Finished second on his team among defenseman in scoring with 32 points and was the only Ottawa rearguard to finish with a positive plus-minus rating (+4).
Named the Ottawa 67’s Top Scholastic Player for the first semester of the 2007-08 season.
Participated in the 2008 IIHF Under-18 World Championships as a member of Team Canada.
Participated in the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game picking up two assists and was also named to the 2008 OHL All-Star Classic but was unable to participate.
Named to Team Canada for the 2007 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament; also was a member of Team Ontario at the 2007 Canada Winter Games – won gold.
Was named as Ottawa’s Rookie of the Year in 2006-07 after posting 19 points (3-16--19).
Nicknamed “Cooms” or “Lumatime” and he wears number 61 because his favorite number 19 was taken and 61 is number 19 upside down.
He credits his Mississauga Minor Midget coach (Peter Miller) as having had the most influence on his career for switching him from forward to defense and for teaching him discipline.
His most embarrassing hockey moment was forgetting that there would be two national anthems when Ottawa hosted the Saginaw Spirit this season – “I wasn’t paying attention and I skated away thinking there was only one anthem.”
His pre-game rituals include: Listening to his iPod until he stretches, eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before the game and putting the left side of his equipment on first.
NHL Team:Vancouver Canucks
NHL Player: Hall of Famer Scott Stevens
Shootout move: “Fake backhand then go high forehand”