ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Draft. Signed an entry-level contract on April 3, 2013.
LAST SEASON: Scored 10 points (5g/5a) in 28 games during an injury-shortened rookie season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League...Suffered an upper-body injury Nov. 11 at Albany and was out of the lineup until February...Was reassigned to the Stockton Thunder (East Coast Hockey League) on Feb. 6, appearing in his first five games after suffering the injury...Was reassigned to Bridgeport on Feb. 21 and remained with the club through the end of the regular season...Reassigned to Stockton for the ECHL playoffs, appearing in two postseason games.
JUNIOR: 2012-13: Established junior career highs in goals (14) and points (44) in 60 games during his third season with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League...Led the team in penalty minutes (152) and tied for second in assists (30)...Led all Guelph defensemen in goals and assists...Led Guelph in playoff scoring with four pionts (3g/1a) in five OHL playoff games...Following the conclusion of his OHL season, made his professional debut with Bridgeport (AHL) on Apr. 6 vs. Connecticut...Totaled two assists in eight games with Bridgeport...Recorded his first pro point (1a) on Apr. 16 vs. Portland...Recorded his first pro fight against Brett Hextall on Apr. 21 vs. Portland. 2011-12: Established career highs in goals (10), assists (30) and points (40) during his second season with Guelph (OHL)...Co-led Guelph defensemen in goals and ranked second in scoring...Led the team with 152 penalty minutes...Added four points (1g/3a) in six OHL playoff games. 2010-11: Scored 12 points (2g/10a) in 51 games during his first season with Guelph…Recorded an assist in all six of Guelph’s playoff games, totaling eight in the postseason…Had three two-assist games during the regular season…Selected in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2010 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.