- DRAFT PROSPECT CARD - 2008
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
Mid Term Rank: 5
- Finished seventh in OHL scoring among defensemen with 53 points (13-40--53) in 60 games.
- Participated in the OHL All-Star Classic and the CHL Top Prospects Game in 2008.
- Represented Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Under-18 hockey tournament in the Czech Republic in 2007.
- Former NHL goaltender, Frank Pietrangelo (Pittsburgh and Hartford), is his dad’s second cousin.
- Was selected third overall by the Mississauga Ice Dogs in the 2006 OHL Priority Draft – his first hockey team was the Nobleking Knights and he played for the Toronto Junior Canadiens for three years before being drafted into the OHL.
- His nickname is “Petro” and he wears number 10 because he enjoyed watching Pavel Bure growing up.
- His game time rituals include drinking “a bottle filled with half Gatorade and half water during intermission and chewing gum during warm-up”.
- If he wasn’t playing hockey he would be a fisherman and the one thing he couldn’t live without is his cell phone.