|Final Rank:||33||Midterm Rank:||24|
|Born:||May 15, 1990||Hometown:||Regina|
|Born in:||Regina, SK, CAN|
|Drafted:||2008: EDM (1st Round / 22nd Overall)|
NHL Director of Central Scouting, E.J. McGuire
Areas to improve: He needs to improve a little bit on his consistency, in that sometimes his up and down game gets too frequent and he has to learn that all his good skills can't be hidden - he has to use them more often.
He has pure skill, is a gifted scorer, and will compete in tough areas to get it done.
"He's our No. 1 sniper. He's a very gifted puck handler and has great finish around the net. I think he's got a lot better playing both ways. He was fortunate last year to have played with older guys and this season he's become one of the older guys. He plays in all situations because he's learning to play better defensively and he's still getting the points."
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.