Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 10/9/12
Its not every day that a college hockey team gets the chance to have an NHL player coaching from the sidelines. Its almost like a perfect storm, said Ohio State mens hockey coach Mark Osiecki on the addition of Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger to his coaching staff of Steve Rohik, associate head coach, and Joe Exter, assistant coach, today. Hes an alum, he lives here and he plays for Columbus. Umberger, who is serving as a volunteer coach, was an All-American at Ohio State. Hes played in the NHL for the last seven years; the last four have been with the Blue Jackets. NHL players were locked out at midnight Sept. 15 over a labor dispute that primarily focuses on how to divide hockey related revenues totaling billions. That dispute is expected to last into November, possibly December. The first set of regular season games have already been canceled through Oct. 24. "With the NHL lockout in full force, I am looking forward to being more connected to the Ohio State hockey pro...
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