|BIRTHPLACE:||Waterloo, ON, CAN|
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on March 10, 2012.
LAST SEASON: Scored 14 points (5g/9a) in 46 games during his rookie campaign with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League...Scored his first goal of the season, a game-winning breakaway late in the third period on Nov. 11 vs. Connecticut...Recorded two assists on Dec. 29 vs. Manchester... Posted five (3g/2a) of his 14 points against Manchester.
2011-12: Led the Owen Sound Attack in scoring with a career-high 85 points (40g/45a) in 66 games during his fourth season in the Ontario Hockey League...Tied for ninth in the league in scoring...Led the team with a plus-24 rating and led the club with 162 penalty minutes...Served as captain for Owen Sound...Recorded 23 multi-point games, including two four-point efforts and one hat trick on Dec. 2 at Guelph...Made his professional debut with Bridgeport (AHL) on an Amateur Tryout Agreement, scoring a goal in five games.
2010-11: Scored 43 points (20g/23a) in 59 games during his third OHL season with Owen Sound...Finished second on the team with 121 penalty minutes...Added 15 points (5g/10a) in 22 OHL Playoff games as Owen Sound won the OHL Championship...Scored five points (1g/4a) in four Memorial Cup Games as Owen Sound finished third.
2009-10: Scored 29 points (11g/18a) in 60 games with Owen Sound during his second OHL season...Led the team in penalty minutes with 121.
2008-09: Made his OHL debut with Owen Sound, scoring eight points (5g/3a) in 62 games during his rookie season...Finished second on the team in penalty minutes with 90...Made his OHL playoff debut, recording one assist in four post-season games.