May 16, 1981 |
Woodbury, MN, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
Grand Rapids Griffins
|NHL Draft||240th overall, 2000
Berkhoel was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2000 but was eventually traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for future considerations. He played his first set of NHL games once the Thrashers ran into goaltending troubles in the 2005–2006 season where he went 2–4–1 in seven full games while posting a .882 SV% and an 3.80 GAA along with one shutout. The Thrashers opted not to re-sign him, and Berkhoel signed with the Buffalo Sabres during the offseason preceding the 2006–2007 season.
Prior to his NHL Career, Berkhoel backstopped the University of Denver to the 2004 NCAA title, with a memorable 1–0 shutout of the University of Maine in the Championship game, including stopping a six skaters-on-three skaters advantage for Maine in the final 90 seconds of the contest. The opposing goaltender in that game was Jimmy Howard. Howard and Berkhoel would later become teammates in Grand Rapids in 2007-08.
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Third Team||2001–02|
|All-WCHA Third Team||2003–04|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2004|||
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Adam Berkhoel's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Adam Berkhoel's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
|Awards and achievements|
|NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player