Selected by the Islanders in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Draft. Agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract on May 1, 2010. Agreed to a three-year deal on July 15, 2014.
Scored 16 points (3g/13a) in 51 games as a rookie with the Islanders...Finished fourth on the team in average time on ice (21:01)...Earned two Third Star of the Game honors...Started the season in Bridgeport (AHL), scoring three points (1g/2a) in 17 games...Recalled from Bridgeport (AHL) on Nov. 28...Made his season debut on Nov. 30 vs. Washington...Scored his first NHL points (2a) on Jan. 6 vs. Dallas...Scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 7 at Toronto...Had a five-game point streak (1g/6a) from Jan. 6-14...Missed the final five games of the season with a lower-body injury.
2012-13: Recorded two assists in three games during his second professional season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (American Hockey League) before a suffering a shoulder injury at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Oct. 20 that required season-ending surgery...Posted assists in back-to-back games on Oct. 13 and 20, including an assist on the game-winning goal vs. Providence on Oct. 13. 2011-12: Scored 16 points (2g/14a) in 56 games during his rookie season with Bridgeport (AHL)...Added two assists in three Calder Cup playoff games, tying for second on the team in points...Made his professional debut on Oct. 8 vs. Portland...Recorded his first professional assist on Oct. 9 at Albany...Notched his first two-point game (2a) on Oct. 21 at St. John’s...Recorded his first professional goal on Nov. 12 at Springfield...Recalled from Bridgeport on an emergency basis on Dec. 15, marking his first NHL call-up...Made his NHL debut on Dec. 15 vs. Dallas and was returned to Bridgeport on Dec. 16...Named to the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic Eastern Conference Team, but was unable to participate due to injury...Earned two assists in Bridgeport’s 4-3 overtime loss at Connecticut in Game 3 of their first round Calder Cup playoff series.
2010-11: Served as captain of the Oshawa Generals during his third Ontario Hockey League season…Scored 48 points (6g/42a) in 55 games…Led all team defensemen in goals, assists and points and tied for second on the team in assists…Posted a career-best plus-13 rating…Added 12 points (1g/11a) in 10 OHL playoff games, with four multi-point performances…Recorded nine multi-point games in the regular season…Had a season-high six-game point streak from Feb. 16-27 (1g/6a). 2009-10: Scored 24 points (5g/19a) in 34 games with Oshawa, before seeing his second OHL season cut short due to a shoulder injury that required surgery. 2008-09: Led Oshawa defensemen and finished second in the OHL among rookie defensemen with 63 points (8g/55a) in 68 games...Selected to the 2009 OHL All-Star Classic and the Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game...Named Oshawa’s Rookie of the Year and Top Defenseman. 2007-08: Named the Central Junior Hockey League Player of the Year after scoring 42 points (3g/39a) in 58 games with the Kemptville 73s...Before playing in the CJHL, played his minor hockey with West Carleton Minor Hockey and the Ottawa Valley Titans...Selected by Oshawa in the third round (50th overall) of the 2007 OHL Draft.
Represented Canada at two World Junior Championships (2011 - Buffalo; 2010 - Saskatoon & Regina), winning a silver medal in each tournament. Served as an assistant captain in 2011, notching five assists and a plus-2 rating in six games...Also skated with Team Canada at the 2009 Under-18 World Junior Championships (Fargo, ND & Moorhead, MN), recording six assists and a plus-6 rating in six games.