|Final Rank:||9||Midterm Rank:||10|
|Born:||February 18, 1990|
|Born in:||Haliburton, ON, CAN|
|Drafted:||2008: VAN (1st Round / 10th Overall)|
On trying to pattern his game after Sidney Crosby: I try to play like Sidney Crosby -- obviously not to his level, but something like that style.
On getting his start in hockey: I got into hockey because my dad always loved hockey. We’re a really big hockey oriented family. My brother got into it when he was younger, so I had to join in after. And I started skating on the lake at my cottage. I got into the game when I was four and loved it.
On growing up in a hockey-oriented family: I think having an older brother is great because I always got that competition. Growing up, you're always playing ball hockey against him or any different aspect of hockey -- always competing in little games. I think that really played into where I am today. Also, I have two younger sisters that play as well. So we were really a hockey-oriented family.
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On his thoughts about the Draft: I try not to worry about it during the year that much. Just play the way I know how to play. That is the main thing. If I can do that, good things will happen.
On his favorite activity away from the rink: My favorite activity away from the rink is water skiing.
On his most embarrassing hockey moment: Actually, my most embarrassing hockey moment was back in pee wee when we had the Bell Challenge All-Star Game and the skills competition. We were only allowed to go in two events and I messed up in both of them.