|BIRTHPLACE:||Strathroy, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||WSH: 2005-118 overall|
|OHL Second All-Star Team (2006) Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 6, 2013.|
Ranked fifth among Hershey (AHL) defensemen with 18 points (3g-15a) … Tied for the lead among Hershey defensemen and third on the team with a +24 rating … Five of his 18 points came on the power play (1g-4a) … Recorded two four-game point streaks: 11/16—11/26 (4a) and 11/29—12/11 (1g-3a) … Had a season-high two points (1g-1a) on 1/21 at Norfolk … Registered the shorthanded GWG on 12/6 vs. Hartford… Tallied three assists in the AHL playoffs, appearing in 10 games as Hershey won the Calder Cup.
Split his first professional season between Hershey (AHL, 48 games) and South Carolina (ECHL, 19 games) … Ranked fourth among Hershey rookies with 14 points (1g-13a) … Five of his 13 assists came on the power play … Recorded 16 points (5g-11a) in 19 games for South Carolina, the best points per game of any club defenseman with more than 5 GP … Had two assists in his first pro game, 10/20 vs. Columbia … Had points in 12 straight ECHL games (10/24-2/1), which was interrupted while he played 25 games for Hershey … Had an assist in his AHL debut, 11/7 at Norfolk … Had two assists 11/23 at Philadelphia … Scored his first AHL goal 12/28 at Norfolk … Recorded two assists 2/16 at Binghamton … Appeared in both the AHL and ECHL playoffs.
2006-07: Tallied 58 points (22g-36a) in 58 games for Saginaw (OHL) … Ranked fourth among OHL defensemen in points and third in goals … Ranked third on the team in points and first in assists … Posted 14 multiple-point games on the season … Played in the OHL All Star Game … Team captain … Scored season-high two goals twice (10/12 vs. Peterborough, 11/9 vs. Mississauga) … Tallied season-best four points vs. Kingston on 10/15 … Recorded 10 points (2g-8a) in season-best six-game point streak from 3/2-3/16 … Appeared in six playoff games … Netted three goals and two assists for five points … Finished third on the team in playoff scoring.
2005-06: Skated in 68 games with Saginaw, registering 77 points (21g-56a) … Led the team in assists and ranked third in points … Finished second on roster with a +24 rating … His 15 PPGs were good for second place on team … Named Spirit’s Team MVP and Most Valuable Defenseman … Led all OHL defensemen in scoring … Played in the OHL All-Star Game … Earned honorable mention on the OHL All-Star Team … Team captain … Participated in Canada’s National Junior Team Evaluation Camp.
2004-05: Appeared in 66 games in second season with Saginaw … Tallied 33 points (7g-26a) … Ranked fifth on team in scoring … Four of seven goals were scored with the man advantage.
2003-04: Skated in 57 games during first year with Saginaw … Posted 14 points (3g-11a) … Recorded 28 PIM.
2002-03: Tallied 19 points (6g-13a) with Strathroy (OHA-B) in 45 games played … Notched 53 PIM on season.
2005: Played for Canada at the Under-18 World Championship.
2004: Won goal medal with Team Canada at the 2004 World Junior Cup … Member of championship team at 2004 World U-17 Challenge.
Selected by Washington in the seventh round, 209th overall, in the 2005 Entry Draft.
Fan of fellow Strathroy native Brian Campbell of the Chicago Blackhawks.