Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Adam Berkhoel
Adam Berkhoel was born May 16, 1981 in Woodbury, Minnesota. The eighth round, 240th overall selection of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Berkhoel is a graduate of the WCHA's Denver Pioneers.

Prior to joining the University of Denver, Berkhoel led Twin Cities of the USHL to the USA Junior A National Championship, posting a 25-15-7 record, 2.72 GAA and .923 save percentage. In the fall of 2000, Berkhoel joined the University of Denver, leading the club to its first NCAA Division I Championship since 1969 in 2003-04. Over the course of his four years with the club, Berkhoel finished with a 55-26-10 record, a 2,47 GAA, a .911 save percentage and 12 shutouts.

In the summer of 2004, Berkhoel was acquired by the Atlanta Thrashers and went on to split his first professional season between Chicago of the AHL and Gwinnett of the ECHL.

During the 2005-06 season, Berkhoel was pressed into action in the early part of the season when the Thrashers netminders where all injured, yet continued to toil between the AHL and ECHL. The following year he continued in the AHL and ECHL with the Rochester Americans and Dayton Bombers respectively.

He was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red wings in the summer of 2007.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1998-99 Stillwater Ponies High-MN
1999-00 Twin Cities Vulcans USHL 49 25 15 7 0 2.72 13 7 6 0 0 3.24
2000-01 University of Denver WCHA 15 7 6 1 1 3.06
2001-02 University of Denver WCHA 18 12 4 1 1 2.34
2002-03 University of Denver WCHA 26 12 6 4 3 2.30
2003-04 University of Denver WCHA 39 24 11 4 7 2.45
2004-05 Chicago Wolves AHL 1 0 1 0 0 4.04
2004-05 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 24 9 10 5 2 2.43 7 4 1 0 0 1.53
2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 9 2 4 1 0 3.81
2005-06 Chicago Wolves AHL 11 3 6 0 0 3.65
2005-06 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 15 10 4 1 1 2.73 9 6 3 0 0 3.27
2006-07 Rochester Americans AHL 6 2 3 0 0 3.22
2006-07 Dayton Bombers ECHL 43 23 17 3 5 2.44 22 12 10 0 3 2.56
2007-08 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 31 10 14 4 1 2.93
2008-09 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 28 15 11 2 4 2.53 6 3 2 0 0 2.12
2009-10 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 7 4 3 0 1 2.98
2009-10 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 28 12 11 3 0 3.03
NHL Totals 9 2 4 1 0 3.80


USHL All-Rookie Team (2000)
USHL Second All-Star Team (2000) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2004) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (2004) ECHL First All-Star Team (2007) ECHL Goaltender of the Year (2007)
Traded to Atlanta by Chicago for Atlanta's 7th round pick (Adam Hobson) in 2005 NHL Draft, June 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 3, 2007. Officially announced his retirement, April, 2010.
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