Josh Birkholz (F)
||Maple Grove, MN
2013-14 Notes: Signed by CIN on 9/10/13...earned first point of the season (assist) on 10/19 vs. WHL...scored first goal of the season on 11/15 vs. GRN...had first multi-point game of the season on 11/22 at EVN...had a multi-point game (1g, 1a) on 12/13 at KAL...had a multi-point game (1g, 1a) on 2/12/14 vs. FW...had 2-goal game (one shorthanded) on 3/8 vs. TOL...
Career Notes: 2012-13: Finished fifth among Cyclones rookies with 19 points (11g, 8a) in 47 games...Cincinnati went 14-3-1 when Birkholz earned at least a point...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)...enjoyed a multi-point game on 3/6 vs. FLA (1g, 1a)...scored first two career playoff goal on 4/10 vs. TOL...totaled 3 points (2g, 1a) in 9 Kelly Cup Playoff games. 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.