He skated 13 games with San Jose Sharks when he was signed to a 3-year entry level deal but failed to connect with any points. His 1-year extension they gave him for this season will leave the 24-year old unrestricted free agent, so he’s in effect playing for a contract.
The big 6’4″ 220 lbs. forward has 5 goals and 6 assists in 14 games.
He put up point per game numbers in the final year of junior hockey before turning pro and has been a bit of a boiling kettle when it comes to point production, although has consistently put up more than 30 points in each of his first three years.
He’s also not afraid to drop the mitts and will no doubt be playing that role, but doesn’t spend a lot of time in the box.
It would be no surprise to see him hit the score sheet in his time up in New York.