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Dzingel Gives Up Final Season at Ohio State

CHN Staff Report

Ohio State junior forward Ryan Dzingel will give up his senior season after agreeing to an entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators.

"It was a very difficult decision leaving my friends and the program I love. I felt like it was the right choice for me moving forward with my career, even though Ohio State is heading in the right direction," Dzingel said.

Dzingel was selected in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He had until July 1 to sign or become a free agent.

Dzingel was a Hobey Baker Award finalist this season. He is expected to join the team's AHL affiliate in Binghamton.

“We are very proud of Ryan and all he has accomplished at Ohio State,” Steve Rohlik, Ohio State head coach, said. “We are excited for his new journey and wish him all the best.”

Dzingel led the Buckeyes in scoring this season with 22 goals, which placed him seventh in the nation.

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