Three Former Buckeyes Sign Pro Hockey Contracts

By Jake Anderson on July 13, 2019 at 11:15 am
Dakota Joshua on the ice against Michigan.

Dakota Joshua, Ryan Dzingel, and Nick Schilkey have all agreed to new deals in the past 24 hours.

Joshua will be joining the St. Louis Blues on a two-year entry-level deal.

The forward recently finished his senior season at Ohio State where he scored nine goals and added 13 assists in 32 games played. He was named to the 2018 NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team and was a part of one of the only two senior classes in school history to appear in three NCAA Tournaments. 

Joshua was originally drafted in 2014 by the Toronto Maple Leaves as a part of the NHL Entry Draft. 

Ryan Dzingel will be departing from Columbus once again, this time leaving the Blue Jackets for the Carolina Hurricanes. He will sign a two-year, $6.75 million contract. 

Dzingel played for Ohio State for from 2011 to 2014. In his third and final year, the forward scored 22 goals and added 24 assists, earning him First-Team All American honors while finishing as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top collegiate player.

Dzingel played for the Blue Jackets at the end of last year during their historic playoff run, scoring one goal in nine postseason games. 

Nick Schilkey, a former teammate of Ryan Dzingel, inked a new, one-year deal with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. 

The forward was a four-year player for the Bucks from 2013 to 2017. Schilkey scored 69 goals while assisting on 61 more in 141 games. He was a captain for Ohio State his junior and senior year. 

Schilkey played for the Charlotte Checkers last year, helping them win their first Calder Cup in franchise history. Schilkey contributed 15 goals and 22 assists in the regular season and one goal, eight assists in the playoffs.