Appeared in the Coyotes’ final three games of the season after completing his freshman year at University of Wisconsin…Recorded his first NHL point with an assist in the season finale at ANA, Apr. 6…Made his NHL debut and recorded a team-high five shots vs. DAL, Apr. 3…Signed a contract with Phoenix on Mar. 31…Appeared in 36 games for Wisconsin, recording 11-24-35 and 38 PIM…Led the Badgers in points (35) and assists (24) and ranked 2nd in shots (114), T-2nd in plus/minus (+11) and 3rd in goals (11)…Became just the fourth freshman in Wisconsin history to lead the team in scoring…Was named to the All-WCHA Third Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team…Registered eight multi-point games…Helped lead Wisconsin to a berth in the NCAA tournament and advance to the Midwest Regional Final…He finished the season on a three-game point streak (0-4-4)…Scored two goals in a win at Denver, Jan. 12…Began the season by recording 12 points (5-7-12) in the first four games…Collected back-to-back four-point games vs. Robert Morris, Oct. 19-20.
2006-07: Appeared in 53 games for Burnaby of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), recording 66-55-121 and 83 PIM…Named RBC Financial Group Canadian Junior A Player of the Year for 2006-07…Led the BCHL with 66 goals, 15 goals more than the closest skater… His 121 points in 53 games ranked 2nd in the league during the regular season…Posted a league-high 19-game point streak…Tied for the league lead in playoff scoring with 26 points (12-14-26) despite playing one less postseason round than the rest of the top 10 scorers…Won the Coastal Conference’s MVP award…2005-06: Was awarded the Coastal Conference’s Rookie of the Year award after recording 36-36-72 in 57 games for Burnaby (BCHL)…Registered three goals and an assist to help his team win the championship game of the 2006 RBC Royal Bank Cup for Canada’s Junior A national championship…Claimed MVP honors in the contest.
2008: Participated in Team Canada’s training camp prior to the 2008 IIHF World Championship…Won the gold medal with Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships after leading the team in scoring with 4-4-8 in seven games…Ranked T-4th in scoring in the tournament…2007: Played for Canada in the 2007 Super Series, leading his team to a 7-0-1 record against Russia in the eight-game series…Led all goal-scorers with seven tallies during the Series…2006: Represented Canada at the 2006 Junior World Cup and the 2007 Under-18 World Championships.
Favorite NHL player growing up was Steve Yzerman…His first job was as a hockey referee and began skating at the age of two…Favorites include: pierogies (food); Jack Johnson (musician); “Seinfeld” (TV show); and “The Rookie” (movie)…Most memorable hockey moment was being drafted by the Coyotes…Favorite vacation spot is Osoyoos, British Columbia…Enjoys cooking.