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#32 Alden Hirschfeld, C


Position: C
Date of Birth: 01/26/1988
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 203 lbs
Shoots: R
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Drafted: Undrafted
Last Amateur Team: 2011-12 Miami (CCHA)



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Third season as a Griffin…Fourth year pro…Ranks among the Griffins’ all-time playoff leaders with one unassisted goal (T5th)…Signed to a professional tryout, 1/21/14…Released from professional tryout, 1/27/14…Signed to a professional tryout, 3/6/14....Released, 4/21/14…Signed to a one-year contract, 7/23/14...Signed to a professional tryout by Detroit, 9/19/14...Released from professional tryout by Detroit, 10/2/14...Assigned to Toledo, 10/29/14...Recalled from Toledo, 1/9/15...Assigned to Toledo, 1/25/15...Recalled from Toledo, 1/31/15...Assigned to Toledo, 2/2/15...Recalled from Toledo, 4/14/15...Assigned to Toledo, 4/18/15...Recalled from Toledo, 4/20/15...Assigned to Toledo, 4/24/15...Recalled from Toledo, 4/27/15...Assigned to Toledo, 5/17/15...Recalled from Toledo, 5/29/15...Re-signed to a one-year contract, 7/16/15…Assigned to Toledo, 10/5/15...Recalled from Toledo, 11/6/15...Assigned to Toledo, 11/7/15...Recalled from Toledo, 12/29/15.
2014-15: Appeared in 12 games with Grand Rapids and potted one goal and one assist…Earned his first point of the season, an assist, 10/24/14 vs. LE…Notched his lone regular season goal, which was also the game-winner, 4/16/15 at LE…Scored the series-clinching goal in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, 5/3/15 vs. TOR…Spent a majority of the season with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye and ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 44 points (11-33—44) in 58 games…Collected three goals and six assists within a five-game span, 11/22/14-12/6/14…Contributed three assists, 1/25/15 vs. WHL…Notched one goal and a career-high five assists in one game, 2/22/15 vs. GWT…Put up one goal in seven games during the Kelly Cup Playoffs, helping the Walleye to the Eastern Conference Finals versus the South Carolina Stingrays. 2013-14: Logged 49 games with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, garnering 29 points (9-20—29) and 14 penalty minutes…Ranked among Walleye leaders with 20 assists (2nd), 29 points (6th), three power play goals (T5th) and 138 shots on goal (1st)…Picked up two goals and two assists along a four-game point streak, 11/9/13-11/15/13…Chipped in two assists, 12/7/13 at EVN…Potted three points (1-2—3) and seven shots on goal, 1/11/14 at WHL…Suited up for 13 games with the Griffins and notched two points (1-1—2) and seven PIM…Made his Griffins debut, 1/25/14 at TEX…Earned his first point (assist) as a Griffin, 1/26/14 at SA. 2012-13: Made his professional debut with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays, 10/13/12 vs. GWT…Collected eight points (4-4—8) in 18 regular season games with South Carolina…Tallied one assist and two PIM in four ECHL playoff games…Earned two assists and three shots on goal in his second game with the Stingrays, 10/19/12 at GRN…Spent a majority of his season with the AHL’s Providence Bruins, notching eight points (4-4—8) and 20 PIM in 37 contests…Scored his first AHL point and goal, 11/24/12 at STJ…Enjoyed a two-point game (1-1—2), 11/30/12 vs. CT…Accrued a career-high seven PIM with simultaneous kneeing and fighting calls, 12/1/12 at POR. 2011-12: Served as one of Miami’s three captains and was one of only three players to suit up for all 41 games…Ranked fourth overall on the team in scoring with 24 points (11-13—24), 10 PIM and a plus-12 rating during his senior campaign…Earned honors as one of Miami’s CCHA Scholar of the Year nominees…Began the season with a four-game assist streak, 10/07/11…Picked up three points (2-1—3), 11/25/11 vs. PRO…Tallied six points (3-3—6) on a three-game point streak, 11/18/11-11/25/11…Made his AHL debut with the Portland Pirates, 4/3/12 at STJ. 2010-11: Served as an assistant captain for the Redhawks, gathering 26 points (12-14—26) and 16 PIM in 34…Named the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week, 10/4/10-10/11/10…Enjoyed a career-best six-point weekend against UNH, 10/8/10-10/9/10…Recorded the first hat trick of his career against Notre Dame, 12/4/10. 2009-10: Made 43 appearances during his sophomore year with Miami University, missing only one game of the season against Omaha-Nebraska, 2/19/10…Collected 14 points (7-7—14) and 52 PIM…Picked up his first goal of the season, 10/16/09 vs. UNH…Recorded three points during a weekend series against Ohio State, 12/11/09-12/12/09…Scored the game-winning goal in double overtime against Michigan in the Midwest Regional Final during the NCAA Division I Tournament. 2008-09: Suited up for 16 games during his freshman year with the Miami University Redhawks…Tallied six points (5-1—6) and six PIM…Recorded the first multi-point game of his collegiate career with two goals, 2/28/09 vs. OSU…Two of five goals were tallied during NCAA Tournament play vs. Denver (March 27) and Bemidji State (April 9)...Picked up his first career assist on the game-tying goal against Northern Michigan, 3/14/09...Four of his five goals came during the regular-season finale and postseason. 2007-08: Accumulated 38 points (14-24—38) in 43 regular season appearances with Mahoning Valley…Ranked among team leaders with 38 points (6th), 14 goals (8th), 24 assists (5th), a plus-20 rating (5th) and 73 PIM (7th)…Began the season with a three-game point streak, notching five points (2-3—5), 10/6/07-10/12/07…Picked up 18 points (9-9—18) along an 11-game point streak, 11/23/07-1/19/08…Notched three consecutive two-point games, 11/23/07-11/30/07…Finished second on the Phantoms in playoff scoring with 13 points (7-6—13) and two game-winning goals. 2006-07: Ranked seventh in scoring on the NAHL’s Mahoning Valley Phantoms with 48 points (21-27—48) and 63 PIM…Picked up the first point of his minor career with an assist, 9/14/06 MVY at SFE…Notched his first goal, 9/16/06 MVY at BIS…Ran a five-game point streak, 1/13/07-1/20/07…Chipped in two goals and two assists, 1/15/07 MVY at USNTDP…Potted his second four-point game (2-2—4) in an 11-1 victory versus Alpena, 2/17/07…Tied for fifth in playoff scoring on the Phantoms with eight points (5-3—8) in 10 postseason games.

