Fifth season as a Griffin…Fourth year pro…Ranks among the Griffins’ all-time leaders with two overtime goals (T3rd)…Ranks among the team’s playoff leaders with 13 assists (T7th), one shorthanded goal (T1st), two game-winning goals (T6th) and one unassisted goal (T5th)…Signed to an amateur tryout, 3/30/10…Traded to Everett (WHL) by Red Deer for Byron Froese, 7/26/10…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 11/2/10…Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/11…Assigned by Detroit, 9/14/12…Assigned by Detroit, 10/16/13...Recalled by Detroit, 3/17/14...Assigned by Detroit, 3/23/14…Re-signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/25/14...Assigned by Detroit, 10/6/14.
Played in 70 games with the Griffins and picked up 31 points (15-16—31) and 52 penalty minutes…Ranked among team leaders in goals (5th), power play goals (T7th), shorthanded goals (1, 3rd), shorthanded assists (1, T2nd), game-winning goals (2, T6th) and shots (195, 2nd)…Skated in his 200th AHL game, 4/19/14 at LE…Enjoyed three two-goal performances with Grand Rapids…Put away a shorthanded goal with 36 seconds remaining to secure a victory, 10/27/13 at IA…Chipped in three points (1-2—3) in nine postseason appearances…Made his NHL debut with Detroit, 3/18/14 vs. TOR…Appeared in four games with the Wings and picked up two PIM and two shots on goal. 2012-13
: Won the Calder Cup with the Griffins in his second professional season…Shattered his rookie year totals and ranked among team leaders with 24 goals (1st), 23 assists (6th) and 47 points (3rd) in 72 games, all career highs…Led the AHL with seven shorthanded points (3-4—7)…Also ranked among team leaders with eight power play goals (2nd), nine power play assists (T4th), 156 shots (4th) and a 0.154 shooting percentage (1st)…Tied for third on the team and for sixth in the AHL with 16 points (5-11—16) in 24 playoff games…Began the season with points in three straight games, 10/12/12-10/19/12…Notched his first professional multi-point game with a two-goal game on 11/10/12 at Peoria…Became the ninth player in franchise history two have multiple career overtime goals when he scored the winner on 12/22/12 vs. Chicago…Set a career high with a five-game point streak, 12/31/12-1/9/13…Racked up five points (2-3—5) in a two-game span, 1/17/13-1/19/13…Finished the regular season on a four-game point streak, 4/12/13-4/21/13, as part of a seven-game stretch that saw him rack up nine points (5-4—9)…Matched his season high with a five-game point streak in the postseason, with eight points (2-6—8) from 5/4/13-5/17/13…Tied for the team lead with five points (1-4—5) in the Calder Cup Finals, including two assists in the clinching game on 6/18/13 at Syracuse. 2011-12
: Ranked second among Griffins rookies with 20 points (9-11—20) in 55 games…Tied for the team lead with four game-winning goals…Also placed among team leaders with 47 penalty minutes (7th), a 0.333 shootout percentage (6th) and a 0.103 shooting percentage (T7th)…Recorded his first pro assist/point in the team’s season opener, 10/8/11 at Rockford…Scored his first professional goal, 11/11/11 at Hamilton…Notched an overtime-winning goal, 11/29/11 at Toronto, and a shootout-clinching tally, 12/14/11 vs. Rockford…Registered a pair of four-game point streaks, tallying four points (2-2—4) from 11/27/11-12/3/11 and four more (1-3—4) from 1/11/12-1/20/12…Scored goals in back-to-back games on two occasions, 11/27/11-11/29/11 and 3/7/12-3/10/12. 2010-11
: Joined WHL Everett after an offseason trade from Red Deer and served as captain…Finished sixth in team scoring despite missing 29 games with injuries…Registered 27 points (10-17—27) in 41 games with the Silvertips…Posted 10 points (4-6—10) in a career-high nine-game scoring streak to start the season…Racked up another nine points (4-5—9) in a six-game scoring streak in late January before losing the next six weeks to a sports hernia injury…Returned to tally three assists in four postseason contests. 2009-10
: Ranked among Red Deer’s leaders with 16 goals (4th), 30 assists (3rd) and 46 points (4th)…Was a teammate of current Griffin Willie Coetzee…Joined the Griffins after the season on an amateur tryout and made his professional debut, 4/9/10 vs. Lake Erie. 2008-09
: Lit up the WHL for 37 goals, tying for ninth in the league…Added 18 assists to lead Red Deer in scoring with 55 points…Finished third on the club with 99 penalty minutes…Led the Rebels with 12 power play tallies…Appeared at the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game and won the fastest skater event during the skills competition…Represented Canada at the World U18 Championship and recorded four points (2-2—4). 2007-08
: Skated in 54 games in his first full junior season and finished fourth on Red Deer as a 16-year-old with 24 points (13-11—24). 2006-07
: Played midget hockey for the Vancouver NW Giants and registered 34 points (21-13—34) in 25 games…Made his junior debut late in the season, going scoreless in four games with Red Deer. 2005-06
: Selected second overall by Red Deer in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft.
: Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia…His father, Ray, played 18 seasons in the NHL for six different teams, and his stepmother, Cammi Granato, is a Hockey Hall of Fame inductee…Has three brothers, Matt, Riley and Reese...Best friend in hockey is Craig Cunningham…Greatest hockey memory is winning the Calder Cup…Began playing hockey at the age of three…Hockey nicknames are Lando and Veal Parm…Hockey idol as a youth was Mats Sundin…Greatest influences on his hockey career are his father because he played in the NHL and his mother because of the hours she put in helping him…Plans to coach hockey after his playing career…First job was at a sporting goods store…Proudest achievement is his first NHL game...If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a golfer…Played baseball and soccer growing up…Favorite food is gnocchi…Favorite music artist is John Mayer…Favorite TV show is Californication
…Favorite author is Mitch Albom…Favorite vacation spot is Christina Lake, British Columbia…Roots for the San Francisco 49ers…Enjoys golfing, movies and cooking.