2009-10 SEASON: Tallied 23 points (7g, 16a) in 60 games with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League … Tallied his first point (1a) of the season during the season opener on 10/3 vs. Milwaukee … Earned a season-high three-game point streak from 10/31-11/4, posting three assists during that stretch… Scored a season-high three points (1g, 2a) on 12/27 vs. Rockford … Matched a season-high three-game point streak from 1/24-1/29, recording three assists in that span … Tied a season-high plus-two rating in the regular-season finale on 4/10 vs. Grand Rapids … Collected his first Calder Cup Playoff point (1a) on 4/26 vs. Milwaukee.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 134 AHL games with Chicago, posting 55 points (20g, 35a) … In 14 Calder Cup Playoff games, he has registered three assists … 2008-09: Recorded 32 points (13g, 19a) in 73 games during his first professional season with the Chicago Wolves (AHL) … Tied for fifth on the team in plus/minus rating (plus-eight), ranked eighth in points and goals and was 10th in assists … Made his pro debut on 10/11 at Houston … Recorded his first career points with two assists on 10/25 at Milwaukee … Scored his first goal and added an assist for his second career multiple-point game on 11/1 at Iowa … Earned three points (1g, 2a) during a three-game point streak from 2/14-2/18 … Posted a season-high five-game point streak (2g, 3a) from 3/8-3/20.
AMATEUR CAREER: Recorded 208 points (91g, 117a) and a plus-37 rating in 248 career WHL games with Moose Jaw … Tallied 27 points (11g, 16a) and a plus-12 rating in 33 WHL postseason contests … 2007-08: Recorded 41 points (18g, 23a) in 49 games with the Warriors (WHL) … Ranked fifth on the team in points despite playing in only 49 contests … Tied for second on the Warriors with 10 power play goals … Scored his first goal of the season, in his second game, on 9/26 at Saskatoon … Recorded his first multiple-point game of the season (1g, 1a) on 10/10 vs. Kootenay … Scored a season-high two goals and added one assist for his first three-point game of the season on 11/2 at Regina … Earned five points (1g, 4a) over a three-game span from 1/12-1/16 … Recorded a season-high tying three points (1g, 2a) on 1/16 vs. Prince Albert … Posted a season-high two assists three times; 2/29, 1/22 and 1/16 … Ended the regular season on a six-game point streak from 3/7-3/15, recording seven points (2g, 5a) during that stretch … Recorded eight points (3g, 5a) in six WHL playoff games … Recorded three-points on two occasions during the playoffs; 3/25 vs. Calgary (1g, 2a) and 3/28 at Calgary (3a) … Appeared in one game for the Chicago Wolves (AHL) at the conclusion of his junior season … 2006-07: Recorded career-highs with 82 points, 39 goals and 43 assists in a career-high 72 games with Moose Jaw … Led the Warriors in points, goals, assists and power play goals (17) … Recorded 19 multiple-point games, including a season-high four points on six occasions … Established a season-high with four points (2g, 2a) on 9/29 vs. Calgary … Tallied six points (1g, 5a) over two games from 10/10-10/15, and tied his season-high with four points (1g, 3a) on 10/15 vs. Regina … Earned a season-high five-game point streak from 10/20-11/1, tallying six points (5g, 1a) in that span … Scored a season-high three goals for his first hat trick of the season on 12/1 vs. Swift Current … Earned nine points (3g, 6a) over a three-game span from 12/3-12/8 … Registered a four-game point streak from 1/2-1/12, tallying six points (4g, 2a) during that stretch … Tied his season-high with a five-game point streak from 1/14-1/26, recording five points (4g, 1a) in those games … 2005-06: Recorded 57 points (19g, 38a) in 64 games during his second season in Moose Jaw … Finished fifth on the Warriors in points (57) and was tied for fifth in assists (38) … Registered a season-high seven-game point streak from 1/7-1/27, tallying 11 points (8g, 3a) during that span … Recorded a season-high four points (1g, 3a) on 2/11 at Brandon …Tied for fourth on the team in playoff scoring with 16 points (7g, 9a) in 22 games while helping the Warriors advance to the WHL finals … 2004-05: Posted 28 points (15g, 13a) in 63 games as a rookie in Moose Jaw … Ranked sixth on the team in points (28) … Scored a season-high two goals on 11/19 at Brandon … Established a season-high with a three-game point streak from 12/3-12/5, tallying three points (1g, 2a) during that stretch … Set a season-high with two assists on 1/8 at Prince George … Appeared in five WHL post-season games, recording three points (1g, 2a).
PERSONAL: Lists winning the World Junior Championships with Canada in 2008 as his favorite hockey memory … His idol growing up was Joe Sakic … Enjoys spending time with his friends and playing golf in his spare time … His brother, Cody, played for the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Thrashers in the second round, 43rd overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.