Career: Made NHL debut on 11/4/11 vs. CGY… Scored 1st career NHL goal on 11/8/11 vs. WPG (opposing goalie: O. Pavelec)… Scored 1st career NHL GWG on 3/19/12 at TBL (opposing goalie: D. Roloson)... Made pro (AHL) debut on 10/9/10 with Portland at Manchester... Scored 1st career AHL goal on 11/3/10 at Charlotte (opposing goalie: J. Pogge)... Spent 3 seasons (2007-10) with the MSU Spartans (CCHA), recording 29G-41A-70P in 100 career NCAA games… Named to CCHA 2nd Team All-Star in 2009-10 (37GP-20G-22A-42P)… Won Clark Cup championship in 2007 with Sioux Falls, leading the USHL in playoff scoring (8GP-4G-9A-13P)... Won the Ron Woody Award as the USHL All-Star Game MVP in 2007 after scoring 2 goals for victorious Team West.
2013-14: Recorded 1st point (assist) for CBJ on 11/29 vs. EDM.
2012-13: Tallied 2G-2A-4P in 6GP with Rochester (AHL)… Missed majority of the year with a knee injury.
Personal: Favorite player growing up: Steve Yzerman... Favorite TV show: Homeland... Favorite NFL team: Lions.