Third-team all-AHA ... Played in all 38 games and was second on the team in goals (7) and points (23) by a defenseman ... Ranked third in the league in points by a defenseman in AHA games (7-12-19) ... Tied season high with two points (1-1-2) vs. Robert Morris, Feb. 26 ... Season high two assists vs. SHU, March 11-12 ... Had the first assist on the GWG in win over RIT in the championship game ... Named to the AHA all-tournament team.
First-team all-AHA selection ... Earned the team's Defensive Player of the Year award ... Played in all 37 games and was the team's top scoring defenseman with five goals and 19 assists for 24 points ... All 24 of his points came against league opponents (31 games) ... Third in the AHA in points by a defenseman with 23 in regular season AHA games ... Three of his five goals were game-winners ... Scored the game-winner vs. RIT, Oct. 23, with 1:45 left in the third ... Scored the game-winner vs. UConn, Jan. 8, with 2:46 left in the third ... Scored the game-winner vs. Holy Cross, Jan. 23, with 0.6 left in overtime ... Career best five assists vs. Sacred Heart, Feb. 27 ... His five assists tied as the most ever by an Air Force player vs. a Division I opponent ... Career-best seven points (1-6-7) in the Sacred Heart series ... Named AHA Player of the Week, first time in his career ... Had a career-best six-game point scoring streak..
Played in all 41 games and had two goals and 11 assists for 13 points ... 13 points were fourth among the Falcon freshmen ... +11 on the season ... 10 points in 28 conference games ... First career point was an assist vs. Bemidji State, Oct. 17 ... First career goal came at Bentley, Feb. 13, in a 3-2 win ... Season best two assists and two points vs. RIT, Feb. 28 ... Matched his season high with two assists vs. Mercyhurst in the AHA championship game.
Before Air Force
Played two seasons for coach Pat Cullen's Southern Minnesota Express of the NAHL ... Played in 56 games and was the team's top scoring defenseman with 43 points (6-37-43) ... Ranked fifth on the team in scoring by all players ... Third in the league in points by a defenseman ... Played in the NAHL All-Star Game and the Top Prospect Tournament ... Team captain ... Also played 50 games for the Express in 2006-07 and had 11 points (3-8-11) ... Graduated from Austin (Minn.) High School ... Lettered four years in hockey, three in baseball and one in football ... All-conference in hockey as a junior and senior ... All-conference and honorable mention all-state in baseball as a senior.
Member of Cadet Squadron 27 ... Parents are John and Lidia Kirby ... Has three brothers, Matt , Dan and John ... Younger brother, John, is a defenseman for the Austin Bruins of the NAHL ... Major is social sciences ... This past summer, worked Summer Seminar and assisted with the operations warrior course during Basic Cadet Training ... Also took a geopolitics class ... On the commandant's list for military excellence in the spring of 2011 ... Is the safety officer in his squadron ... Would like to work in the logistics career field after graduation ... Favorite book is Josh Hamilton's biography ... Hometown of Austin, Minn., is known as SpamTown, USA ... Favorite sport other than hockey is baseball ... After a stellar amateur baseball career as an outfielder, was contacted by the Los Angeles Dodgers but had decided to stick with hockey ... One word to describe himself is "laid-back" ... Hobbies are disc golfing, golfing and fishing ... Chose his number because that is what he wore in high school ... Credits his parents as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Favorite NHL team is the Minnesota Wild ... Favorite NHL player is Wild defenseman Brent Burns.