COLUMBUS, Ohio – Defenseman Tommy Parran, who completed his Ohio State men’s hockey career in the spring, has signed with the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL for the 2019-20 season, the organization announced.
Parran signed an amateur try-out with the Thunder following the Buckeyes’ season and appeared in three games, posting an assist.
A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Parran saw action in 121 games in the Scarlet and Gray, with 26 points on seven goals and 19 assists, along with 126 shot blocks.
Parran was a finalist for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award, the first finalist in Ohio State men’s hockey history.
An English major, he was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete who graduated in the spring. He was a Bucks Go Pro intern, traveled on a service learning trip to Thailand and served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as the vice president for community service.
Parran and the Buckeyes made three straight NCAA appearances, including a trip to the Frozen Four in 2018. He was part of the second Ohio State senior class to earn three NCAA berths, while the Frozen Four appearance was the second in program history and first since 1998.
The Buckeyes improved a spot in the Big Ten standings each year during Parran’s career, culminating this season with the first Big Ten regular season title in program history and the first conference regular season championship for Ohio State since 1972.