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  Barnabas Birkeland

Barnabas Birkeland

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buffalo, Minn.

Weight:
193

Position:
Defense

Experience:
3L

Last Team:
Soo Jr. Hounds (NOJHL)

Junior (2005-06): More than doubled his point total from the previous season, finishing with 1-10--11 to lead defensemen in assists...Received the Soo BlueLiners' Scholar-Athlete Award after accumulating a 3.475 grade-point average...Led defensemen in plus/minus with a +4 rating...Scored an unassisted goal against Robert Morris (11/25).

Sophomore (2004-05): Appeared in only 20 contests due to a mid-season injury...Tied for the team lead in plus/minus with a +1...Assisted on four goals...Penalized only five times for ten total minutes.

Freshman (2003-04): Appeared in 34 contests as a freshman...Scored first career goal in a 2-1 loss to NCAA Tournament participant Michigan State at Joe Louis Arena (2/7)...Registered first career point on Jon Booras' goal against Nebraska-Omaha (11/8)...Assisted on Bo Cheesman's game winning goal in a 5-2 victory over Northern Michigan (2/20).

Prior to LSSU: Played with LSSU teammate Jeffrey Rainville on the Soo Junior Greyhounds...Named to the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) Second Team and all-star team as a defenseman in 2002-03...Totaled 13 goals and 28 assists during his final junior season...Played for the Minnesota state champion Elk River High School team in 2000-01.

Personal: Son of Steve and Joan Birkeland...Graduated from Elk River High School (Minn.) in 2002...Participated in soccer and tennis...Enjoys golf, volleyball, and spending time on the lake...Majoring in economics.

All About Barnabas:

Favorite TV Show: Simpsons

Favorite Movie: High Fidelity

Favorite Food: Prime Rib

Favorite Superhero: Michelangelo of the Ninja Turtles

Favorite Band and Song: "Break on Through" by The Doors

What sets me apart from my teammates: I went to Wimbeldon with my Grandparents

Person I would like to meet from history: Winston Churchill

Advice I would give to youngsters: Believe in yourself and work hard

Pre-game ritual: Eating carbohydrates

Favorite NHL team: Minnesota Wild

Career Statistics

SeasonG.P.GoalsAssistsPointsPIM
2003-04341454
2004-051904410
2005-06361101112
Career892182026


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