He was originally a Vancouver Canucks‘ 2nd round pick in the 2008 draft (#41 overall) and in their system for four campaigns, first signing a three-year entry level contract and then an extension for 2013/2014.
The fairly big 6’3″ 215 lbs. blue liner was assistant captain for affiliate Utica Comets, had a career high 13 assists and tied the 14 points he recorded as a rookie, but was also a disappointing -20 plus/minus.
He was recalled to the NHL for the first time since his initial year, when he appeared in 5 games.
In 3 more games as the parent club’s blue line was injury depleted, he again didn’t connect with the score sheet.
The 24-year old had already played portions of two seasons on reassignment in ECHL teams, so is familiar with the league.
His best run was in 2012/2013, when he had 19 points in 32 games and is off to a good start with a goal and an assist in 5 contests.
On 12/29-14 he has moved back up the hockey ladder for the moment, signing to a pto with Saint John’s IceCaps.