|BIRTHPLACE:||Long Beach, NY, USA|
| ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Signed an Amateur Tryout Contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on March 22, 2013. Signed a one-year, Entry-Level Contract with the Islanders on Aprl 19, 2013.
LAST SEASON: Scored 24 points (14g/10a) in 33 games during his senior season with the University of Maine Black Bears...Served as team Captain...Led the team in goals and finished second in points...Collected a career-high 147 penalty minutes, which led the team...Also led his club in short handed goals (2) and tied for the lead in power-play goals (4)...Led the team in conference scoring with 20 points (12g/8a) in 24 games...Played for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (American
Hockey League) at the conclusion of his college season, posting five points (2g/3a) and 27 penalty minutes in 10 games.
2011-12: Established career highs in goals (25), assists (22), points (47), games (37) and plus-minus (+10) as a junior at Maine...Led the team in goals, ranked fourth in the nation in goals per game (.68) and tied for fifth in NCAA hockey in goals (25)...Tied for the national lead in power play goals with 11 and ranked 11th in points per game (1.27)...Named to the Hockey East Second Team... Earned a spot on the Hockey East All-Tournament Team...Named Hockey East Player of the Month for January...Earned Hockey East Player of the Week honors Jan. 9 and Feb. 27...Named a semifinalist for the Walter Brown Award, given annually to the top American-born college hockey player in New England...Had 13 multi-point games...Tallied a pair of goals in Maine’s 5-4 overtime win against New Hampshire at Fenway Park (1/7)...Scored two goals and added two assists on Feb. 25 at Northeastern...Also had two goals in games against Providence (Oct. 28), UMass-Lowell (Nov. 11), at Vermont (Dec. 3), Boston College (Jan. 21) and BU (Mar. 16).
2010-11: Scored 21 points (11g/21a) in 33 games as a sophomore at Maine...Tallied three power play goals and three game-winners...Named Hockey East Player of the Week on Nov. 15 after scoring two goals and adding an assist in a weekend series with Northeastern...Scored two goals and added two assists for a career-high four points in the season-opener on Oct. 8 against UMass-Lowell...Racked up 130 penalty minutes on the season, which ranked second most in a single season in Maine history.
2009-10: Appeared in 32 games during his rookie campaign at Maine... Named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team...Named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week on Mar. 22 after scoring two goals and adding an assist in the Hockey East Championships...Named Hockey East Rookie of the Month in March...Scored nine goals and three assists for 12 points...Tallied two goals and added an assist in the Hockey East championship game on Mar. 20 against Boston College...Named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Rising Star...Named to the Hockey East Academic Honor Roll.
2008-09: Scored 76 points (42g/34a) in 45 games with the Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
2007-08: Won a Clark Cup Championship with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League...Scored 24 points (13g/11a) in 32 regular season games and added seven points (4g/3a) in 14 USHL Playoff games.
2005-06: Scored 15 points (5g/10a) in 22 games with New York Apple Core of the Eastern Junior Hockey League.