4 Dane Birks
4 Dane Birks
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Merritt, B.C.
Position: D
Team: Merritt (BCHL)
gp 44
p 18
g 5
a 13
pim 26
+/- +10

Junior Season (2016-17): Skated in 42 games, scoring two goals and adding seven assists … Scored the game-winning goal in the GLI Semifinal against Michigan (Dec. 29) and vs. Minnesota State in the WCHA Semifinals … Added an assist in both games for two of three multipoint games on the season … Had pair of assists vs. Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 2) … Was second amongst Tech defensemen with a plus 12 rating and also blocked 43 shots …Attended the Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp in June.

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

Freshman Season (2014-15): Didn't appear in any games … Attended the Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp.

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: Shoots right … Son of Bill Birks and Cori Post … Born Dane Riley Birks on August 29, 1995, in Merritt, British Columbia … Has one brother and one sister … Enjoys ranching … Grandfather played for the Chicago Cubs … Majoring in sports and fitness management.

Recent Games
Mar 3 at Bemidji State W, 5-4
Mar 9 at Minnesota State L, 2-1
Mar 10 at Minnesota State W, 4-2
Mar 11 at Minnesota State W, 2-1
Mar 17 at Northern Michigan W, 2-0
Mar 23 vs. Notre Dame L, 4-3
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 44 28
Points 18 12
Goals 5 3
Assists 13 9
PIM 26 20
+/- +10 +11
Power-play goals 3 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Games started 11 9
Game-winning goals 0 0
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 57 34
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 1 at Wisconsin L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 6 vs. Union W, 6-3 - 1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 7 at Minnesota Duluth W, 4-3 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 13 at Lake Superior State W, 4-3 - 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 14 at Lake Superior State T, 2-2 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 20 Alabama Huntsville W, 5-4 1 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Oct 21 Alabama Huntsville L, 4-2 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 27 at Minnesota State L, 3-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 28 at Minnesota State L, 5-3 1 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 3 Bowling Green L, 2-1 - 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 4 Bowling Green T, 2-2 - 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 10 Northern Michigan W, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11 at Northern Michigan L, 4-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 17 at Alaska Anchorage T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 18 at Alaska Anchorage T, 3-3 - 1 1 2 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 24 at Alaska W, 5-4 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 25 at Alaska W, 5-1 - 0 1 1 0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 8 Ferris State L, 4-3 1 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 9 Ferris State W, 5-1 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 15 Lake Superior State W, 3-0 1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dec 16 Lake Superior State T, 3-3 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 1 vs. Michigan State W, 5-2 - 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 2 vs. Bowling Green L, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 5 vs. Boston College W, 4-3 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 6 vs. Arizona State L, 3-2 - 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 19 Alaska W, 5-2 - 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 20 Alaska W, 4-3 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 26 at Ferris State L, 4-3 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 27 at Ferris State L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 2 at Bowling Green L, 7-2 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 3 at Bowling Green W, 4-0 1 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 9 Bemidji State L, 4-2 - 0 0 0 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 10 Bemidji State W, 5-1 - 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 16 Arizona State L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 17 Arizona State W, 5-3 1 1 0 1 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 23 at Northern Michigan L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 24 Northern Michigan W, 3-2 1 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 2 at Bemidji State W, 5-3 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 3 at Bemidji State W, 5-4 - 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 9 at Minnesota State L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 10 at Minnesota State W, 4-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 11 at Minnesota State W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 17 at Northern Michigan W, 2-0 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 23 vs. Notre Dame L, 4-3 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
  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 44 5 13 18 26 +10 3 0 0 0 0 0 57
Total 117 7 23 30 68 +27 3 1 1 1 0 0 100
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 44 5 13 18 26 +10 3 0 0 0 0 0 57
Conference 28 3 9 12 20 +11 2 0 0 0 0 0 34
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 16 3 5 8 14 +8 1 0 0 0 0 0 24
Away 22 1 6 7 10 +4 1 0 0 0 0 0 24
Neutral 6 1 2 3 2 -2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
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Wins 22 3 9 12 12 +13 2 0 0 0 0 0 34
Losses 17 0 2 2 12 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Ties 5 2 2 4 2 +1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
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October 9 2 2 4 4 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
November 8 1 4 5 2 +5 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
December 4 1 1 2 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
January 8 0 2 2 8 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
February 8 1 2 3 8 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
March 7 0 2 2 0 +6 0 0 0 0 0 0 10