TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
LAST SEASON: Served as captain his senior season at Colgate University (Eastern College Athletic Conference)of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, scoring 25 points (10g/15a) in 40 games…Tied for third on the team in goals and ranked fifth on the team in scoring…became the 48th skater in Colgate history to reach 100 points in his career and the 33rd to reach 50 goals and 50 assists, as he totaled 54 goals and 56 assists in 149 games…Won the team’s Rob Ries Award, given annually to the player who provides leadership and inspiration to his teammates…Was a finalist for the ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year award…Started the season with a three-game point streak...Had a season-high three points (2g/1a) on Oct. 23 at Lake Superior...Had a three-game goal-scoring streak from Nov. 20-27...Extended the point streak to a season-high four games with an assist on Dec. 4 at Army…Signed an Amateur Tryout with Bridgeport and played in 10 American Hockey League games, scoring two goals with three assists.
COLLEGE: 2009-10: Served as one of two alternate captains in his junior season at Colgate University...Skated in 34 of 36 games, scoring 21 goals and 15 assists for 36 points...Led the team in goals and finished third in points...Scored a team-high seven power-play goals and finished with a team-best plus-minus rating (+14)...Tied for 49th in the NCAA in points per game (1.06), 11th in goals per game (0.62) and 38th in power-play goals per game (0.21)...Posted a career-high four points, including a personal best three assists at Canisius on Dec. 20…Scored his lone short-handed goal of the year and added two assists in a three-point game vs. Brown on Feb. 13...Had three multi-goal games on the year: registered two-goal performances in the season-opener at Niagara on Oct. 9, vs. Quinnipiac on Nov. 20 and vs. Clarkson on Jan. 29...Scored in four consecutive league games between Feb. 13-20. 2008-09: Skated in 34-of-37 games with Colgate during his sophomore season, finishing third on the team in goals (14) and points (27)...Finished second on the team with 90 shots...Was named to the ECAC Hockey Weekly Honor Roll five times (Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, and Feb. 3)...Named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team...Was one of four players on the team to end the season with a positive plus-minus rating (+2)...Led the team with six power-play goals...Scored three power-play goals in one weekend at Clarkson on Jan. 30 and Saint Lawrence on Jan. 31...Had three multi-goal games...Scored a natural hat trick in the first period against Robert Morris on Oct. 24, becoming the first Raider to score an even strength, a power play and a short handed goal in one game since Kyle Wilson on Oct. 24, 2005...Was named to the Governor's Cup all-tournament team...Tallied the fourth successful penalty shot in school history on Nov. 15. 2007-08: Scored 22 points (9g/13a) in 41 games as a freshman at Colgate University...Tied for fourth on the team in goals and ranked fifth on the team in points…Earned a spot on the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team...Recorded a career-high three assists in the second game of the ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series at No. 7 Clarkson on Mar. 15…Named a runner up for the Hockey Commissioners' Association Rookie of the Month award for October, November and December. 2006-07: In his final season with Governor Academy (Mass), led the team in goals (27), assists (28) and points (55) in 29 games...Earned All-New England East Team honors in the Independent School League.