ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2012 National Hockey League Draft.
LAST SEASON: Scored 29 points (8g/21a) in 59 games during his third season with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League...Served as team captain...Posted a career-best plus-30 rating...Had six multi-point games, including two three-point efforts...Added seven points (3g/4a) in 12 WHL Playoff games...Suffered a foot injury on Apr. 23 in Game 3 of the Conference Finals, forcing him to miss the remainder of the postseason.
2011-12: Led Edmonton defensemen with 12 goals in 58 games during his second season in the WHL...Added 24 assists for 36 points and a plus-23 rating...Scored eight points (2g/6a) in 20 WHL Playoff games as Edmonton won the WHL Championship...Added two points (1g/1a) in four Memorial Cup games, as Edmonton lost in the Championship game...Played in the CHL Top Prospects Game.
2010-11: Scored 25 points (6g/19a) in 45 games as a rookie with Edmonton...Posted a plus-7 rating...Won a bronze medal with Team Pacific at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring seven points (1g/6a). 2009-10: Won a British Columbia Major Midget League Championship with the Vancouver Northwest Giants...Scored 34 points (3g/25a) in 32 regular season games and added eight points (3g/5a) in five playoff games...Also appeared in two WHL games with Edmonton, going scoreless with a plus-3 rating.