Career: Served as team captain for Team Ontario (silver medal) at 2010 World U17 Hockey Challenge... Has represented Canada at the 2011 U18 Junior World Cup (Gold) as well as the 2012 (Bronze) and 2013 IIHF World Jr. Championships... Tallied 111G-135A-246P in 227 career OHL games with Oshawa from 2009-13.
2013-14: Scored 16 goals, 2nd-highest total in CBJ history by a rookie (Nash, 17 in 2002-03)... Set CBJ rookie record with 5 GWG (T-1st in NHL among rookies)... Converted on 1st career PS attempt on 1/11 at WPG, becoming 2nd CBJ rookie to score a PSG and 1st ever to score a GWG via PS... Scored 1st/2nd career NHL goals on 10/17 at MTL (1st NHL player since D. Penner on 11/30/05 to score 1st 2 career goals on the PP in same game).
2012-13: Finished 3rd in OHL with 45G and 10th with 82P... Led all Falcons F in playoff scoring w/2G-3A-5P in 8GP.
Personal: Favorite player growing up: Mike Modano... Favorite MLB team: Toronto... Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber... Favorite TV show: Homeland.
For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.