Mason Lohrei


Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 210
  • Hometown Madison, Wis.
  • Junior Team Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
  • NHL Draft Boston (2nd round, 2020)

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  • Selected by Boston in the second round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft (No. 58)
  • Participated in Bruins’ development camp in August 2021 and ’22

Ohio State Career

  • 2022 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection
  • Finalist for 2022 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honor
  • Two-time Big Ten Star of the Week
  • Team’s Best Defensive Player award winner

2022-23 (Sophomore Season, through Jan. 1)

  • 15 assists and points on the year; leads team in assists and ranks third in points
  • Assist in 14 of 20 games on the year
  • Tied for fourth in B1G in assists per game (.75)
  • Tied for eighth among all defensemen in the NCAA (tied for second among B1G blueliners)
  • Two assists at Penn State Dec. 3

2021-22 (Freshman Season)

  • Honorable Mention All-Big Ten, Big Ten All-Freshman Team and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year finalist
  • Recognized with team’s Best Defensive Player award
  • Led Buckeyes with 25 assists and second with 29 points while playing in 31 of 37 games, missing last six games with injury; At least one point in 19 of 31 games
  • +16 on the year to rank third on squad
  • Ranked in the Top 8 in the NCAA in assists per game overall and points per game among defensemen; stood sixth in points and points per game among NCAA freshmen
  • 10th in Ohio State history for assists in a a single season by a defenseman and tied for eighth in helpers by a Buckeye freshman skater; .81 assists per game tied for the second-best by a Buckeye since 2000 and it was the most assists by a Buckeye defenseman since Doug Andress had 27 in 2004
  • 41 blocked shots on the year, with three in five games
  • B1G Second Star of the Week after 5 points in series vs. Wisconsin Feb. 4-5; Three assists in game one and goal and an assist in game two
  • B1G Third Star of the Week after LIU series; assist in game one before three assists and points and +5 mark in game two
  • 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
  • Four two-assist games – vs. Mercyhurst Nov. 26, at Notre Dame Dec. 3-4 and at Michigan State Jan. 22
  • Helper in each game vs. Michigan Dec. 10-11 and at Bowling Green Dec. 17

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


  • 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
  • Born in Baton Rouge, La.
  • 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