4 Dane Birks
4 Dane Birks
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Year: So.
Hometown: Merritt, B.C.
Position: D
Team: Merritt (BCHL)
gp 42
p 9
g 2
a 7
pim 26
+/- +12

Freshman Season (2015-16): Appeared in 31 games on the blue line … Assisted on a goal at Ferris State (Oct. 16), vs. Ferris State (Oct. 30), and vs. Lake Superior State (Feb. 5) … Blocked 29 shots and was +5 with 16 penalty minutes … Attended the Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp in June.

2014-15: Redshirted

Prior to Michigan Tech: Played two seasons for his hometown Merritt Centennials of the BCHL … Posted 4-17=21 in 50 games in 2013-14 after 5-15=20 in 52 games during the 2012-13 season … Was Merritt's Rookie of the Year in 2012-13 and its Defenseman of the Year in 2013-14 … Was drafted in the sixth round by the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins in 2013 … Helped Canada West to a bronze medal at the Junior A Championships in fall 2013.

Personal: Son of Bill Birks and Cori Post … Born Dane Riley Birks on Aug. 29, 1995, in Merritt, B.C. … Has one brother and one sister … Enjoys ranching … Grandfather played for the Chicago Cubs … Majoring in sports and fitness management.

Recent Games
Mar 4 Lake Superior State W, 8-0
Mar 10 Minnesota State W, 5-1
Mar 11 Minnesota State L, 1-0
Mar 12 Minnesota State W, 4-1
Mar 18 Bowling Green W, 3-2
Mar 25 vs. Denver L, 5-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 42 25
Points 9 3
Goals 2 0
Assists 7 3
PIM 26 20
+/- +12 +7
Power-play goals 0 0
Short-handed goals 1 0
Empty net goals 1 0
Games started 2 2
Game-winning goals 1 0
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 25 11
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 1 at Minnesota Duluth L, 6-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 2 at Minnesota Duluth L, 4-3 - 0 2 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 7 at Minnesota State L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Minnesota State L, 4-0 - 0 0 0 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14 Alabama Huntsville W, 7-3 - 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 15 Alabama Huntsville T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21 at Michigan L, 4-3 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 22 at Michigan T, 3-3 - 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 28 Northern Michigan W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29 at Northern Michigan W, 5-1 - 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 4 at Michigan State L, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 5 at Michigan State W, 5-1 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11 Lake Superior State W, 6-1 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 12 Lake Superior State W, 4-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 18 at Alaska Anchorage W, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 19 at Alaska Anchorage T, 1-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 25 at Alaska W, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 26 at Alaska W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 2 Bemidji State L, 3-1 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 3 Bemidji State W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 9 at Bowling Green W, 3-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 10 at Bowling Green W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 29 vs. Michigan W, 2-0 - 1 1 2 0 +2 0 0 0 1 0 3
Dec 30 vs. Western Mich. L, 1-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 6 at Notre Dame L, 3-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 7 at Notre Dame W, 4-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 13 Alaska Anchorage T, 3-3 - 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 14 Alaska Anchorage T, 1-1 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 20 Minnesota State T, 4-4 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 21 Minnesota State W, 4-0 - 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 27 at Alabama Huntsville W, 5-2 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 28 at Alabama Huntsville T, 4-4 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 3 at Bemidji State L, 4-2 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 4 at Bemidji State L, 3-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 10 Ferris State L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 11 Ferris State W, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 at Northern Michigan W, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 25 Northern Michigan L, 5-3 - 0 1 1 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 3 Lake Superior State W, 6-4 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 4 Lake Superior State W, 8-0 - 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 10 Minnesota State W, 5-1 - 1 1 2 0 +3 0 1 1 0 0 2
Mar 11 Minnesota State L, 1-0 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 12 Minnesota State W, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 18 Bowling Green W, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 25 vs. Denver L, 5-2 - 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2014-15 - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 31 0 3 3 16 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
2016-17 42 2 7 9 26 +12 0 1 1 1 0 0 25
2017-18 25 4 9 13 12 +2 3 0 0 0 0 0 34
Total 98 6 19 25 54 +19 3 1 1 1 0 0 77
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 42 2 7 9 26 +12 0 1 1 1 0 0 25
Conference 25 0 3 3 20 +7 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 18 1 3 4 16 +9 0 1 1 0 0 0 11
Away 21 0 3 3 10 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Neutral 3 1 1 2 0 +0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
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Wins 22 2 4 6 8 +16 0 1 1 1 0 0 11
Losses 13 0 3 3 12 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Ties 7 0 0 0 6 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
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October 9 0 4 4 10 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
November 8 0 0 0 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
December 6 1 1 2 2 +2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
January 8 0 0 0 8 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
February 4 0 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
March 7 1 1 2 4 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 3