Center - ATL
Height: 6' 2"
Born: Jun 14, 1990 (Age 20)
Birthplace: Moncton, NB, Canada
2009-10 SEASON: Recorded 31 points (11g, 20a) in 31 games with Rimouski and Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League … Began the season in Rimouski, posting 26 points (11g, 15a) in 28 games … Earned points in three straight games from 10/4-10/9, recording five points (2g, 3a) during that stretch … Registered three points (1g, 2a) on 10/16 vs. Baie-Comeau … Posted his second three-game point streak of the season from 11/6-11/10, earning six points (3g, 3a) in those games … Tallied his second three-point game of the season (2g, 1a) on 11/10 vs. Moncton … Traded to Rouyn-Noranda on 1/7 … Appeared in three games with the Huskies, posting five assists … Earned all five of his assists on 1/15 vs. Lewiston … Suspended for the remainder of the season following a game on 1/17 vs. Quebec … Appeared in nine American Hockey League playoff games with the Chicago Wolves following the conclusion of the QMJHL season.
AMATEUR CAREER: Earned 144 points (63g, 81a) in 189 career QMJHL games with Rimouski and Rouyn-Noranda from 2006 to 2010 … Appeared in 22 QMJHL playoff games with Rimouski, posting 19 points (8g, 11a) … 2008-09: Recorded 51 points (23g, 28a) in 54 games with Rimouski … Tied for third on the team in goals, ranked fifth in points and seventh in assists … Ranked fifth on the team in power play goals (8) and was fourth with three game-winning tallies … Earned three points (2g, 1a) in his first game of the season on 9/27 at Baie-Comeau … Tallied a season-high four points (3g, 1a) on 11/14 vs. Victoriaville … Posted five points (2g, 3a) over a two-game span from 11/30-12/2 … Registered a season-high eight-game point streak from 1/27-2/11, earning 11 points (5g, 6a) during that stretch … Added 10 points (4g, 6a) in 13 playoff games … Tallied a playoff-high two points three times: 3/20 (1g, 1a), 4/7 (1g, 1a) and 4/21 (2a) … 2007-08: Appeared in 51 games with Rimouski, tallying 41 points (18g, 23a) … Earned a career-high five points (1g, 4a) on 9/21 at Baie-Comeau … Posted seven points (6g, 1a) during a four-game point streak from 11/14-11/25 … Registered a season-high seven-game point streak from 2/24-3/12, earning eight points (2g, 6a) during that span … Added nine points (4g, 5a) in nine playoff games … Earned a playoff-high two assists on 3/22 at Baie-Comeau … Matched his post-season high with two points (1g, 1a) on 4/4 at Rouyn-Noranda … 2006-07: Earned 21 points (11g, 10a) in 53 games during his rookie season in Rimouski … Made his QMJHL debut on 9/15 at Saint John … Scored his first career goal on 9/30 at Shawinigan … Tallied a season-high three points (2g, 1a) on 10/12 at Gatineau … Matched his season-high with two goals on 1/28 vs. Saint John … Registered a season-high three-game point streak from 1/28-2/2, recording four points (2g, 2a) during that stretch.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Has represented Canada in international competition three times including the 2009 and 2010 World Junior Championship and the 2007 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge … Served as team captain at the 2010 WJC, posting five points (2g, 3a) in six games while helping Canada to a Silver Medal … Led Canada to the Gold Medal at the 2009 WJC, earning three points (1g, 2a) in six games.
PERSONAL: Would like to be a police officer if he were not playing hockey ... Lists winning the gold medal in the 2009 World Junior Championship as his favorite hockey memory ... His first job was working at a driving range.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by New Jersey in the second round, 54th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft … Acquired by the Thrashers from New Jersey with Johnny Oduya, Niclas Bergfors, a first-round choice in the 2010 Draft (later traded to Chicago – Chicago selected Kevin Hayes)
and a second-round choice in the 2010 Draft (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Justin Holl) for Ilya Kovalchuk, Anssi Salmela and a second-round choice in the 2010 Draft (Jonathon Merrill).