Personal: Lives in Sylvania, Ohio…Married to Lauren, a nurse...Has one daughter...Has a dog, a Yukon rescue…Acquired a bachelor's degree in business management with a coaching minor from Miami of Ohio...Has two brothers, Adam and Addison...Best friend in hockey is Cody Reichard…Greatest hockey memories are his two Frozen Four trips in college…Began playing hockey at the age of three…Hockey nickname is Hirschbilly…Hockey idol as a youth was Steve Yzerman…Chose his jersey number because Dogg said it was one of his favorite numbers and he couldn't let him down...Greatest influence on his hockey career is his dad who always said to do what you love and makes you happy…Plans to coach hockey or work in a business management position after his playing career…First job was pouring concrete...Greatest personal obstacle he's overcome is having a seizure last September...Proudest accomplishment is becoming a father...Favorite charitable cause is Young Life…Most unique thing he’s done is cliff jumping in Maui, Hawaii...If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a country singer…Played soccer, football and basketball growing up…Once met Luke Bryan…Favorite foods are steak, BBQ and sushi…Favorite music artist is Justin Moore…Favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber...Favorite TV show is Duck Dynasty and The Blacklist…Favorite author is Bob Probert…Favorite vacation spot is Maui, Hawaii…Roots for the Dallas Cowboys…Enjoys watching football and NASCAR...Enjoys fishing, cooking and fantasy sports.
Games Played: 37, 2012-13 Assist Streak: n/a
Goals: 4, 2012-13 Point Streak: n/a
Assists: 4, 2012-13 Goals, Game: 1, six times (MR: 4/16/15 GR at LE)
Points: 8, 2012-13 Assists, Game: 1, six times (MR: 10/24/14 GR vs. LE)
PIM: 20, 2012-13 Points, Game: 2, 11/30/12 PRO vs. CT
Goal Streak: n/a PIM, Game: 7, 12/1/13 PRO at POR                                        
AHL Game: 4/3/12 POR at STJ NHL Game: n/a
AHL Point: 11/24/12 PRO at STJ (goal) NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 11/24/12 PRO at STJ (Eddie Pasquale) NHL Goal: n/a

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Mahoning Valley NAHL 61 21 27 48 63 10 5 3 8 6
2007-08 Mahoning Valley NAHL 43 14 24 38 73 12 7 6 13 6
2008-09 Miami University CCHA 16 5 1 6 6 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Miami University CCHA 43 7 7 14 52 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Miami University CCHA 34 12 14 26 16 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Miami University CCHA 41 11 13 24 10 -- -- -- -- --
  Portland AHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Providence AHL 37 4 4 8 20 -- -- -- -- --
  South Carolina ECHL 18 4 4 8 8 4 0 1 1 2
2013-14 Toledo ECHL 49 9 20 29 14 -- -- -- -- --
  Grand Rapids AHL 13 1 1 2 7 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Toledo ECHL 59 11 33 44 21 7 1 0 1 4
  Grand Rapids AHL 12 1 1 2 10 6 1 0 1 2
  GRIFFINS TOTALS 25 2 2 4 17 6 1 0 1 2
  AHL TOTALS 63 6 6 12 37 6 1 0 1 2
  PRO TOTALS 189 30 63 93 80 17 2 1 3 8


2015-16 Roster »
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G
36 Jake Paterson G
4 Nathan Paetsch D
5 Robbie Russo D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
47 Joe Hicketts D
48 Vili Saarijarvi D
49 Joel Chouinard D
8 Anthony Mantha LW
9 Mark Zengerle RW
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
11 Daniel Cleary RW
12 Andreas Athanasiou C
15 Mitch Callahan RW
19 Tomas Nosek C
21 Andy Miele C
22 Louis-Marc Aubry C
23 Triston Grant LW
26 Eric Tangradi LW
27 Martin Frk RW
29 Evgeny Svechnikov F
32 Alden Hirschfeld C
37 Zach Nastasiuk RW
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
45 Colin Campbell RW

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