ocked out by the NHL, Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger is returning to his alma mater to help coach the Ohio State men's hockey team.

The three-year letterwinner with the Buckeyes, who has spent the last four of his seven NHL seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets, will be a volunteer assistant to coach Mark Osiecki.

A former Academic All-Big Ten choice, Umberger continued to work toward his degree after turning pro and earned his bachelor's degree in marketing in the spring of 2011.


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