|NUMBER:||43||BIRTHDATE:||December 29, 1988 (AGE 25)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Saskatoon, SK, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||198||DRAFTED:||CBJ / 2008 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||7th (187th overall)|
Career: Registered 136GP-30G-26A-56P in 4 seasons (2008-12) with Cornell (NCAA)… Won Sam Woodside Award for overall career improvement by a Big Red senior in 2012... Won ECAC Hockey title in 2010… Tallied 130GP-71G-133A-204P in 2 seasons (2006-08) with Waywayseecappo Wolverines (MJHL)… Named 2nd Team MJHL All-Star and won Lorne Lyndon Trophy for sportsmanship in 2007-08… Named MVP at 2008 MJHL All-Star Game... Named to MJHL’s All-Rookie Team in 2006-07.
2013-14: Recalled to NHL on 11/26... Has tallied 3G-4A-7P, +5 in 13 GP with Springfield (AHL).
2012-13: Made NHL debut on 2/18 at ANA... Recorded 5 blocked shots, 3 hits and 6 PIM in 5 GP with Columbus... Tallied 11G-20A-31P and a +15 rating in 64 GP with Falcons... Recipient of Spingfield’s Stevens Jewelers 'Diamond in the Rough' Award as the Falcon who 'plays above and beyond expectations and sacrifices himself on the ice in an effort to help the team win'.
Personal: Favorite player growing up: Joe Sakic... Favorite MLB team is Toronto.
We're certainly happy we got the win, but we feel we have a long way to go obviously. We're going take another step in San Jose and it is going to be a tough one.