|BIRTHDATE:||May 17, 1989 (AGE 25)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Plattsburgh, NY, United States|
Was assigned to Albany (AHL) Dec. 13...Was recalled from Albany Dec. 12; posted 1a and 34 PIM in 23 contests at time of recall...2009-10: Spent last of four-plus seasons with Kitchener (OHL); served as captain the last two seasons....Tallied 6g-21a-27pts in 58 games; all scoring totals represented career highs...Skated in 20 playoff contests, adding 4g-9a-13pts, as team lost in Conference Finals to future Albany teammates A. Henrique and H. Young of Windsor...Played in 2009 OHL All-Star Game...Ranger teammates included former Devil draft pick M. Halischuk...Career OHL totals showed 11g-71a-82pts and 277 PIM in 235 games; added 5g-12a-17pts and 37 PIM in 37 playoff tilts.
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What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.