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Tanner Laczynski

School

Ohio State

Position
Forward
Major
Sport Industry

Classroom

Laczynski is a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete with a 3.0+ grade-point average. He is expected to earn his third Academic All-Big Ten honor this year. He is a sport industry major and will earn his bachelor’s degree this spring.

Character

Laczynski was voted an alternate captain for the Buckeyes this season by his teammates. He has been a part of three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. This year’s senior class is looking to become the first at Ohio State to make four straight trips. Tanner was on the 2019 team that won the program’s first Big Ten regular season title. He was also on the 2018 squad that reached the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time in 20 years. He won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2017 World Junior Championship and has been a leader for the Ohio State squad since his freshman year. Tanner has 12 game-winning goals in his career.

Community

Laczynski has been a part of team community efforts during his career. He has been involved with events including visiting the Ronald McDonald House to visit with patients and their families. He has dropped off stuffed animals that were collected during the team’s Teddy Bear Toss and delivered season tickets. Tanner marched in the Ohio State homecoming parade. He is a fan favorite and spends time talking with fans during team events.

Competition

A draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers before his freshman season, Laczynski has earned Second Team All-America, First Team All-Big Ten, Honorable Mention All-B1G, NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team and Big Ten All-Tournament Team honors. He is the second-leading scorer among current NCAA skaters and ranks among the Top 5 non-freshmen in career points per game (129 points, 1.06 points per game through Jan. 9). He leads the Buckeyes and ranks in the Top 15 through the first half of the year in scoring with 20 points. He is one of just three Buckeyes to reach the 100-point mark as a junior since 2000.