On his style of play: My strength is I'm a pretty big guy. I think I'm pretty mobile, too, for my size. I just want to play hard there and make some good plays -- go to the net, and just feel that my presence is felt on the ice.
On patterning his game after Dion Phaneuf and Rob Blake: I want to play the same style as Dion Phaneuf, and be strong on the ice. And I like Rob Blake with the big shot on the blueline. I don't want to compare myself to them, but I just try to play the same game as them.
On getting his start in hockey: I think I was about maybe four years old and I would like skate on the ice with my dad at the park. I started there. And after I just wanted to play hockey in my hometown.
On what drew him to the game at a young age: It's being part of the team sport -- I made a lot of friends there, and it just keeps me going. I just love the sport and like winter sports.
On his most memorable hockey moment: At the Under-17’s, I was on the ice with Team
On playing in the QMJHL: Playing in the Q, it's awesome. It's a pretty good league. We just play a lot, and have a lot of ice time now. So I just try to improve myself as much as I can, and that's it.
On the biggest influences on his career: I think my parents have had a lot of influence on my career. I have some lows, and the first person who I call is my mom.