June 28, 1983 |
Colorado Springs, CO, US
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Briggs graduated from Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He played three seasons with the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede, where he led the USHL in saves (1,422) and total minutes played (2,529).
He spent the next four years (2003–2007) tending goal for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He recorded 25 wins in his first year, which set the school record for a freshman. His sophomore year, he went with the team to the Frozen Four, and was co-recipient of the John Mariucci team MVP award.
Briggs' senior year at the University of Minnesota, he served as alternate team captain. He was the first goaltender since 1973 to receive that honor. He helped the Golden Gophers win the McNaughton Cup and the Broadmoor Trophy in 2007. He also holds the school record for most wins in a career (84), and most shutouts in a career (13).
In October 2007, Briggs played in his first professional game with the Idaho Steelheads. He was picked to play in the 2007 National Conference All-Star game in the ECHL, and had his first American Hockey League call-up when he was loaned to the Rockford IceHogs.
Awards and honors
|WCHA All-Tournament Team||2004|||
- 2004-05: Frank Pond Rookie of the Year
- 2004-05: MVP in Tournament
- 2005-06: WCHA All-Academic Team
|2000–01||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||25||16||7||0||1224||69||0||3.38||.900|
|2001–02||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||45||25||15||1||2366||134||2||3.40||.903|
|2002–03||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||45||16||23||4||2526||156||2||3.71||.901|
|2003–04||Minnesota Golden Gophers||NCAA||40||25||10||3||2199||96||4||2.62||.894|
|2004–05||Minnesota Golden Gophers||NCAA||33||21||11||0||1895||75||4||2.37||.914|
|2005–06||Minnesota Golden Gophers||NCAA||32||21||6||3||1832||78||3||2.55||.904|
|2006–07||Minnesota Golden Gophers||NCAA||26||17||7||2||1519||54||2||2.13||.917|
|2009–10||Dresden Ice Lions||2.GBun|
- OntarioReign.com - Player Profile Accessed on 2010-10-09.
- Kellen Briggs and Alex Goligoski Named 2006-07 Minnesota Assistant Captains. WCHA. Accessed on August 8, 2008.
- "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
|Awards and achievements|
|WCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament