Despite putting up stellar numbers in juniors, the small 5’9″ 187 lbs. forward went roughly undetected by clubs potentially because of his size but only they really know.
He continued his scoreboard success leading his AHL squad in points, assists and plus/minus in his first year.
He basically ran duplicate numbers in his sophomore run but was a fairly terrible -12 on a struggling team.
The 23-year old is in the final year of his big league contract and set to become a restricted free agent.
Well, once again he came out of the gate lighting the lamp in his third campaign with the farm club (3 goals, 5 assists in 14 games).
Good enough to earn him a recall for a game in the show.
He skated 14 shifts for 9:45 of total ice time and got his first NHL point with an assist on the first goal in the 4-3 shootout victory.
He also put up one shot and was a +1 rating.
Despite his good play and the team win he was sent back down as the injured healed well enough to play.
No doubt he’ll earn another shot.
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