|Final Rank:||50||Midterm Rank:||20|
|Born:||June 27, 1990|
|Born in:||Detroit, MI, USA|
|Drafted:||2008: FLA (4th Round / 100th Overall)|
On his style of play: I like to bring a physical presence to a game. I can play either physical or finesse. I like to be responsible in all three zones, and I like to contribute on the scoreboard.
On patterning his game after
On getting his start in hockey: I didn't get started until I was about 10. It's just something I always wanted to do. I grew up in
On starting hockey at a little later than most: I never really thought of it as catching up to anybody. I never knew much about the game as far as developing. I just kept getting better and moving up levels. Eventually I found out I could hopefully make something out of it.
On his favorite
On choosing the OHL over
On playing in the Memorial Cup last season: Last year I was a younger guy and I didn't get to play a whole lot. It was my first year in the league so I kind of watched and learned what I could from the veterans and see how they handled themselves and what they could do in certain situations to help make themselves better players.
On his superstitions: I wouldn't say it's unique, but I always put my equipment on in the same order, but I'm guessing most guys probably do that. If not, maybe I'm weird. I always tape my stick the same way, other than that, nothing, really.
On playing on the U-18
On his thoughts about the Draft: I really try not to think about the draft at all. I want to get better every game that I play and try to pick up something new and maybe add new elements to my game.
On his favorite player: My favorite player would be
On the one movie he would choose to be in: If I could be in one movie I would be in "Shooter" with Mark Wahlberg.
On his most embarrassing hockey moment: My most embarrassing hockey moment was last year at the Memorial Cup when I didn't get many shifts. One of the chances I did get, I went out and fell over the boards.
On his favorite pump-up song: I don't really have a favorite, just techno is good for getting pumped up.
For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.