He’s was only signed to a 1-year entry level deal after putting up point per game production in four seasons with University Of Maine Black Bears.
In his rookie campaign with Toronto Marlies he scored 13 goals with 20 assists in 55 AHL games and rolled a +9 rating. But that wasn’t it. In 5 Calder Cup Playoff games he popped in a pair and added 3 assists, which was basically on par with what he did in college hockey but was now doing it as a pro.
The 25-year old is a restricted agent once again at the end of the upcoming season. Got to love the fact he use to wear #13.
We like his odds.
Original story: 8/2-13
He started the new year with the Maple Leafs but went a -2 plus/minus with no points and quickly sent down.
2013/2014 would end up being his best season. He scored 17 goals with a whopping 52 assists, good enough for 2nd in the league and first on the Marlies.
These totals made keeping him around a no-brainer as he signed for another campaign but was left in the minors with diminishing scoring totals, then dealt to Chicago Blackhawks just before the trade deadline.
Reassigned to affiliate Rockford IceHogs, it took him little time to get situated as he popped in 12 goals and 9 assists in 19 AHL games, then added another 3 and 3 in 8 postseason match-ups.
He’s off to a speedy start with 2 goals in his first pair of appearances.