Started playing hockey with his father as one of his first coaches ... Attracted to Ohio State because it is a top university both athletically and academically ... has worked at hockey clinics during the summer ... hometown is located on a major river that feeds into Lake Huron, about an hour north of Detroit ... cousin, Steve, was captain of the hockey team at Buffalo State College ... favorite player is Pavel Datsyuk ... Pick One: Movie - Warrior, Blood Diamond; Television show - Two and a Half Men; Musical group - Need to Breathe; Professional Team - Detroit Red Wings; Athlete - Niklas Lidstrom; Homecooked meal - fajitas; Celebrity - Carrie Underwood; Snack food - chips and salsa; Ice cream flavor - cookies and cream; Sport other than hockey - golf; Vacation spot - Sarasota, Fla.; Rink - Oak Park Ice Arena in Detroit; Place hockey has taken you - Switzerland.
Career at Ohio State: 2013-14 (Freshman Season): Played in first 16 games, with 6G, 5A, 11P; 5th in scoring among B1G freshmen ... four points and +3 in series vs. Mercyhurst 12/28-29; goal and assist in each game, with +2 mark in game two ... goal and assist vs. Canisius 11/15 for first multiple-point game; +2 in the contest ... PPG 11/9 vs. Niagara ... assist and +1 vs. Minnesota Duluth 11/2 ... goal and +1 mark 10/26 at Robert Morris ... PPG at Bowling Green 10/15, with six shots in the contest ... assist on Tyler Lundey's goal on 10/12 at Miami for first career point. Prior to Ohio State: Spent two full seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL ... second-leading scorer on the Gamblers during the 2012-13 campaign, posting team-best 32 goals, along with 39 assists, for 71 points ... finished the regular season sixth in the USHL in goals and seventh in points ... member of the 2011-12 Clark Cup Champion Green Bay Gambler squad ... team posted record of 47-9-2, posting USHL record regular-season wins ... played in USHL Top Prospects game in January 2012, posting a goal and an assist ... also played soccer and baseball ... member of the Marysville Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Off the Ice: Son of Glen and Michelle ... has an older brother, Kyle, and a younger sister, Jessica ... has two dogs ... enjoys golf and all watersports ... biology major.
Stats and bio updated through Jan. 9, 2014