|Final Rank:||4||Midterm Rank:||6|
|Born:||February 1, 1990|
|Born in:||Houston, TX, USA|
|Drafted:||2008: BUF (1st Round / 12th Overall)|
On his style of play: I feel I'm a strong skater. I can move the puck well; see up the ice pretty well. I feel I'm relied on in the defensive zone and I have offensive ability.
On using his height to his advantage: Obviously, being that height my reach is a big advantage for me. My stick is probably taller than most of the guys on my team, so that helps a lot.
On getting his start in hockey: I was about 6 years old, and my dad took me to a Houston Aeros game -- it was the American Hockey League at the time. And the next morning we were in the local pro shop buying equipment. At that time in
On the transition from playing hockey in
On playing at Notre Dame in
On playing against his former Notre Dame teammates in the WHL: Every time we play a team with one of my teammates from Notre Dame, it's fun. We go at each other pretty hard, and it's a fun rivalry.
On trying to become a dual citizen: Right now, I'm not eligible to play for
On watching the
On his most memorable hockey gift: I remember one Christmas, my mom got me a hockey stick -- an Easton Synergy, and I think I was about ten at the time. I was really excited. It was probably the best hockey Christmas gift I could have gotten.
On his dad’s influence on his career: My dad's definitely been the biggest influence for me. He's always pushed me to be the best that I can. And he's helped me along the way and hasn't stopped.
On one movie he would choose to be in: If I could be in one movie I'd be in "Wedding Crashers".
On his most embarrassing song on his iPod: Most embarrassing song on my iPod is Tokyo Drift, from the movie.
On his favorite food to cook: My favorite food to cook is steak.