2009-10 SEASON: Recorded 68 points (33g, 35a) in 68 Ontario Hockey League games with the Sudbury Wolves … Led the team in points and goals, and ranked second in assists … Recorded career highs in games played, points and assists, and tied his career-best in goals … Earned a season-high three assists in his first game on 9/18 vs. Erie … Posted a six-game point streak from 9/25-10/9, collecting 13 points (7g, 6a) during that stretch, including five multiple-point games … Earned points in all nine games played during the month of December, recording 16 points (10g, 6a) in those games … Posted a season-high four points (2g, 2a) on 12/18 at Erie … Tallied five points (2g, 3a) over a two-game span from 1/10-1/15 … Scored one goal for the Eastern Conference at the 2010 OHL All-Star Classic on 2/3 … Added two assists in four OHL playoff games … Appeared in three American Hockey League games with the Chicago Wolves at the conclusion of his junior season.
AMATEUR CAREER: Recorded 163 points (80g, 83a) in 159 OHL games with the Sudbury Wolves … Added six assists in 10 post-season contests … 2008-09: Earned 63 points (33g, 30a) in 65 games with the Wolves … Led the team in goals and ranked second in points … Earned five points (3g, 2a) over the first two games of the season from 9/19-9/26 … Tallied a season-high three assists on 11/4 vs. Kingston and 11/16 vs. Sarnia … Recorded a season-high seven-game point streak from 12/19-1/8, posting 11 points (7g, 4a) in those games … Collected a season-high four points (2g, 2a) on 1/3 vs. Niagara … Matched his season-high with two goals on 1/27 and 2/17, both games vs. Sault St. Marie … Scored one goal for the Eastern Conference at the 2009 OHL All-Star Classic on 2/4 … Made his OHL playoff debut, earning four assists in six games … Earned his first career playoff point with one assist on 3/19 at Belleville … 2007-08: Tallied 56 points (23g, 33a) in 34 games with the Cumberland Grads of the Central Jr. A Hockey League (CJHL) … Earned 32 points (14g, 18a) in 26 games during his first OHL season … Made his OHL debut on 1/12 vs. Niagara … Recorded three points (1g, 2a) in his second career OHL game on 1/18 vs. Saginaw … Recorded points in five straight games from 1/18-1/26, posting nine points (4g, 5a) during that stretch … Earned points in a season-high six straight games from 2/12-2/23, collecting 12 points (7g, 5a) in those games including two, four-point efforts … Scored a season-high four goals on 2/15 vs. Owen Sound … Matched his season-high with four points (1g, 3a) on 2/23 at Belleville.
PERSONAL: Enjoys playing video games in his spare time ... Lists winning the 2008 Under-18 World Championship as his favorite hockey memory ... His favorite television show is Family Guy ... Was a fan of the Ottawa Senators and Daniel Alfredsson growing up.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Anaheim in the second round, 39th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft … Acquired by the Thrashers from Anaheim for Erik Christensen on March 4, 2009.