Derrick Burnett, Class of 2011, helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Inline World Championships,
Burnett, a 2011 graduate, will play for Team USA for the third time in the last four years
Played in all 37 games ... Second on the team with 33 points and tied for second with 10 goals ... Led the team with 23 assists ... Tied his season high with two assists three times on the season ... Did not score more than two points in any game, but scored in 22 of 37 games, the second best mark on the team ... One goal and one assist in the 3-0 win over Bentley, Nov. 7 ... Two goals and two assists in the Holy Cross series, Jan. 22-23 ... Six points in the final four games of the season ... Two goals and an assist in the sweep of Army in the AHA Quarterfinals.
Seventh on the team with 24 points and sixth with eight goals ... Sixth on the team with three power-play goals ... Career-high three points and three assists vs. Sacred Heart, Nov. 21 ... Tied career high with two goals in the 3-2 win over Army, Jan. 24 ... Two assists vs. Holy Cross, Feb. 21 ... Scored the first goal, and eventual game-winner, vs. Michigan in NCAA Regional on the power play.
Earned the team's John Matchefts award as the top rookie as voted on by the team ... The top Falcon freshman scorer with 26 points (7-19-26) ... Third in the league and 28th in the nation in points by a freshman ... +8 was second among the Falcon freshmen and fourth on the team among the forwards ... First career point was an assist vs. Quinnipiac in his first collegiate game ... Had a four-game point streak early in the season ... First career goal came in his 19th game when he scored two vs. RIT, Jan. 12 ... Scored AFA's first goal in the win over No. 4 Denver ... Three points, all assists, in the Bentley series ... Tied career best with two assists, Feb. 2 ... Three points in the Canisius series, Feb. 22-23 ... One goal in the first game ... Four points (1-3-4) in the AHA Quarterfinal series vs. Bentley, March 7-8 ... Named the AHA Rookie of the Week, March 10 ... Had 17 points in his last 18 games ... Scored AFA's first goal in the NCAA Northeast Regional vs. Miami to tie the game at 1-1 in the second period ... Named the AHA Rookie of the Month in March.
Before Air Force
Played 58 games for coach Gary VanHereweghe and the Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in 2006-07 ... Tied for second on the team in scoring with 61 points (19-42-61) ... Led the team in assists ... Eight power-play goals ... Graduated from Santiago High School ... Lettered three years in roller hockey.
Member of Cadet Squadron 19 ... Parents are Clay and Holly Burnett ... Has one sister, Meagan ... Major is social science ... This past summer, worked the Falcon Summer Sports Camps as a mentor to about 30 kids each week for two weeks ... Also took a class in geopolitics and served as a cadre member during Basic Cadet Training, leading incoming freshmen through the obstacle course ... Long-term goal is to get his master's in business ... Is the assistant flight commander in his squadron ... Favorite snack is trail mix ... Favorite movie is Old School ... Person in history he would most like to meet is Helen Keller ... Greatest moment in sports was beating Michigan in the NCAA Tournament ... Favorite sport other than hockey is golf ... Favorite NHL team is the Anaheim Ducks ... Favorite player is Philadelphia Flyer Mike Richards.
BURNETT'S CAREER STATS
Year GP G A PTS 2007-08 39 7 19 26 2008-09 37 8 16 24 2009-10 37 10 23 33 tOTALS 113 25 58 83