|NUMBER:||25||BIRTHDATE:||June 1, 1988 (AGE 25)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||St. Thomas, ON, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||191||DRAFTED:||DET / 2006 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||2nd (41st overall)|
CAREER: Signed by DET to a 3-year contract extension on 3/28/11…Won OHL’s plus-minus award in 2005-06 with Kingston (+37)…Competed for Team Canada at the 2006 U-18 IIHF World Championships (Lost Bronze Medal Game) and 2005 IIHF Junior World Cup (Gold Medal).
2012-13: One of four DET players to appear in all 48 games...Averaged 10:48 TOI per game...Tallied 8 points (5-3-8)...Skated in 13 playoff games, averaging 10:25 TOI.
Personal: Hockey idols as a youth: Mario Lemieux and Jamie Macoun... Favorite sports besides hockey: golf and tennis... Favorite non-hockey sports team: Toronto Blue Jays... Favorite food: pork chops and mashed potatoes
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Very happy that old guy finally scored. It was great. You see the excitement on his face. I remember when I scored my first goal and it's just such a great feeling. Anytime you can help contribute to a team win it's a lot of fun.