Before Air Force
Played in 119 career regular-season games with three different teams ... Played five games for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL in 2010-11 and had two assists ... In 2011-12, had 37 points (14-23-37) in 59 games with the Ice Dogs ... Had seven points (2-4-7) in 10 playoff games ... Team won the 2011 Robertson Cup championship ... Started the 2012-13 season with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL and had 18 points (4-14-18) in 39 games ... Finished the 2012-13 season with the Ice Dogs and had 12 points (3-9-12) in 16 games ... Also had four points (2-2-4) in 10 playoff games ... Junior coach was Trevor Stewart ... Lettered three years in hockey at White Bear Lake High School ... All-conference as a junior and senior.
Member of Cadet Squadron 22 ... Parents are Randy and Jennifer Birkinbine ... Has one older brother ... Major is undeclared, but considering biology ... Long-term goal is to become a physical therapist ... Favorite NHL team is the Chicago Blackhawks ... Favorite player is Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews.