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Patrick Guzzo

Forward

Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 198
  • Hometown Marysville, Mich.
  • Junior Team Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors as a freshman

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

  • Eight points, with three goals and five assists, while playing in 17 games; did not play in season opener at Bentley
  • Goal and an assist vs. Michigan State Oct. 30
  • Tallied gamewinner vs. UConn Oct. 16 and at Minnesota Nov. 12
  • Helper in first game of the season at Bentley Oct. 9, vs. Penn State Nov. 5, vs. Michigan Dec. 11 and at Bowling Green Dec. 17 on third period gamewinner
  • Three shot blocks vs. the Gophers Nov. 12 and Dec. 3 at Notre Dame
  • 14 blocks on the year

2020-21 (Freshman Season)

  • Played in 26 of 27 games, with collegiate debut Nov. 23 at Minnesota; notched two goals
  • Scored first career goal and point Jan. 23 at Michigan State
  • Tallied gamewinner against Michigan Feb. 19
  • 14 shot blocks, including three against Arizona State Dec. 18
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for the USHL Waterloo Black Hawks for two seasons
  • 24 points in 44 games, with 12 goals and 12 assists, in 2019-20 and had a 6-10-16 line in 54 games in 2018-19
  • Named to 2020 BioSteel All-American Game but was unable to play because of injury
  • Ranked in NHL Central Scouting rankings
  • Came up through Little Caesars program
  • Attended Marysville High School and West Waterloo High School, graduating in 2020
  • Also played basketball and soccer

Personal

  • Son of Angelo, who manages a hockey rink, and Kimberley, who works at Chrysler
  • Sister, Mckenzie, attends York University
  • Played with Buckeye James Marooney in Waterloo
  • Business major and would like to own a business in the future
  • On wearing No. 71 at Ohio State: “I’ve been wearing 71 my whole life. My favorite player is Evgeni Malkin.”
  • On why he chose Ohio State: “Ohio State is an amazing university academically and for sports. They’ve had countless players go pro and it’s going to help me get to the next level.”
  • Enjoys playing basketball and video games
  • Started playing hockey at age 3; father got him out on the ice early because he was also a hockey player

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