ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the third round (65th overall) of the 2012 National Hockey League Draft.
LAST SEASON: Ranked third among Ontario Hockey League defensemen in points with 55 (10g/45a) during his fourth season with the Erie Otters...Led Erie defensemen in scoring for the third straight season and ranked seventh overall on the team...Led the club with a plus-52 rating...Established junior career highs in games, goals, assists, points and plus-minus...Scored seven points (2g/5a) in 14 playoff games.
CAREER: 2012-13: Led defensemen in scoring for the second straight season with 40 points (8g/32a) in 59 games during his third OHL campaign...Finished fourth on the team in assists and fifth in points...Established career highs in games, goals, assists, points and penalty minutes (98). 2011-12: Led all Erie defensemen in scoring with 20 points (2g/18a) in 44 games during his second OHL season...Served as an assistant captain on Team Canada at the Under-18 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic, earning a bronze medal and being named a top-three player on the team...Won the Ivan Tennant Award as the OHL top academic high school player...Won the Bobby Smith Trophy as the OHL Scholastic Player of the Year...Skated in the CHL Top Prospects Game. 2010-11: Scored 13 points (1g/12a) in 65 games during his rookie OHL campaign with Erie...Posted a plus-14 rating...Added two assists in seven OHL Playoff games...Won a gold medal with Team Canada-Ontario at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, netting one assist in five games.