Finished third on the Spitfires with 34 goals and tied for the team lead with 15 power-play goals in 2007-08 – won Windsor’s award for Dedication and Determination.
Participated in the 2008 Under-18 IIHF World Championships as a member of Team Canada and was selected to the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game.
His very first hockey team was the Skylight Donuts and he played for the Clarington Toros for seven years of his minor hockey career – he got his start in hockey on the outdoor pond, skating with his brother, Garrett, and dad, Gary.
His nickname is “Nemo” and he patterns his game after Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mats Sundin – “he is the total package”.
His most memorable hockey moment was winning an Ontario Minor Hockey Association Minor Midget championship in 2004-05 – “it was a huge tournament to win”.
If he could have dinner with any three people he would choose: Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Tiger Woods – “I admire all their accomplishments and I would like to meet them”.
NHL Team:Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Player: Joe Sakic
Shootout move: “fake backhand, shoot top glove”
Video Game: Guitar Hero
TV Show: Seinfeld
Actor: Mark Wahlberg
Artist: Jack Johnson
Book: Yzerman – Making of a Champion by Doug Hunter