Josh Birkholz (F)
||Maple Grove, MN
2012-13 Notes: Assigned to Cincinnati on 10/18/12...earned first professional point on 10/20 vs. TRE (assist)...scored first pro goal on 11/16 vs.
REA...first pro fight on 12/1 at TOL (fought Phil Rauch)...scored first pro game-winning goal in the shootout on 12/7/12 vs. KAL...scored second-career
shorthanded goal on 12/29 vs. EVN (which tied the game in the 3rd)...
Career Notes: 2011-12: Led the Everett Silvertips (WHL) in points (57) and goals (29), while finishing second on the team in assists (28) in 70 games. All of his offensive totals were career-bests as an amateur. 2010-11: Finished fifth on the Everett Silvertips (WHL) in points (29) and second in goals (18). 2009-10: Appeared in 36 games with the University of Minnesota, amassing only six points (5 goals, 1 assist) and 20 penalty minutes. 2008-09: Ranked third on the Fargo Force (USHL) in scoring with 36 points (21 goals, 15 assists) in 55 games played...Named to USHL All-Star Game. Draft Status: 3rd Round Selection (67th overall) by the Florida Panthers in 2009.