|BIRTHPLACE:||Drummondville, QC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||WSH: 2006-177 overall|
|QMJHL First All-Star Team (2007) QMJHL Player of the Year (2007) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2008) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2007, 2008)|
Skated in 77 games for Hershey (AHL) and led club rookies in points (50) and assists (39) … Third among rookies with 11 goals … Had nine multiple-point games… Began his professional career with at least a point in five straight games (2g-4a)… Scored a goal in his first professional game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (10/8) …Had two assists in his second professional game at Norfolk (10/10) … Tallied at least a point in seven straight games from 11/14—11/28 (1g-9a) … Registered at least a point in five straight games from 2/21—3/1 (1g-6a), which included three assists against Providence (3/1) … Played in 21 out of 22 Calder Cup playoff games and had eight points (2g-6a) as Hershey won the Calder Cup … Both of his goals and two of his assists came in the opening round against Philadelphia.
Played in 65 games for Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) and led the league in points (114) and assists (80) … Third on the team with 34 goals … Tied for fifth in the league and third among forwards at +33 … Won the Jean Beliveau Trophy as the league’s leading scorer … A second-team QMJHL All-Star and second-team CHL All-Star … Member of the QMJHL team in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge … Named QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week twice (11/4 and 2/10) … Established a team record with a 27-game point-scoring streak (11/28-2/15), the longest streak of the year in the QMJHL … Honored as the Offensive Player of the Month in March … Played in 12 playoff games, scoring three goals and recording 19 assists … Made his professional debut in the Calder Cup playoffs, playing three games for Hershey (AHL).
2006-07: Appeared in 67 games with Acadie-Bathurst and won the Michel-Briere Trophy as the most valuable player in the QMJHL … Ranked third in the league in points (119) and second in assists (78) … Scored nine SHGs, tying for the league lead … Second on his team in goals (41) and plus/minus (+28) … A QMJHL First All-Star Team selection … Represented the QMJHL in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge … Named QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending 9/24 … Awarded Offensive Player of the Month in November … Played in 12 playoff games, recording 14 points.
2005-06: Skated in 62 games for Acadie-Bathurst … Notched 52 points (18g-34a) … Tied for fourth among QMJHL rookies in points … Ranked fourth among rookies in assists … Played in 17 playoff games and recorded 21 points … Led all rookies and tied for ninth overall in playoff scoring.
Selected by Washington in the sixth round, 177th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft.
Enjoys golfing … Favorite athlete is Wayne Gretzky … Top hockey memory is winning the pee wee tournament in Quebec.