Attracted to Ohio State because of the opportunity to play Division I hockey in a competitive conference as well as the many majors Ohio State offers ... began playing organized hockey at age 6 ... favorite player is currently Alexandre Burrows, because he plays a similar style game and his path to the NHL is one to respect ... grew up liking Peter Forsberg because of his ability to think the game and play it at such a skilled level ... has worked at his family's physiotherapy rehab center in the summers as a physiotherapist aid and a youth instructor ... Pick one: Television show - Criminal Minds; Movies - Inception and The Dark Knight; Home cooked meal - steak; Vacation spot - the cottage; Professional teams - Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets; Sports other than hockey - lacrosse and golf.
Ohio State Career
2011-12 (Sophomore Season; Through 12/10/11): Has not seen game action.
2010-11 (Freshman Season): Skated vs. Alaska Nov. 27 in Nationwide Arena for first collegiate game action ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Posted one goal and 11 assists for 12 points in 54 games with Buffalo of the OJHL in 2009-10 ... served as assistant captain for the Sabres ... played in 49 games in 2008-09, posting seven points, including one goal and six assists with Dauphin of the MJHL ... played in 21 games with Westside of the BCHL and Tri-City of the USHL in 2007-08 ... tallied 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points in 54 games with Winnipeg of the MJHL in 2006-07 ... named to the 2007 MJHL Prospects Team ... graduated from St. Paul's High School in 2007.
Off the Ice: Son of Scott and Lia ... has a younger sister, Stephanie ... father is the head coach of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets and played 18 years of professional hockey in the NHL and IHL ... enjoys reading, working out and being outside ... health professions exploration major.
Bio and statistics updated through 12/10/11
Buckeyes at NHL Development Camps