#10

Georgii Merkulov

Forward

Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 180
  • Hometown Ryazan, Russia
  • Junior Team Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)

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Ohio State Career

  • B1G Third Star of the Week Nov. 30, 2021

2021-22 (Freshman Season, through Dec. 17)

  • Played in 17 of first 18 games; first on team seven goals and 17 points and tied for second with 10 assists
  • Point in 13 of 17 outings, including last four (3g, 3a, 6p)
  • B1G Third Star of the Week after a goal and an assist in each game vs. Mercyhurst Nov. 26-27; +3 in the series and won 18-of-23 faceoffs
  • Tied game in third period vs. Bowling Green Dec. 16 and had 1-2-3 line in game two at BG Dec. 17, with first career two-assist game
  • Assist at Bentley Oct. 9 for first collegiate point
  • Scored in comeback win over UConn Oct. 15
  • Four-game assist streak Oct. 29-Nov. 12, with helpers vs. Michigan State, Penn State (twice) and Minnesota
  • Scored gamewinner at Notre Dame Dec. 3
  • Tallied on the power play vs. Michigan Dec. 10 and assist in game two Dec. 11

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for USHL Youngstown Phantoms in 36 games in 2019-20, with 33 points, on six goals and 27 assists, and then saw action in 38 games for the Phantoms in 2020-21, recording 40 points with 14 goals and 26 assists
  • Skated with Kapitan Stupino in Russia in 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 (before moving to Youngstown)
  • Youth hockey was with CSKA Mosvka
  • Graduated from School No. 152 in 2017

Personal

  • Son of Gennadiy and Olga and has a sister, Sonya
  • Chose number 10 at Ohio State because it goes with his birthday
  • Enjoys disc golf, ping pong and tennis
  • Started playing hockey at age 2