Participated in Vancouver Canucks Development Camp in Summer 2012 and 13 ... introduced to hockey at the age of 4 by his father because it was a family tradition ... has worked at a golf course pro shop, but also has experience in construction and landscaping and helped build a hockey arena from the ground up ... an outstanding golfer who won tournaments all over Ontario, he almost gave up hockey to pursue a career in golf but was invited to junior camps and fell back in love with hockey ... Pick One: Homecooked meal - steak and potatoes; Snack food - trail mix; Book - Theo Fleury's Playing with Fire; Ice cream flavor - peanut butter chocolate; Music - Brad Paisley and Eric Church.
Ohio State Career: Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2012-13 (Junior Season):Played in 13 of first 16 games (DNP 10/12 at Miami, 11/1 vs. UMD, 11/9 vs. Niagara), 4G, 2A, 6P (entered season with 1 goal in first 64 career games) ... t-4th in goals among B1G defensemen and t-10th in points ... 1st in B1G and 9th in NCAA with 2.46 blocks per game; 2nd in B1G with 32 blocked shots, with 6 at Michigan 11/29, 4 vs. Miami 10/11 and 3 vs. Bowling Green 10/29, vs. Canisius 11/16 and vs. Mercyhurst 12/29 ... One goal and one assist for two points on 12/28 vs. Mercyhurst, +2 in game two 12/29 ... one goal scored going +2 11/15 vs. Canisius ... two points vs. Robert Morris; assist in game one 10/25, with one goal and +1 mark 10/26 on the road ... goal scored in the third minute of the second period at BG 10/15 ... went +2 11/2 vs. Minnesota Duluth.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Played in 24 games ... four assists on the year, all in CCHA play ... assist and +2 Jan. 20 vs. Ferris State ... +1 in 7 games: vs. Quinnipiac Oct. 8, at Notre Dame Oct. 15, at Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 4, vs. Northern Michigan Nov. 11, in both games at Michigan Nov. 18-19 and vs. Lake Superior State Dec. 3 ... assist vs. Miami Dec. 9 and at Michigan Nov. 19 ... helper vs. Northern Michigan Nov. 12 for first career point ... 39 blocked shots to rank fifth on team, with five vs. Michigan Jan. 15 ... four blocks vs. Robert Morris Dec. 30, vs. Michigan Jan. 13 and vs. Ferris State Jan. 21 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two seasons playing for the Powell River Kings in the BCHL, with the Kings winning the BCHL Coastal Conference Championship and reaching the Fred Page Cup final both years ... received the Top Defenceman Award for the Coastal Conference and was a conference all-star after the 2010-11 campaign and served as an assistant captain ... had 43 points, with 11 goals and 32 assists, his final year after a 10-24-34 line his first season with the Kings ... Armitage Menswear Player of the Month in February 2010... spent 2008-09 and 2007-08 with the Brampton Capitals in the OPJHL ... served as a team captain his final year and had 25 assists and 33 points ... in 2007-08, posted four goals, 19 assists and 23 points and was named to the OPJHL Future Stars Prospect Team while serving as an assistant captain ... graduated from St. Benedict High School in 2008 ... also played soccer.
Off the Ice: Son of Charles and Sheri ... has a younger sister, Lauren ... sports and leisure studies major ... enjoys fishing and golfing.
Stats and bio updated through Jan. 9, 2014