8 Denver Pierce
8 Denver Pierce
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Year: So.
Hometown: Sault Ste Marie, Mich.
Position: F
Previous Team: Soo (NAHL)

2016-17 (Sophomore): Was one of nine Wildcats to play in all 39 games ... Led Northern Michigan forwards with 26 blocked shots ... Ranked fifth on the team with 61 shots ... Scored game-winning goal while shorthanded at Ferris State Oct. 21 ... Notched assist against Bowling Green Nov. 12 ... Finished a season-best +1 three times and took a season-high five shots Jan. 20 against Alaska-Anchorage ... Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the All-Academic Team.

2015-16 (Freshman): Posted nine points (5g-4a) in 33 games ... Led Wildcat newcomers in points, goals and shots (55) and tied Ryan Black for first in plus/minus (+2) ... Netted first collegiate goal in Northern Michigan's 4-1 win over then No. 16 Michigan Tech Oct. 23 ... Also posted a season-high five shots in that game ... Notched first collegiate assist with the primary helper on Cohen Adair's game-winning goal against Bemidji State Oct. 31 ... Enjoyed first multi-point outing with a goal and an assist against Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 16 ... Also recorded a season-best +2 rating in that game ... Picked up first WCHA tournament point with an assist in Northern Michigan's quarterfinal game against Ferris State Mar. 12.

Before NMU: Played for the Soo Eagles (NAHL) from 2012 to 2015, recording 62 points (24g-38a) in 150 career games ... Skated in nine career NAHL playoff games, registering three points (1g-2a), all in his final season with the Eagles.