- Will attend the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2008.
- His dad, Brad, was selected 91st overall by the New York Rangers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft – he played in the OHL for Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor.
- Patterns his game after Dallas Stars' Mike Modano – “I like the way he makes things happen and is just a natural goal scorer”.
- Played on his first hockey team with the Hastings Mites and credits his dad for having had the most influence on his career – “I grew up around the game and loved it”.
- Jumping rope is part of his pre-game routine and his most memorable hockey moment was winning the 2006-07 National Championships.
- His nickname is “Dstep” and if he wasn’t playing hockey he would be a tap dancer.
- The most embarrassing song on his iPod is “Breaking Free” from High School Musical and the one thing he couldn’t live without are his family and friends.
NHL Team: Minnesota Wild
NHL Player: Zach Parise
Shootout move: “Backhand toe pull”
Goal Celebration: “Instant replay”
Practice Drill: 3-on-3 in zone
Video Game: Halo 2
Movie: Dumb and Dumber
TV Show: Scrubs
Actor: Jim Carey
Group: Sister Hazel
Pump-up song: “Bleed it out” by Linkin Park
Food to cook: Mac and Cheese
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Activity away from the rink: Fishing
Toy growing up: Mini sticks
Place to shop: Best Buy
Place to visit: Key West, Florida