Selected by the Islanders in the sixth round, 166th overall, of the 2013 National Hockey League Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the third round, 85th overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft.
LAST SEASON: Split his fourth season in the Ontario Hockey League between the Peterborough Petes and Belleville Bulls, totaling 67 points (23g/44a) in 54 games...Began the season with Peterborough, scoring 26 points (9g/17a) in 26 games...Was traded to Belleville on Jan. 10 in exchange for second round draft picks in 2015, 2016 and 2018...Scored 41 points (14g/27a) in 28 regular season games with Belleville...Finished the season as Balleville’s co-leader in assists and ranked second in points...Had a plus-29 rating with Belleville...Added 15 points (8g/7a) in 17 playoff games as Belleville fell in seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals...Co-led the team in playoff goals and finished third in playoff points.
2011-12: Established junior career highs in goals (30) and points (70) in 65 games during his third OHL season and second with Peterborough...Led the team in assists (40) and finished second in goals and points...Made his professional debut with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League at the conclusion of his junior campaign, recording one assist in three games.
2010-11: Split his second OHL season between the Kingston Frontenacs and Peterborough, totaling 53 points (26g/27a) in 69 games...Began the season with Kingston, recording 11 points (4g/7a) in 17 games...Was traded to Peterborough, along with Clark Seymour and two second round picks, on Nov. 11 in exchange for Ryan Spooner and Jeff Braithwaite...Scored 42 points (22g/20a) in 52 games with Peterborough, finishing third on the team in goals and fourth in points...Represented Canada at the Under-18 World Junior Championships in Crimmitschau and Dresden, Germany, scoring seven points (1g/6a) in seven games as Canada finished fourth.
2009-10: Scored 28 points (11g/17a) in 64 games as a rookie with Kingston (OHL)...Added three points (1g/2a) in seven OHL Playoff games...Earned a silver medal with Canada-Ontario at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring three points (1g/2a) in six games.