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Mason Lohrei

Defenseman

Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 200
  • Hometown Madison, Wis.
  • Junior Team Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
  • NHL Draft Boston (2nd round, 2020)

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NHL 

  • Selected by Boston in the second round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft (No. 58)
  • Participated in Bruins’ development camp in August 2021

Ohio State Career

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

  • Leads Buckeyes with 13 assists and second with 15 points through first 18 games; At least one point in 8 of last 12 games
  • +7 on the year, with four minus ratings and nine games +1 or better
  • Began collegiate career on three-game point streak, with goal at Bentley Oct. 8, two assists against the Falcons Oct. 9 and a helper vs. UConn Oct. 15
  • Three points in series vs. Penn State Nov. 5-6, with +2 rating in each game; Assist in opener and goal and a helper in game two
  • Extended point streak to three with assist at Minnesota Nov. 12
  • Two assists against Mercyhurst Nov. 26 and at Notre Dame Dec. 3-4
  • Helper in each game vs. Michigan Dec. 10-11 and at Bowling Green Dec. 17
  • 21 blocked shots on the year, with three Nov. 13 at Minnesota and Nov. 27 vs. Mercyhurst

Prior to Ohio State

  • 2021 USHL Defenseman of the Year and First Team All-USHL; Skated in 48 games with Green Bay and led all USHL defensemen in points (59), assists (40), power play assists (19) and gamewinning goals (6)
  • Five-time USHL Defenseman of the Week in 2020-21
  • Saw action in 48 games with the Gamblers in 2019-20 and had 37 points, including eight goals and 29 assists, earning Second Team All-USHL accolades; named to 2020 BioSteel All-American Game
  • Played nine games for Green Bay in 2018-19
  • Skated with Culver Military Academy before the USHL, graduating in 2019
  • Also played football, lacrosse, baseball and soccer

Personal

  • Son of Teri, a business owner, and David, an international salesman who was a professional ice hockey coach for 17 years
  • Has two sisters, Zoe, who plays hockey at RIT, and Veronica
  • Enjoys wake surfing, basketball, music and fishing
  • Plans to major in business
  • On why he chose Ohio State: “I chose Ohio State because of the great academics and highly competitive hockey program. I was very impressed by the culture and facilities and I believe the coaching staff is one of the best in the country to help me improve my game and prepare me for the next level.”
  • Went to high school with Buckeye teammate Dominic Vidoli and played junior hockey with classmate Cam Thiesing
  • Started skating before he was 2