CAREER: In 1st year of a 3-year contract...2013 CHL Defenseman of the Year, OHL Most Outstanding Defenseman and OHL First All-Star Team...2012 OHL Third All-Star Team...2011 OHL Second All-Rookie Team.
2013-14: Has 24 points (8-16-24) in 53 games with the Griffins this season...Ranks second among AHL rookie defenseman in scoring...Leads Griffins rookies and is tied for 8th on the team in points.
2012-13: Led OHL defensemen in scoring with 66 points (20-46-66) en route to capturing CHL Defenseman of the Year honors...Made his pro debut on 4/20/13 with the Griffins at Lake Erie.
OTHER: Recorded 153 points (57-96-153) in 172 games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 2010-13...Could become the 4th rookie defenseman to debut with DET this season, joining Xavier Ouellet, Adam Almquist and Alexey Marchenko.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs