12 Dino Balsamo
12 Dino Balsamo
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sterling Heights, Mich.
Position: F
Team: Aston Rebels (NAHL)
gp 28
p 29
g 13
a 16
pim 38
+/- +6

Entering the Season: Second full season at Adrian College and third year in the program...Bulldogs' second-leading scorer among retuners with 8+20=28 totals...adds depth on offense...shoots left...

2017-18 (Sophomore Year):

  • Breakout season for the Bulldogs with 28 points, which were tied for fifth.
  • Third on the team with 20 assists; added eight goals (3 on the power play) in 63 shots on goal as part of a career year.
  • Had a single-game career-high four points (2 goals, 2 assists) to lead Adrian in 6-1 win over Aurora on Jan. 13.

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.
  • Notched a goal in his Adrian debut versus nationally-ranked Trinity (Conn.) on New Year's Eve day, a 2-1 setback.

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 8 at Concordia Wisconsin W, 5-3
Feb 9 at MSOE W, 1-0
Feb 15 MSOE L, 3-1
Feb 16 MSOE W, 7-1
Feb 23 Lake Forest W, 5-1
Mar 2 at St. Norbert L, 4-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 28 17
Points 29 12
Goals 13 6
Assists 16 6
PIM 38 20
+/- +6 -2
Power-play goals 3 2
Short-handed goals 1 1
Empty net goals 4 2
Games started 8 3
Game-winning goals 4 3
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 1 0
Shots 91 58
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 13 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Adrian   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Utica W, 3-1 1 1 1 2 0 +2 0 0 1 0 0 6
Oct 27 at Utica W, 3-2 - 0 2 2 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 2 Lawrence W, 7-0 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 3 Marian (Wis.) L, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 9 Finlandia W, 5-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 St. Norbert W, 4-3 1 0 1 1 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 16 Trine W, 5-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 17 at Trine W, 7-5 - 1 2 3 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 6
Nov 23 at Norwich L, 3-2 - 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 24 vs. Plattsburgh W, 5-2 1 1 2 3 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 30 at St. Scholastica L, 5-3 1 0 1 1 12 -2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Dec 1 at Northland T, 1-1 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Dec 7 Salve Regina W, 2-0 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Dec 8 Salve Regina W, 6-3 - 3 1 4 14 +2 1 0 1 1 0 5
Dec 30 SUNY Canton L, 6-4 - 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 8 at USNTDP U-18 L, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 11 at Lake Forest L, 6-0 - 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 12 at Aurora W, 3-1 - 0 1 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 18 MSOE W, 3-1 - 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 7
Jan 19 Concordia Wisconsin W, 5-3 - 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Jan 25 at St. Norbert L, 7-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 26 at Finlandia W, 5-3 - 1 1 2 0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Feb 1 Lake Forest W, 6-3 1 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 2 Aurora W, 3-1 - 1 0 1 2 +1 0 1 0 1 0 3
Feb 8 at Concordia Wisconsin W, 5-3 - 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Feb 9 at MSOE W, 1-0 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 1 0 7
Feb 15 MSOE L, 3-1 - 0 1 1 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 16 MSOE W, 7-1 1 2 1 3 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 23 Lake Forest W, 5-1 1 0 1 1 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 2 at St. Norbert L, 4-1 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 9 vs. To Be Determined   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. To Be Determined   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 22 vs. To Be Determined   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 23 vs. To Be Determined   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 13 16 29 38 +6 3 1 4 4 0 1 91
Conference 17 6 6 12 20 -2 2 1 2 3 0 0 58
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 14 7 5 12 26 +2 1 1 2 2 0 1 49
Away 13 5 9 14 12 +2 2 0 2 2 0 0 40
Neutral 1 1 2 3 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
-
Wins 19 13 13 26 26 +14 3 1 4 4 0 1 69
Losses 8 0 3 3 12 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
Ties 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
-
October 2 1 3 4 0 +3 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
November 8 2 7 9 16 +3 1 0 0 0 0 0 25
December 4 3 1 4 16 -1 1 0 1 1 0 1 18
January 6 2 2 4 0 +0 0 0 1 1 0 0 14
February 7 5 3 8 6 +1 1 1 1 2 0 0 25
March 1 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0