Weight: 177 lbs.
Born: June 27, 1989 in Cochrane, Alberta
Final Ranking: 4; Mid-Term Ranking: 6
Central Scouting Report: A butterfly goalie with a consistent, hard work ethic… plays strong in the crease and challenges the shooter… has quick second shot recovery… stops the puck well behind the net for his defenders and moves the puck effectively… needs to improve his ability to track the puck through traffic and screens… sometimes over commits to the shooter.
Hockey Profile: Completed his second season in the WHL with the Regina Pats in 2006-07… selected as one of 40 draft-eligible players to play in the 2007 CHL Top Prospects Game…appeared in 26 games for the Pats in 2005-06, posting a 8-9-2 record with one shutout… prior to the WHL competed for the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League.
Personal Profile: Nickname is Rowsie… names goaltender coach, Eli Wilson as having the most influence on his career -"he’s taught me everything I know”… admires his parents for their sacrifices and support… patterns his game after butterfly goalies Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff, Anaheim’s Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Carolina’s Cam Ward… his pre-game rituals include: dressing right to left as well as completing the same dressing room routine - eye-hand coordination, taping stick, and visualization… most memorable hockey game: first WHL game - “an introduction to the league, won 2-1 and it was a great learning experience”… most memorable game watched: Canada’s seventh round shootout victory in the semi-final game of the 2007 World Junior Championships over Team USA… if he could invite any three people to dinner they would be:Wayne Gretzky - “greatest hockey player", Will Ferrell - “funny guy and my favorite actor” and his grandfather Rod Spenst… favorites include: NHL 2007 (video game), Calgary Flames (NHL team), Mikka Kiprusoff (NHL goalie), “backhand toe-drag” (shootout move), Invincible (movie), Family Guy (TV show) and Nickelback (group).
Statistics: Posted a 2.87 GAA and a .897 SV% with four shutouts in 52 games played for Regina.