Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft with the 204th overall pick ... has participated in the Devils' rookie camp during the summer ... began playing hockey at age 3 after his father took him to the marina during the winter to skate on the ice ... favorite player is Alexander Ovechkin, because he is relentless and doesn't care what people think ... has trained his sister (a sophomore on Clarkson's hockey team) in the summer ... Pick one: Television show - Two and a Half Men; Movie - 007; Home cooked meal - stir-fry; Vacation spot - Las Vegas; Music - Nickelback; Professional team - New Jersey Devils; Sport other than hockey - golf.
Ohio State Career: Selected as team captain for 2013-14 ... 2011 Honorable mention CCHA All-Rookie Team ... voted 2011 Rookie of the Year and 2013 Best Defensive Player by his teammates ... earned conference rookie of the week honors and was a league rookie of the month honorable mention choice ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2013-14 (Senior Season): Played in first 16 games, 1G, 3A, 4P, +5 ... 27 blocks this season (2nd on team, 11th in B1G); 5-block game 11/29 at Michigan, 4-block game vs. BG 10/29 ... PPG in the third period on 12/29 vs. Mercyhurst ... +3 mark vs. Canisius 11/15-16, with assist and +2 mark in game 2 ... two assists, with +2 mark 11/9 vs. Niagara, +1 in game one 11/8 ... +2, with four blocks, 10/29 vs. Bowling Green ... Played in 100th career game 10/11 vs. Miami, leads current Buckeyes in career games played.
2012-13 (Junior Season): Played in 32 games (missed Bowling Green series Oct. 26-27, game vs. Notre Dame Feb. 2, series at Alaska Feb. 8-9 and vs. Western Michigan Feb. 15-16 and game vs. Michigan Feb. 23 with an injury) ... three goals, 12 assists and 15 points to rank second among team's blueliners; career high in goals and points, tied career best in assists; +7 to tie for second on team ... five points in CCHA quarterfinal series vs. Ferris State March 15-17; assist in game one, two assists and +1 in game two and then posted a goal and an assist, with a +1 mark, in game three ... five-game point streak Jan. 19-Feb. 22, with two goals, four assists and six points in the stretch ... had power play goals Jan. 19 at Northern Michigan and Jan. 25 vs. LSSU, an assist (and +1 mark ) Jan. 26 vs. the Lakers, two assists vs. Notre Dame Feb. 1 and an assist and +1 rating vs. Michigan Feb. 22 ... helper Dec. 29 vs. Penn State ... assist on gamewinning goal at Michigan State Nov. 30, +1 in the game; +2 in game two against the Spartans Dec. 1 ... assist, career-high +4 rating Nov. 23 at Lake Superior State ... +2 Nov. 17 vs. Northern Michigan, with four shots ... assist and +1 Nov. 9 vs. Alaska ... +1 Oct. 12 at Minnesota Duluth, Dec. 8 vs. Robert Morris and March 1 at Miami ... 53 blocked shots to rank third on squad, including five vs. Robert Morris Dec. 7 and vs. the Colonials Dec. 28 and four vs. Alaska Nov. 10 and vs. Ferris State Mar. 15 ... wore captain's C in 10 regular-season series and throughout the playoffs.
2011-12 (Sophomore Season): Played in 34-of-35 games (did not play Jan. 15 vs. Michigan because of injury) ... two goals, 12 assists and career-best 14 points ... ended league play tied for 15th among CCHA defensemen in points in conference games only (11) ... two assists and +3 Dec. 2 vs. Lake Superior State, with four blocked shots ... team-best 72 recorded blocked shots ... blocked 11 shots in series at Notre Dame, with six Oct. 14 and five Oct. 15 ... six blocks Oct. 27 vs. Alaska and five at Western Michigan Feb. 10 ... scored first career goal Nov. 12 vs. Northern Michigan, added an assist for third career two-point game and was +1; blocked seven shots in the series vs. the Wildcats ... goal and +2 Dec. 30 vs. Robert Morris ... three-game assist streak, with helper in each game vs. Alaska Oct. 27-28 and an assist at Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 4 ... +1 in both games vs. UAH Nov. 4-5 ... assist in each game vs. Ferris State Jan. 20-21; +1 in game two ... +2 at Michigan State Oct. 21 ... assist and +1 at Lake State Jan. 28 ... assist vs. Miami Dec. 9 ... helper at Notre Dame Oct. 14 and on the road against the Irish March 3.
2010-11 (Freshman Season): Played in 34-of-37 games and had 12 assists and points to earn honorable mention CCHA All-Rookie Team accolades and voted team's Rookie of the Year ... ranked fifth among CCHA freshman blueliners in points ... CCHA Rookie of the Week after series at Ferris State Oct. 22-23; had three assists, +2 mark and blocked six shots in two games combined ... two assists and +3 mark vs. Notre Dame Jan. 21 ... helper at Ferris State Oct. 22 was first career point; had two helpers in win vs. the Bulldogs Oct. 23 for first multiple-point game; +1 in each game ... helper in both games vs. Alaska Nov. 26-27, +1 in game 2 ... assist in each game vs. Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5-6; career-high +3 in opener and +1 in game 2 ... helper and +2 mark at Michigan State Nov. 12 ... power-play assist and +1 at Western Michigan Jan. 14 ... assist on game-tying goal vs. Michigan Dec. 3 ... 38 blocked shots on the year, with career-high four vs. Michigan Dec. 3 ... +6 over a three-game stretch Nov. 5-12, with an assist in each game ... +1 or better in 11 games, including +3 Nov. 5 vs. UAH and Jan. 21 vs. Notre Dame and +2 vs. Army Jan. 2 and Miami Jan. 8 ... missed contest against Robert Morris Oct. 15 with an injury and series at Michigan Feb. 11-12 with an illness ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two seasons in the BCHL, playing 99 games with Vernon, Cowichan Valley and Merritt ... combined to score 21 points with 11 goals and 10 assists in 53 games with Cowichan Valley and Vernon in 2009-10 ... notched six points in 19 playoff games ... won the RBC Cup with Vernon, posting four points in six games, including the game-winner against Oakville to secure a spot in the semifinals ... scored one goal in five games with Canada West at the 2009 World Junior A Challenge ... combined to score four goals and 14 assists for 18 points in 46 games with Cowichan Valley and Merritt in 2008-09 ... tallied three assists in 10 playoff games with Cowichan Valley ... graduated from Mount Boucherie Secondary in 2009.
Off the Ice: Son of Jason and Paula ... has a younger sister, Taylor, who is a junior on the Clarkson women's hockey team ...enjoys golfing, boating and tubing ... sport and leisure studies major.
Stats and bio updated through Jan. 9, 2014