• He is committed to attend the University of North Dakota in the fall of 2013.
• His father, Steve, was selected 15th overall in 1978 by the Islanders. He won a Stanley Cup with the Islanders in 1980 and went on to play for the Colorado Rockies, New Jersey, Calgary and Vancouver. His brother, Jeff, was selected 27th overall in 2003 by the Kings and played 242 NHL games for Los Angeles, NY Islanders and Vancouver; he competed in Switzerland in 2012-13.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs