ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the sixth round (155th overall) of the 2012 National Hockey League Draft.
LAST SEASON: Finished second among Niagara IceDogs defensemen in scoring with 39 points (4g/35a) in 68 games during his third season in the Ontario Hockey League...Tied for second on the team in assists... Recorded a career-high 48 penalty minutes...Had four multi-point games, including two three-point (1g/2a) games...Posted a five-game assist streak (5a) from Nov. 30 - Dec. 13...Added three assists in five OHL Playoff games.
2011-12: Finished second amongst Niagara defensemen in scoring with 41 points (4g/37a) in 68 games during his second season in the OHL...Posted a plus-25 rating...Recorded seven multi-point games, including two three-point efforts...Also ranked second amongst defensemen in playoff scoring with 10 points (1g/9a) in 20 games, as Niagara made it to the OHL Finals.
2010-11: Finished second amongst Niagara defensemen in scoring with 18 points (1g/17a) in 63 games during his rookie OHL season...His plus-27 rating also ranked second among Niagara defensemen...Added nine points (1g/8a) in 14 OHL Playoff games, finishing second among team defensemen...Represented Canada-Ontario at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring six points (1g/5a) in five games to help his team to a gold medal...Named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team. 2009-10: Scored 88 points (14g/74a) in 84 games with the Toronto Nationals Minor Midget team of the Greater Toronto Hockey League.