|BIRTHPLACE:||Flower Mound, TX, USA|
|DRAFTED:||PHX: 2009-36 overall|
Played in five games with the Coyotes recording two penalty minutes...Posted 29-18-47 and 98 PIM in 68 games with Portland (AHL)...His 29 goals led the team, all AHL rookies and ranked ninth overall in the AHL...His 14 power-play goals led the team, all AHL rookies and ranked third in the AHL...His seven game-winning goals led the team, ranked second among AHL rookies and tied for fifth in the AHL...Had 190 shots to lead the team and to rank third in the AHL for rookies.
Registered a career-high 29 points in 38 games in his junior season at Michigan...Set a new career best for assists and penalty minutes (66)...Ranked fifth on the team in points, fourth in goals and tied for second in assists...All-CCHA Honorable Mention...Scored GWG in CCHA quarterfinal vs. Notre Dame, Mar. 9...Tied his career high with 1-2-3 in the Frozen Diamond Faceoff on vs. Ohio State, Jan. 15...Earned points in four straight games from Jan. 6-15, posting 3-4-7 during the run.
Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement winner...Helped the Wolverines win CCHA regular season championship and reach the NCAA Frozen Four national championship game...Second on the team in game-winning goals (5) – had four in six games from Feb. 12-Mar. 11...Set career-best point streak at seven games (5-3-7) from Feb. 11-Mar. 11...Had career-best three- game goal streak (Feb. 11-18) and career-best three-game assist streak (Feb. 19-26).
Helped Michigan win CCHA Tournament and reach the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament...CCHA All-Rookie Team...CCHA Rookie of the Year finalist...First on the team in power-play goals (7), second in game-winning goals (4)...Led all Michigan rookies in goals (13), assists (15) and points (28)...CCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Dec. 7)...CCHA Rookie of the Week (Nov. 2)...Scored back-to-back game-winning goals vs. Michigan State (Jan. 30) and Bowling Green (Feb. 4)... Made his career debut at Alaska (Oct. 9)
Played in 62 games for the U.S. NTDP U-18 Team...Led team with 120 PIM...Recorded 20 goals, including one game- winning marker, in addition to notching 18 assists...Finished the season with 10 power-play goals, the second most on the team.
Played in 63 games for the U.S. NTDP U-17, registering 13-7-2...Ranked second on the team with four game-winning goals.
2011: Won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y...Posted two goals and one assist in six games with Team USA...2009: Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and helped lead the U.S. to a first place finish at the 2009 U-18 Five Nations Tournament in Nykoping, Sweden...2008: Helped the U.S. capture first place at the 2008 Men’s U-18 Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Nickname is “Brownie”...His favorite player growing up was Mario Lemieux...Other favorites include: “Tommy Boy” (movie), Casey Donahew Band (music) and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (vacation spot)...Enjoys hunting and fishing...Made his NHL debut with the Coyotes on Mar. 4, 2013 vs. ANA, becoming just the sixth native Texan to play in the NHL.