|Hometown :||Detroit, MI|
|Date of Birth :||01/25/1990|
2011-12 Season: Recorded eight goals, 15 assists and 23 points in 49 games with the Monarchs in his first professional season...Tallied his first professional point, an assist, in his professional debut against the Portland Pirates on October 28...Scored first professional goal in a 5-4 victory against the Pirates on December 11...Finished the season ranked second among rookies on the team in goals (eight), assists (15) and points (23)...Tallied two goals while appearing in all four games of the 2012 Calder Cup Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Norfolk Admirals...Missed the first nine games of the season with a lower body injury...Missed nine games from January 20 to February 7 with an upper body injury.
Career Highlights: Tied for the team-lead in in the 2010-11 season with points (77) for the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers...Led the Whalers with 44 assists for the 2010-11 season...Recorded a career-high in goals (33), assists (44), points (77) and penalty minutes (46) during 61 games in Plymouth that same season...Picked up five points (2-3=5), including the overtime game-winning goal, in the season opener against the Kingston Frontenacs on October 10, 2010...Scored a hat trick, including the game-winning goal, and two assists against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on January 2, 2011...Finished third on the team with nine points (4-5=9) in the 2011 OHL post-season....Ranked fourth on the Whalers with 32 assists and 49 points (17-32=49) during the 2009-10 season...Began the 2009-10 season at the University of Michigan…Recorded six points (3-3=6) and four penalty minutes in 12 games at the University of Michigan before joining the Whalers in November 2009...Named Central College Hockey Association’s Rookie of the Week ending on March 2, 2009 by recording a goal and an assist for two points...Made college debut versus St. Lawrence on October 10, 2008...Collected 22 points (8-14=22) and 36 penalty minutes in 51 games over parts of two seasons (2008-10) with the University of Michigan.
International: Earned a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2008 World U18 Championships…Tied for the club lead with eight points (3-5=8) in seven games…Earned a goal medal with Team USA at the 2008 U18 Five Nations Tournament.
Transactions: Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the third-round (63rd overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft...Signed a professional tryout agreement with the Monarchs on October 7, 2011...Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings on October 12, 2011.