Career: Made NHL debut on 10/7/11 vs. NSH… Scored 1st career NHL goal (also GWG) on 10/25/11 vs. DET (opposing goalie: T. Conklin)…Won Silver with Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Jr. Championships (7GP-3G-5A-8P, Tournament All-Star) in Buffalo, NY… Spent 2 seasons with Portland Winterhawks (WHL), tallying 134GP-65G-96A-161P… Named 1st Team Western Conf. All-Star in 2010-11... Selected by Portland in the 7th round (150th overall) of the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft… Represented Vancouver NE Chiefs at 2007-08 BC Major Midget League All-Star Game (Team Blue, 0P, 9-2L).
2013-14: Currently leads CBJ in goals/points with 10G-13A-23P as well as FOW (260)... Has 7 multipoint games.
2012-13: Tallied 5G-7A-12P in 40 games with CBJ... Led CBJ in FOW (272)... Skated in 100th career NHL game on 4/12 vs. STL... Scored 1st career shootout goal on 3/10 at DET... Had career-high 4-game point streak, 3/5-3/10.
Personal: Nickname is ‘Joey’… Favorite player growing up: Joe Thornton... Favorite TV show is Suits.
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It was definitely emotional. I really appreciated the fans. It was a cool feeling and it felt special and the ovation there at the start and then you kind of feel funny out there standing by yourself. Thinking back, I was saying just a bit ago, you think back just trying to make the NHL and then you kind of reflect on all the years being able to play for a great organization here in Calgary and all the fun I've had so far in my career. I feel very fortunate and blessed.