12 Dino Balsamo
12 Dino Balsamo
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: So.
Hometown: Sterling Heights, Mich.
Position: F
Team: Aston Rebels (NAHL)
gp 28
p 28
g 8
a 20
pim 20
+/- +12

Entering the Season: First full season at Adrian College and second year in the program...adds depth on offense...shoots left...

2016-17 (Freshman Year):

  • Joined the Bulldogs as a mid-season roster addition after transferring from NCAA Division I Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.
  • Scored two goals and had an assist in nine appearances for Falcons during the fall semester.
  • Had six goals and five assists for 11 total points in 16 games with the Bulldogs, finishing the season with 8+6=14 scoring totals overall.

Before Adrian College: 

  • Skated for the Aston Rebels, leading the team with 28 goals and had 30 assists for a total of 58 points.
  • Earned a spot on the North American Hockey League Top Prospects game.
  • Helped Aston to an east division title and reach the NAHL Robertson Cup final four.
  • Also played Juniors for the Rio Grande Valley Killerbees.
  • Played hockey for the Oakland Grizzlies AAA and Honeybaked AAA during senior and junior years of high school, respectively.
  • Two-year letterman at Utica Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights, Mich., graduating in 2014.
  • Named to the first team for all-state, -region, -county and -conference honors in 2013.

Why did you Choose Adrian College?: "Due to the successful NCAA men's hockey team" and desire to return closer to home.

What is your Career Goal?: "To play professional hockey."

Who has been the Biggest Influence on you as an Athlete and Why? "My brother because he's the one who made me want to start playing hockey."

Personal: Born Dean Anthony Balsamo on Dec. 23, 1995, in St Clair Shores, Mich....son of Dean and AnnMarie...Favorites: sports team--NHL's Detroit Red Wings; athletes--Pavel Datsyuk and Patrick Kane; TV show--Prison Break and Shameless; movie--Lone Survivor; musician--Chance The Rapper; foods--steak and pasta...enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends... a sports management major.

Recent Games
Feb 10 Concordia (Wis.) W, 4-1
Feb 16 MSOE W, 3-2
Feb 17 MSOE W, 6-3
Feb 24 Lake Forest W, 9-0
Mar 3 St. Norbert L, 2-1
Mar 17 Wis.-Stevens Point L, 5-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 28 17
Points 28 19
Goals 8 6
Assists 20 13
PIM 20 12
+/- +12 +11
Power-play goals 3 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 0 0
Games started 8 5
Game-winning goals 0 0
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 63 39
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 22 Adrian T, 0-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 USNTDP U-18 L, 4-2 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 3 at Lawrence W, 5-1 - 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 4 at Marian (Wis.) W, 5-0 - 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 10 at Finlandia W, 10-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 at St. Norbert L, 4-3 - 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17 at Trine W, 6-3 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Nov 18 Trine W, 8-1 - 0 0 0 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 22 at USNTDP U-18 L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 25 Trine W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 1 St. Scholastica W, 4-1 - 1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Dec 2 Northland W, 3-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 12 at Wis.-Stevens Point L, 3-2 1 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 13 at Wis.-Stevens Point L, 4-1 1 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Dec 29 vs. Salve Regina L, 6-2 - 1 1 2 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 6
Dec 30 vs. Williams W, 4-0 - 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 2 at Trinity (Conn.) W, 4-1 - 0 2 2 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 6 Utica W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 12 Lake Forest W, 5-2 - 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 13 Aurora W, 6-1 1 2 2 4 0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 19 at MSOE W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 20 at Concordia (Wis.) W, 5-2 1 1 1 2 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 26 St. Norbert W, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 8
Jan 27 Finlandia W, 7-1 - 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 2 at Lake Forest W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 3 at Aurora W, 7-4 - 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Feb 9 MSOE W, 6-0 1 0 1 1 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 10 Concordia (Wis.) W, 4-1 - 0 3 3 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Feb 16 MSOE W, 3-2 - 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 17 MSOE W, 6-3 - 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 24 Lake Forest W, 9-0 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 3 St. Norbert L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 17 Wis.-Stevens Point L, 5-2 - 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2016-17 16 6 5 11 18 -4 4 0 0 1 0 0 31
2017-18 28 8 20 28 20 +12 3 0 0 0 0 0 63
2018-19 28 13 16 29 38 +6 3 1 4 4 0 1 91
Total 72 27 41 68 76 +14 10 1 4 5 0 1 185
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 28 8 20 28 20 +12 3 0 0 0 0 0 63
Conference 17 6 13 19 12 +11 2 0 0 0 0 0 39
Exhibition 1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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Home 15 5 9 14 12 +10 1 0 0 0 0 0 36
Away 11 2 9 11 8 +1 1 0 0 0 0 0 18
Neutral 2 1 2 3 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
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Wins 22 6 18 24 16 +15 2 0 0 0 0 0 50
Losses 6 2 2 4 4 -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 13
Ties - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
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November 5 1 3 4 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
December 6 2 3 5 4 +0 2 0 0 0 0 0 19
January 8 4 6 10 6 +9 1 0 0 0 0 0 21
February 7 1 8 9 6 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
March 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1