Alden Hirschfeld (C)
Grand Rapids Griffins
2013-14: Logged 49 games with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, garnering 29 points (9-20—29) and 14 penalty minutes…Ranked among Walleye leaders with 20 assists (2nd), 29 points (6th), three power play goals (T5th) and 138 shots on goal (1st)…Picked up two goals and two assists along a four-game point streak, 11/9/13-11/15/13…Chipped in two assists, 12/7/13 at EVN…Potted three points (1-2—3) and seven shots on goal, 1/11/14 at WHL…Suited up for 13 games with the Griffins and notched two points (1-1—2) and seven PIM…Made his Griffins debut, 1/25/14 at TEX…Earned his first point (assist) as a Griffin, 1/26/14 at SA.
2012-13: Made his professional debut with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays, 10/13/12 vs. GWT…Collected eight points (4-4—8) in 18 regular season games with South Carolina…Tallied one assist and two PIM in four ECHL playoff games…Earned two assists and three shots on goal in his second game with the Stingrays, 10/19/12 at GRN…Spent a majority of his season with the AHL’s Providence Bruins, notching eight points (4-4—8) and 20 PIM in 37 contests…Scored his first AHL point and goal, 11/24/12 at STJ…Enjoyed a two-point game (1-1—2), 11/30/12 vs. CT…Accrued a career-high seven PIM with simultaneous kneeing and fighting calls, 12/1/12 at POR.
2011-12: Served as one of Miami’s three captains and was one of only three players to suit up for all 41 games…Ranked fourth overall on the team in scoring with 24 points (11-13—24), 10 PIM and a plus-12 rating during his senior campaign…Earned honors as one of Miami’s CCHA Scholar of the Year nominees…Began the season with a four-game assist streak, 10/07/11…Picked up three points (2-1—3), 11/25/11 vs. PRO…Tallied six points (3-3—6) on a three-game point streak, 11/18/11-11/25/11…Made his AHL debut with the Portland Pirates, 4/3/12 at STJ.
2010-11: Served as an assistant captain for the Redhawks, gathering 26 points (12-14—26) and 16 PIM in 34…Named the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week, 10/4/10-10/11/10…Enjoyed a career-best six-point weekend against UNH, 10/8/10-10/9/10…Recorded the first hat trick of his career against Notre Dame, 12/4/10.
2009-10: Made 43 appearances during his sophomore year with Miami University, missing only one game of the season against Omaha-Nebraska, 2/19/10…Collected 14 points (7-7—14) and 52 PIM…Picked up his first goal of the season, 10/16/09 vs. UNH…Recorded three points during a weekend series against Ohio State, 12/11/09-12/12/09…Scored the game-winning goal in double overtime against Michigan in the Midwest Regional Final during the NCAA Division I Tournament.
2008-09: Suited up for 16 games during his freshman year with the Miami University Redhawks…Tallied six points (5-1—6) and six PIM…Recorded the first multi-point game of his collegiate career with two goals, 2/28/09 vs. OSU…Two of five goals were tallied during NCAA Tournament play vs. Denver (March 27) and Bemidji State (April 9)...Picked up his first career assist on the game-tying goal against Northern Michigan, 3/14/09...Four of his five goals came during the regular-season finale and postseason.
2007-08: Accumulated 38 points (14-24—38) in 43 regular season appearances with Mahoning Valley…Ranked among team leaders with 38 points (6th), 14 goals (8th), 24 assists (5th), a plus-20 rating (5th) and 73 PIM (7th)…Began the season with a three-game point streak, notching five points (2-3—5), 10/6/07-10/12/07…Picked up 18 points (9-9—18) along an 11-game point streak, 11/23/07-1/19/08…Notched three consecutive two-point games, 11/23/07-11/30/07…Finished second on the Phantoms in playoff scoring with 13 points (7-6—13) and two game-winning goals.
2006-07: Ranked seventh in scoring on the NAHL’s Mahoning Valley Phantoms with 48 points (21-27—48) and 63 PIM…Picked up the first point of his minor career with an assist, 9/14/06 MVY at SFE…Notched his first goal, 9/16/06 MVY at BIS…Ran a five-game point streak, 1/13/07-1/20/07…Chipped in two goals and two assists, 1/15/07 MVY at USNTDP…Potted his second four-point game (2-2—4) in an 11-1 victory versus Alpena, 2/17/07…Tied for fifth in playoff scoring on the Phantoms with eight points (5-3—8) in 10 postseason games.