ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the fifth round (127th overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Draft.
LAST SEASON: Led all WHL defensemen in scoring for the second-straight season and led the Spokane Chiefs with 74 points (17g/57a) in a career-high 71 games during his fourth Western Hockey League campaign...Served as an alternate captain...Added an assist in one WHL playoff game before suffering a facial injury that ended his postseason...Recorded 22 multi-point games and three seperate point-streaks of at least five games.
2010-11: Established career highs in goals (23), assists (58) and points (81) in 64 games with Spokane during his third season in the WHL…Led all WHL defensemen in points and assists and ranked third overall on his team in points…Recorded a plus-55 rating…Added a playoff career-high 11 points (1g/10a) in 19 postseason games…Selected to the WHL West Second All-Star team…Recorded 26 multi-point games, including two season-high four-point nights on Jan. 18 at Chilliwack (4a) and on Feb. 12 vs. Tri-City (1g/3a)...Had six two-goal games.
2009-10: Scored 19 points (4g/15a) with a plus-14 rating in 70 games during his second WHL season with Spokane…Also appeared in seven playoff games…Attended camp with the Detroit Red Wings.
2008-09: Netted nine points (1g/8a) in his rookie season with Spokane and appeared in eight playoff games…Selected by Spokane in the third round (55th overall) of the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft.