First season as a Griffin…First year pro…Signed to an amateur tryout by Providence, 4/4/12…Released by Providence, 4/15/12…Signed to a one-year contract, 6/19/12…Assigned to Toledo (ECHL), 10/9/12...Recalled from Toledo, 12/17/12.
: Became one of eight players to captain Michigan in multiple seasons…Named CCHA Best Defensive Forward, beating out current Griffin Riley Sheahan for the honors…Earned Michigan’s Howard Colby Award for sportsmanship for the second straight year…Tied a career high with 21 points (10-11—21) in 41 contests with the Wolverines as a senior…Set new career bests in goals (10) and plus-minus (plus-18)…Notched his first collegiate hat trick, 10/13/11 vs. St. Lawrence…Bested his career-best point streak with five points (2-3—5) in his final five collegiate games, 3/9/12-3/23/12…Signed a tryout with Providence in April and made his AHL debut, 4/13/12 vs. Bridgeport…Appeared in three games with the Bruins overall, registering two shots. 2010-11
: Co-captained Michigan to a CCHA regular season championship and an appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game, where it lost in overtime to Minnesota-Duluth…Named a National Strength and Conditioning All-American and earned the team’s Howard Colby Award for sportsmanship…Earned MVP honors at the Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena after scoring three goals during the tournament, including two in the championship game vs. Colorado College, 12/30/10…Received Michigan’s Athletic Academic Achievement award. 2009-10
: Bested his freshman season totals with a career-high 21 points (7-14—21) in 45 games as a sophomore…Ranked among team leaders in games played (T1st), goals (T6th), assists (7th) and points (T8th)…Named an alternate captain by the team one month into the season. 2008-09
: Joined the University of Michigan as a walk-on and eventually earned a scholarship…Tallied 10 points (6-4—10) in 35 games for the Wolverines…Three of his six goals were game-winners, tying for fourth on the team in that department…Received CCHA Rookie of the Week honors after picking up three goals in two games against Nebraska Omaha, 2/13/09-2/14/09…Won Michigan’s Alton D. Simms Award as the team’s most improved player. 2007-08
: Attended Hotchkiss School in Connecticut after graduating from East Grand Rapids High School in 2007…Registered 28 points (8-20—28) in 24 games.
: Lives in East Grand Rapids, Mich….Earned a degree in political science from the University of Michigan…Has a Great Dane named Lucy…Has two siblings, Mackenzie and Joe, who is a running back at Hillsdale College…Best friends in hockey are Dave Wohlberg and Shawn Hunwick…Greatest hockey memory is playing in the Big Chill at the Big House, an outdoor game between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University at Michigan Stadium…Began playing hockey at the age of five…Hockey idol as a youth was Steve Yzerman…Greatest influence on his hockey career is his family…Plans to teach or coach after his playing career…First job was at a landscaping company…Most exciting thing he’s done is go on a canoe trip with his college head coach, Red Berenson, in northwest Ontario…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a country singer…Played football and baseball growing up…Favorite food is burritos…Favorite music artists are Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean…Favorite movie is Remember the Titans
…Favorite TV show is Modern Family
…Favorite book is The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini…Roots for the Michigan Wolverines…Enjoys fishing and watching baseball and football.