Geoff Kinrade
Geoff Kinrade
Defenceman
NUMBER: 56
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 195
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 29/07/1985
BIRTHPLACE: Nelson, BC, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
Signed to an ATO (amateur tryout) contract by Tampa Bay, April 9, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 10, 2009. Signed as a free agewnt by Plzen (CzRep), July 26, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), January 24, 2012.
2009-10: Led Binghamton (AHL) in plus-minus with +27 … Second among defencemen in team scoring with 27 points (7 goals, 20 assists). 2008-09: Completed collegiate career with senior season at Michigan Tech University (WCHA) … Ranked second (tie) among Huskies defencemen and fourth (tie) in team scoring with 16 points … Signed an amateur tryout contract with Norfolk Admirals (AHL) on March 20 … Made professional debut on March 20 and recorded first professional goal (the game-winner) in the Admirals’ 4-2 home win against Binghamton … Signed amateur tryout agreement with Tampa Bay Lightning on April 9, 2009 … Made NHL debut on April 9, logging 17:32 time-on-ice, recording two blocked shots, one shot on goal and one hit in 4-2 home loss against Washington. 2007-08: Appeared in each of his team’s games for the second consecutive season, equalling collegiate career highs in goals (five), assists (14) and points (19) … Ranked first among defencemen and third among Huskies in scoring … Finished seventh (tie) among all WCHA defencemen in power-play scoring with 14 points … Recorded career-high three assists in 7-1 win over Minnesota State on Oct. 20 … Named to Great Lakes Invitational all-tournament team … Presented with Gitzen-Loutit Memorial Award as Huskies’ outstanding defenceman. 2006-07:Played in each of team’s 40 games, establishing collegiate career highs in goals (five), assists (14) and points (19) … Finished first among Huskies in plus-minus (+15) … Selected WCHA player of the week Nov. 11 … Ranked second among team defenceman and fourth (tie) in overall team scoring.