Taking a longer route than most players before turning pro, he spent four seasons in juniors with Brandon Wheat Kings and then headed off to Acadia University, where he continued the scoring tear he started in his final WHL campaign, putting up more than a point-per-game.
The 5’11” 178 lbs. forward signed an ato when he was finished with his college career and promptly got right to dotting the score sheet with points.
In 4 ECHL games he notched 3 goals and a pair of helpers.
He stayed on course through 22 Kelly Cup Playoff contests, adding another 7 tallies and 14 assists, good enough for third on the team in playoff points.
The 25-year old could find himself on a short list for a call-up, if he can stay hot.
Original story: 9/27-13
A couple of months into his rookie year as he was continuing to put up more than point-per-game numbers (14-21-35 in 31 contests) he was loaned to Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
In the AHL he managed 7 goals and 12 assists in 35 games on a team that struggled to get wins.
His 25 goals and 50 assists for 75 points in a full schedule of 36 games were easily league bests.