Dan attended Duluth East High School from 1998-2001
During his sophomore year Dan became the starting goalie, and played every game for
the next 3 years, compiling a record of 60 wins and 19 losses.
Set a school record with a career high 60 wins.
Won the 2000 Northland Goaltender of the Year award.
Made the All State and All State Tournament Teams in 2000.
In 2000 his team was the State Championship Runners Up.
In 2000 and 2001 won the Team MVP award.
In 2001 was made the Team Captain.
Made the 2001 All State Team.
Won the Chicago Showcase Tournament in 2001.
Beyond High School:
As a member of the Borderland Thunder (Jr. A) in Canada from 2002-2004: Won the SIJHL Championship in 2003.
Placed 3rd in the 2003 Dudley Hewitt Cup in 2003 (Ontario Provincial Championships)
2003 SIJHL Goaltender of the Year.
SIJHL All Star Game MVP in 2003 and 2004.
Team MVP in 2003 and 2004.
As a member of the Muskegon Fury (UHL, now the IHL) in 2004:
Won the Colonial Cup Championship in 2004
In 2005 Dan attended the Iowa Stars (AHL) training camp.
Dan began attending Stauber/Ostby camps during his youth hockey days.
Dan continued to train with the Goalcrease throughout high school.
In 2005 Dan became a certified Goalcrease Instructor.
Current Life and Hockey Highlights:
He enjoys watching soccer, cycling, and lifting weights.
In 2007, Dan enlisted in the Navy SEALs, but returned to the Goalcrease after receiving a medical discharge from the Navy. Through his ties with the SEALs, Dan became a certified instructor for Target Focus Training which teaches the world's most effective method of hand-to-hand combat.
In 2005, Dan became a certified personal trainer with A.C.E. (American Council on Exercise)
In 2016, Dan became the Director of Goaltending at Breakaway Academy on top of his duties at Goalcrease.