His father, Ron, played Senior ‘A’ Lacrosse for Windsor Warlocks and Oshawa Green Gaels.
First began playing organized hockey when he was four-years-old in Clarington after learning to skate on his backyard rink with his older brother Zach.
Winning the OMHA Championships with Clarington Toros in Minor Midget is his most memorable hockey moment – “we won it with the same core group of players who stuck together for a long time in minor hockey."
If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Gordie Howe, Eric Clapton & Muhammad Ali – “these are all people who did great things and I look up to them for what they did."
The one thing he couldn’t live without is his acoustic guitar and if he could be in any one movie he would choose Anchorman.
NHL Player: Joe Sakic
Shootout move: “Peter Forsberg’s one hander”
Goal celebration: “Throwing up the glove and shooting it back down”