20 - Matthew Kirzinger
Matthew Kirzinger
Birth Date: 2/13/88
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Leroy, Saskatchewan
Position: Center
Team: Humboldt (SJHL)
S/C: R

Junior (2011-12 Season): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Played in 42 contests . . . Placed second in the team totaling 34 points with 10 goals and 24 assists . . . Registered 22 (7-15=22) points in 21 home games and 12 (3-9=12) points in 21 away games . . . Assisted two goals in the St. Lawrence series (10/7-8) . . . Assisted the winning goal against RPI . . . Scored his first goal of the season in the shutout against Bowling Green State (11/4) . . . Notched a short-handed winning goal and two assists against Notre Dame (12/9) . . . Scored the game-winning goal in the sweep against Colgate (1/7) . . . Registered a goal and two assists against Alaska (1/14) . . . Scored a power-play goal against Ohio State . . . Scored the winning goal and earned an assist against Northern Michigan (2/4) . . . Registered two goals, one on a power-play, and an assist in the Bowling Green State series (2/17-18) . . . Tallied four (1-3=4) points against Bowling Green State in the CCHA Tournament Quarterfinals (3/9-11) . . . Assisted a goal against Denver and Cornell in the NCAA Midwest Regional Semi-Final and the NCAA Midwest Regional Final (3/23-34) . . . Totaled nine points (3-6=9) in six games (1/6-21) . . . Recorded 24 blocked shots.

Sophomore (2010-11 Season): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Played in all 39 contests . . . Placed tied for fifth in team points with 16 on seven goals and nine assists . . . His seven goals represented a tie for squad's fourth-highest output . . . Chalked up eight points (4-4=8) in 28 CCHA outings . . . Posted at least a point in 13 contests . . . Generated a team third-best tying nine points (4-5=9) in 18 home games and produced seven points (3-4=7) in 20 away encounters . . . Finished with a squad fourth-most 37 blocked shots . . . Accumulated season month-best six points (3-3=6) in eight February contests . . . Tallied four points (2-2=4) in eight January matchups . . . Compiled a season game-high three points (0-3=3) and a plus four efficiency rating against Alabama-Huntsville (2/12) . . . Had a two-point (1-1=2) showing with five blocked shots at nationally-ranked Minnesota (1/1) in third-place game of the Mariucci Classic . . . Accounted for the game-winning goal versus nationally-ranked Miami (11/5) and at Alaska (2/5) . . . Totaled a combined six points (2-4=6) during a seven-game period (12/4-1/8) . . . Netted a goal apiece against St. Lawrence (10/15), at Bowling Green State (1/7), versus Alabama-Huntsville (2/11), and against Notre Dame (2/18) . . . Ranked second in the sophomore class in points production . . . Racked up seven (2-5=7) second-period points and contributed six points (2-4=6) in the third period . . . Notched four (2-2=4) points in power-play situations . . . Notched three (0-3=3) short-handed points . . . Accumulated a squad fourth-most tying five first assists.

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: Two . . . Shoots: Right . . . Majoring in construction management.

YearGPGAPTSMin+/-PPGSHGGWGBlk
2009-1038951435-221117
2010-1139791638-530237
2011-124210243475+533324
Career119263864148-284678
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