20 - Matthew Kirzinger
Matthew Kirzinger
Birth Date: 2/13/88
Height: 5-9
Weight: 172
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Leroy, Saskatchewan
Position: Right Wing
Team: Humboldt (SJHL)
S/C: R

Kirzinger Player Introduction

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

Sophomore (2010-11 Season): Game-By-Game Statistics.

Freshman (2009-10 Season): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Attained team's Rookie of the Year Award as a result of compiling 14 points with nine goals and five assists in 38 games . . . Finished 10th on FSU's points leaders list and was tops among the team's freshmen skaters . . . His nine lamplighters represented a tie for fourth most on the squad . . . Recorded 12 points (8-4=12) in 20 home encounters . . . Accumlated a month-best five points (3-2=5) in six November contests . . . Tallied at least a point in 12 contests, which included a season-high two-point games against Bowling Green State (11/6) and Ohio State (11/21) with a goal and an assist in each CCHA tilt . . . Netted a combined four points (3-1=4) during a three-game points streak (11/20-12/4) which featured a goal in all three outings . . . Accounted for the game winner with an unassisted short-handed marker against Nebraska-Omaha (12/4) . . . Scored a regulation game-tying goal against Northern Michigan (3/19) in a CCHA Championships Semifinal matchup before falling 5-4 in overtime . . . First collegiate point came on an assist versus Connecticut (10/16) in weekend non-league series opener and then scored his first lamplighter in series finale (10/17) . . . Registered a goal apiece against Robert Morris (10/24), Ohio State (11/20), Miami (1/16), and Northern Michigan (2/5) . . . Totaled a second-period six points (3-3=6) and had four third-period points (3-1=4) . . . Garnered a team ninth-most 17 blocked shots . . . Garnered a season-best two blocked shots in a game three times - at Miami (11/14), at Ohio State (1/30), and at Lake Superior State (2/12).

High School/Juniors: Skated for the Humboldt (Saskatchewan) Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) for three seasons (2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09) . . . Coached by Dean Brockman . . . Chosen as the 2009 SJHL Playoffs' Most Valuable Player as a result of tallying a league-high eight goals in the postseason and tying for overall top scoring honors with 14 points . . . Tabbed as the SJHL Player of the Month for March 2009 with seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 10 playoff outings . . . Recognized as the January 2009 SJHL Player of the Month . . . Compiled a team sixth-most 52 points with a squad-leading 29 goals and 23 assists in 39 regular-season for 2008-09 campaign . . . Placed fifth among league's 2008-09 top goal scorers while tying for 21st place in points . . . Scored eight power-play markers and four game-winning lamplighters in 2008-09 regular season action . . . Played an integral role in leading the 2008-09 Humboldt squad to a 45-8-1-(2) overall record, a SJHL championship title, and a runner-up finish in the Royal Bank Cup finals . . . Produced 49 points on 25 goals with 24 helpers in 55 2007-08 regular-season matchups en route to helping the Broncos register a 48-9-0-(1) overall ledger and a Royal Bank Cup Championship crown . . . Chosen as the 2008 Royal Bank Cup Player of the Game . . . Accumulated 45 points on 16 goals and 29 assists in 49 appearances for the 2006-07 campaign as Humboldt went 41-14-0-(3) overall . . . Member of three (2007-09) Credential Cup Championship teams and two (2008-09) Anavet Cup winners . . . Joins current Ferris State netminder Taylor Nelson as Bronco alumni presently skating for the Bulldogs . . . Graduated in 2006 from Englefeld (Saskatchewan) High School . . . Played prep hockey under coach Desi Zimmerman . . . Participated four years (2003-06) each in volleyball, badminton, and choir. 

Personal: Born 2/13/88 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan . . . . Son of John and Dulcie Kirzinger . . .  Father is a farmer and mother a music teacher . . . Has two older brothers and one younger . . . Hobbies include bikes .  . . His third cousin (Jeremy Weatherspoon) is a speed skater for Team Canada . . . Nickname is "Zinger" . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Shoots: Right . . . Majoring in construction management.

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