Will Riedell


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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Professional Career

  • Signed with AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms for remainder of 2021-22 season and played in two games

College Career

  • Selected a captain for the Buckeyes in his one year with the team
  • 2022 Senior CLASS Award First Team
  • Graduate transfer at Ohio State in 2021-22 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 and ended collegiate career with 171 games played, notching 61 points on 20 goals and 41 assists
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in business administration from LSSU and graduate certificate in public management from Ohio State in Summer 2022; wants to get into the business field, potentially into medical device sales
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Ohio State Career

2021-22 (Graduate Season)

  • Senior CLASS Award finalist, earning first team honors
  • Selected team captain
  • Three goals and seven assists while playing in 33 of 37 games; missed series at Minnesota Nov. 12-13 and vs. Wisconsin Feb. 4-5 with injury
  • 50 shot blocks to share team lead; six in series vs. Penn State Nov. 5-6, with four in game two; five blocks at Michigan Feb. 19; 12 blocks in last four games combined
  • +7 mark on the year, with +1 or better ratings in 12 games and just eight minus outings
  • First point and goal as a Buckeye was gamewinning tally with 3.6 seconds remaining in overtime vs. UConn Oct. 15
  • Scored on the power play at Notre Dame Dec. 3 and vs. Bowling Green Dec. 16
  • Assist vs. Michigan State Oct. 30, vs. Mercyhurst Nov. 27, at Wisconsin Jan. 8 and at Penn State Jan. 29
  • Assist and +2 in each game vs. LIU Dec. 31-Jan. 1
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

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


  • 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