Kellen Briggs

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Kellen Briggs
Kellen Briggs Ontario Reign.jpg
Born (1983-06-28) June 28, 1983 (age 31)
Colorado Springs, CO, US
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Ontario Reign
Dresdner Eislöwen
Idaho Steelheads
Portland Pirates
Playing career 2007–present

Kellen Briggs (born June 28, 1983) is an American ice hockey goaltender. He now plays for the Ontario Reign in the ECHL.[1]

Playing career[edit]

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.[2] 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[3]).

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[edit]

Award Year
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2004 [4]
  • 2004-05: Frank Pond Rookie of the Year
  • 2004-05: MVP in Tournament
  • 2005-06: WCHA All-Academic Team

Career statistics[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
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
2007–08 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 31 17 11 2 1802 54 2 2.36 .920
2008–09 Ontario Reign ECHL 12 7 5 0 716 29 1 2.43 .927
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 6 3 3 0 358 17 0 2.85 .903
2009–10 Dresden Ice Lions 2.GBun

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Grant Potulny
WCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
2004
Succeeded by
Brett Sterling