Attracted to Ohio State because it is a well-known school in athletics and academics with great facilities ... started playing organized hockey at age 5 ... favorite player is Sidney Crosby, because he never gives up on a play, is a great competitor and has great puck control ... worked with the Mini Backs program in Salmon Arm mentoring young players while helping them with hockey skills ... won the Canadian Midget National Championship Telus Cup with Prince Albert Mintos in 2006-07 ... Pick one: Television show - Entourage; Movie - The Hangover; Celebrity - Jennifer Aniston; Home cooked meal - perogies; Vacation spot - anywhere hot with a beach; Music - George Strait; Professional team - Pittsburgh Penguins; Sport other than hockey - football.
Ohio State Career: A three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2012-13 (Junior Season): Played in 25 games ... assist and +1 Jan. 11 at Ferris State ... scored gamewinner and was +1 Nov. 16 vs. Northern Michigan ... assist and +1 mark Oct. 13 at Minnesota Duluth ... +1 Nov. 23 at Lake Superior State, Dec. 14 vs. Miami and Dec. 29 vs. Penn State ... wore captain's C in nine series and in the playoffs ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and to the Academic All-Big Ten team.
2011-12 (Sophomore Season): Skated in 28-of-35 games and posted five assists ... led team's forward with 30 blocked shots, including four at Bowling Green Jan. 7 and three Dec. 3 at Lake Superior State and Dec. 30 vs. Robert Morris ... assist and +2 Nov. 11 vs. Northern Michigan ... helper and +1 mark at Western Michigan Feb. 10 and vs. Alaska Oct. 28 ... assist in second game of the year at Quinnipiac Oct. 8 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.2013-14 (Sophomore Season): Played in 13 of first 16 games (DNP 10/12 at Miami, 12/28-29 vs. Mercyhurst) ... 12th in B1G in faceoff winning percentage (.545) ... three assists vs. Robert Morris 10/25 for first career multiple-point game; +3 mark in the contest ... Assist vs. Miami 10/11.
2010-11 (Freshman season): Played in 20-of-37 games, with three assists and four points on the year ... DNP Nov. 6 vs. Alabama-Huntsville and in last four series of first half of season because of injury; returned to action Jan. 2 vs. Army and played 12 games before missing final seven games of the year with an injury ... power-play goal Jan. 21 vs. Notre Dame for first career tally ... power-play assist Jan. 14 at Western Michigan ... assist at Quinnipiac Oct. 9 for first career assist and point, +1 vs. the Bobcats ... helper and +1 mark vs. Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two seasons with Salmon Arm of the BCHL ... posted 17 goals and 31 assists for 48 points in 52 games with the Silverbacks in 2009-10 ... added three points, two goals and one assist, in four playoff games ... played in 33 games with the Silverbacks in 2008-09, posting 23 points, including eight goals and 15 assists ... played in 10 playoff games ... played in four games in the 2008 World Junior A Challenge ... graduated from Wadena Composite High School in 2008.
Off the Ice: Son of Calvin and Linda ... has two older sisters, Kelsey and Chrysta, and one younger brother, Michael ... taught himself how to play guitar at age 18 ... marketing major.
Stats and bio updated through Jan. 9, 2014