#33

Will Riedell

Defenseman

Player profile

  • Year Graduate
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 205
  • Hometown Greensboro, N.C.
  • Junior Team New Jersey Junior Titans (NAHL)
  • Previous School Lake Superior State University (WCHA)

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College Career

  • Graduate transfer after playing four years at Lake Superior State
  • Played 138 games over four years with the Lakers, with 17 goals and 34 assists for 51 points
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in business administration from LSSU
  • Pursuing graduate degree in public management and wants to get into the business field, potentially into medical device sales

Prior to Ohio State

At Lake Superior State

  • 138 games played, with 51 points on 17 goals and 34 assists and a +15 mark; four goals came on the power play and had three gamewinners
  • Saw action in 29 games in 2020-21, notching 6-11-17 line and +7 mark; three power play tallies and three game winning scores; Lakers won the WCHA Tournament in 2021; alternate captain for LSSU
  • Played in 41 games in 2019-20, with 5-13-18 totals and a +13 mark; named WCHA Defenseman of the Week Feb. 10, 2020 and was WCHA Defenseman of the Month for February 2020
  • 35 games played in 2018-19 and had 11 points, including seven assists, and a +10 rating
  • Skated in 33 games as a freshman in 2017-18 and picked up five points, with two goals and three assists

Junior Hockey

  • Skated for NAHL New Jersey Junior Titans in 2016-17, with 8-19-27 line in 59 games while serving as team captain
  • Started 2015-16 with NAHL Austin Bruins (28 gp, 2g, 7a, 9p) and played 24 games with New Jersey (2g, 4a, 6p)
  • Played for Vermont Academy in 2013-14 and 2014-15
  • Member of USA Hockey’s 16U AA National Championship team
  • Graduated from Northwest Guilford High School in 2015
  • Also played lacrosse in high school

Personal

  • Son of Andrew, a police officer, and Kathyrn, a teacher
  • Brother Jack plays hockey at SUNY Cortland and sister Sarah plays beach volleyball at Coastal Carolina
  • Enjoys fishing and golf and spending time with friends and family
  • Wore No. 3 at Lake Superior State so added another 3 to be No. 33 at Ohio State with No. 3 already taken
  • Has worked in pool maintenance and bartending as well as in lighting and some landscape work
  • On why he chose Ohio State: “To win a national championship and be a part of the great alumni network Ohio State has.”
  • Started playing hockey at 4 years old, with his father getting him into the game
  • Favorite player is Roman Josi because “he is fun to watch every night and is one of the best defensemen in the league”
  • Trains with Ohio State alum Matt Weis in the summer