|Final Rank:||14||Midterm Rank:||12|
|Born:||October 2, 1989|
|Born in:||Oshawa, ON, CAN|
|Drafted:||2008: NYI (1st Round / 9th Overall)|
On his style of play: I'm more of a playmaker with good vision -- I think I see the ice well. I always think pass before I shoot, which has gotten me in trouble over the years. My coach has told me to shoot more, but it's just the way I play.
On his experience playing in the OHL: It’s been great. I started out in
On playing alongside two good centers Bobby Ryan (selected 2nd by
On playing for Team
On getting his start in hockey: I think I started skating when I was about two and a half -- my dad would take me out all the time. I always said I wanted to go skating and what not. And there is a funny story. I always used to complain, I'd cry when I fell down and hurt myself. So then I'd say I never wanted to skate again. (My dad) just kept putting more padding on me and more padding on me over the years so whenever I fell I'd hop back up. Then after that I took right off. I started playing when I was four.
On the possibility of being drafted: I think you always want to be (drafted) growing up. I don't think it became a reality until probably more last year than anything. I had a decent year with
On his most memorable hockey moment: My team in minor midget won the Ontario Championships. It was great. We had a good group of guys and a great team. It was good because we played with the same guys for about six or seven years. So we all had become really tight. A lot of us went to school together, so we were best friends. So to share something like that with each other is really special.
On his favorite NHL player: My favorite NHL player is Joe Sakic. I like the way he plays, and he's a Canadian boy.
On the one movie he would like to be in: If I could be in one movie I'd be in "Super Bad."
On his favorite shootout move: My favorite shootout move is fake the shot and go backhand five. I like that one.
On his favorite activity away from the rink: My favorite activity away from the rink would probably be fishing.
On his favorite video game: My favorite video game is Guitar Hero.