Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the seventh round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft with the 200th overall pick ... participated in the Sharks' development camp in Summer 2012 ... 27th Green Bay Gambler to be drafted, joining a list that includes NHLers Blake Wheeler, Adam Burish and former Buckeye Nate Guenin (Burish and Guenin both were coached by current Buckeye head coach Mark Osiecki in Green Bay) ... attracted to Ohio State after moving to Ohio at age 10 and becoming a fan of the Buckeyes' hockey and football programs ... started skating at age 2 and began playing hockey at age 4 ... played against Buckeye classmate Alex Lippincott in the 2010 Clark Cup Finals ... Pick one: Television show - Burn Notice; Movie - Never Back Down; Celebrity - Jessica Simpson; Home cooked meal - steak on the grill; Vacation spot - Virginia Beach; Music - Lil Wayne; Professional team - San Jose Sharks; Sport other than hockey - golf.
Ohio State Career: Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice ... shared team's Leading Scorer award in 2011-12 ... Perani Cup winner.
2011-12 (Sophomore season): Played in all 35 games and had team-best 14 goals, adding 10 assists to share scoring lead with 24 points ... career highs in goals, assists, points and shots ... six power play goals to tie for eighth in the CCHA overall, t-12th in CCHA in goals ... finished CCHA play tied for 20th in points (20), tied for fifth in goals (12) and tied for sixth in power play goals ... goal in four-consecutive games Nov. 19-Dec. 9 ... career-high two goals and three points in two of three outings (Oct. 21 at Michigan State, Oct. 28 vs. Alaska) ... goal, two assists and three points Nov. 19 in 6-5 win at Michigan, with +2 mark ... tally in each game vs. LSSU Dec. 2-3; scored GWG in third period of 2-1 win in game two ... two assists and +2 mark at Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5 ... goal, assist for two points Nov. 11 vs. Northern Michigan; +1 in both games vs. the Wildcats ... two points at Bowling Green Jan. 7-8, with an assist in game one and a goal in game two; +1 in each game ... scored in shootout win vs. Alaska Oct. 27 ... scored Buckeyes' first goal of the season on the power play vs. Quinnipiac Oct. 7 ... assist at Notre Dame Oct. 15 ... goal vs. Miami Dec. 9 and +1 at Miami Dec. 10 ... scored and had +1 mark vs. Robert Morris Dec. 30 ... scored Buckeyes' lone goal in Frozen Diamond Faceoff vs. Michigan Jan. 15 ... recorded goal vs. Ferris State Jan. 20, with +1 rating ... assist and +1 Feb. 3 vs. Michigan State ... +2 at Michigan State Oct. 21 and +1 Oct. 15 at Notre Dame and Oct. 28 vs. Alaska ... Special Mention CCHA Player of the Month for October, with eight points in eight games combined ... won Perani Cup for Ohio State for picking up most three star of the game honors in conference play ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2010-11 (Freshman season): Played in all 37 games and had four goals, six assists and 10 points ... first career point was gamewinning goal at Quinnipiac Oct. 9, +1 in the game ... unassisted goal and +1 at Michigan State Nov. 12 ... three points in series vs. Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5-6; assist and +1 in opener; in game two had first multiple-point game with a power-play goal and helper, along with +1 rating ... assist and +1 vs. Alaska Nov. 27, vs. Notre Dame Jan. 21 and vs. Ferris State Feb. 24 ... power-play goal and +1 vs. Lake Superior State Feb. 19 ... helper on overtime gamewinner vs. Michigan Dec. 3 ... +1 at Northern Michigan Oct. 29 ... 82 shots on the year; shots in all but three games on the year and had five or more shots in five of last 11 games, including seven Feb. 19 vs. Lake Superior State and 6 Feb. 5 vs. Michigan State ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two seasons with Green Bay of the USHL ... played in 52 games in 2009-10, posting 29 points, including 15 goals and 14 assists, and 107 penalty minutes with the Gamblers ... tied for sixth on the team in goals and points and tallied two shorthanded markers ... won the Anderson Cup and Clark Cup, as USHL regular season and playoff champions ... scored five points, including a shorthanded goal, in 12 playoff games ... won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2009 World Junior A Challenge in Prince Edward Island ... with Green Bay in 2008-09, had 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points and 120 penalty minutes in 48 games ... won the 2009 Anderson Cup as regular season USHL champions and posted three points in five playoff games ... graduated from Ashwaubenon High School in 2010.
Off the Ice: Son of Claude IV and Kimberly ... has an older sister, Tiffany, and an older brother, Claude V (who now has a son, Claude VI) ... enjoys golfing, riding motor cross and surfing ... sport and leisure studies major.
Bio and statistics updated through 10/1/12