First season as a Griffin...Fourth year pro...Signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/2/14...Assigned by Detroit, 10/16/14...Re-signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/1/15.
: Tied for third overall among AHL scorers after posting 72 points (27-45—72) in 70 contests with Portland…Tied for third among league scorers in power play assists (25)…Named to the AHL Second All-Star Team…Ran a five-game winning streak to begin the season, amassing five goals and three assists, 10/9/13-10/23/13…Tied a career-high by scoring five points (3-2—5), 12/14/13 vs. WOR…Tallied a goal in three consecutive games, 12/21/13-12/28/13…Ran two separate seven-game point streaks, picking up 11 points (4-7—11) from 2/18/14-3/2/14 and 13 points (4-9—13) from 3/23/14-4/5/14…Enjoyed a four-point night with a goal and three assists, 3/29/14 vs. MCH…Dressed in seven games with Phoenix and notched two assists and five PIM…Produced his first NHL point with an assist and scored an additional helper in his NHL season debut, 10/29/13 vs. LAK. 2012-13
: Skated in 70 games with the Pirates, logging 53 points (19-34—53), 72 penalty minutes and a plus-three rating…Picked up three points (1-2—3) and 15 PIM in three playoff appearances with Portland, the only professional playoff stint of his career…Ranked first on the Pirates in regular season scoring, third in goals (19), first in assists (34), tied for second in power play goals (6) and tied for first in shorthanded goals (3)…Kicked off the season with back-to-back two-point (goal, assist) performances, 10/13/12 at ADK and 10/19/12 vs. WOR…Scored a career-high four assists, 11/23/12 vs. SPR…Scored a goal in four consecutive games (12/15/12-12/22/12) in the midst of a five-game point streak, 12/15/12-12/29/12…Made one appearance with Phoenix and produced a plus-one rating, 2/2/13 vs. DAL. 2011-12
: Tallied two points (1-1—2) in his professional debut with the Portland Pirates, 10/8/11 at BRI…Amassed 54 points (16-38—54) and 43 PIM in 69 games as a rookie…Ranked among team leaders with 16 goals (3rd), 38 assists (1st), 54 points (2nd) and one shorthanded goal (T2nd)…Ranked ninth among league rookies in scoring…Had a hand in every point in a 5-3 victory versus Portland after scoring two goals and three assists, 10/19/11…Put away two goals and six assists during a six-game point streak, 11/9/11-11/19/11…Assisted on the game-winning goal while picking up two goals of his own, including a power play tally, 11/25/11 vs. WOR…Enjoyed two three-assist games, 1/20/12 vs. SPR and 2/25/12 at WOR…Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team...Made his NHL debut with the Phoenix Coyotes, 10/23/11 at ANA…Appeared in seven regular season games with the Coyotes. 2010-11
: Served as assistant captain during his senior season with Miami and played in all 39 games...Led the nation with 71 points (24-47—71)…Ranked first in the nation in assists (47)...Hobey Baker Award Winner...AHCA First-Team All-America...INCH First-Team All-America and Player of the Year...College Hockey News First-Team All-America...USCHO Player of the Year...USA Hockey College Player of the Year...Awarded CCHA Player of the Year...Named CCHA Player of the Month in January and February...Named National Player of the Month for February...National Player of the Week (Oct. 18-Oct. 24)...Three-time CCHA Offensive Player of the Week (10/18/10-10/24/10; 1/31/11-2/6/11; 2/21/11-2/27/11)...Recorded six power play goals, one short-handed goal and a team-leading four game-winning goals...Recorded a career-high five points (1-4—5) against Northern Michigan, 10/23/10…Went on a school record-tying 17-game point streak (1/8/11-3/19/11) during which he posted a total of 38 points (14-24—38)...Registered a point in all but six games...Accumulated a team-leading 22 multi-point games and earned a plus-22 rating, ranking second on the team...Voted First Team All-CCHA...Named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team and named tournament MVP...Ranked second on Miami's single-season assist chart with 47...Ranked seventh on Miami's all-time assist list with 99...Tied for second on Miami's single-season points list with 71..Ranked sixth on Miami's all-time points chart with 159. 2009-10
: Played in 43 games with the RedHawks, missing only one game versus Alaska (1/22/10), snapping a streak of 83 straight games played…Ranked second on the team in scoring with 44 points (15-29—44), while his 29 assists ranked first on the squad…Owned a team second-best plus-22 rating…Second-team All-CCHA selection…Banked a career-first four assists against Bowling Green, 2/13/10…Picked up four points (2-2—4) on two other occasions, 2/6/10 vs. LSS and 3/12/10 vs. OS…Went on a seven-game point streak, 1/23/10-/2/13/10…Was held without a point in only 16 games, including all three NCAA Tournament games…Scored four game-winning goals, which tied for 20th in the nation...Ranked among CCHA leaders with 20 assists (3rd), 32 points (4th) and three short-handed points (T1st)...Scored his first career short-handed goal and also notched a power play goal, 11/20/09 vs. WMU...Finished with four multi-goal games...Blocked 34 shots. 2008-09
: One of six players to suit up in all 41 games in his sophomore season with Miami University…Totaled 31 points (15-16—31), 34 PIM and a plus-two rating…Produced a pair of multi-goal games versus Alaska (11/1/08) and Michigan (11/21/08)...Notched four power play goals and three game-winning goals...Chipped in two points on nine occasions...Tallied at least one point in 21 games...Recorded three points (2-1—3) in the CCHA tournament series against Northern Michigan, 3/13/09-3/15/09...Picked up a goal and two assists in the NCAA Tournament, helping his team advance to the national championship game versus Boston University...Put Miami up 4-1 with a second-period goal against Denver, 3/27/09. 2007-08
: Played in 18 games for the Miami University RedHawks, scoring six goals and eight assists for 14 points...Scored his only game-winning goal of the season against Lake Superior State, 1/18/18...Posted three multi-point games and two multi-goal games...Recorded his first multi-point and multi-goal game against Michigan with two goals and one assist, 2/9/08...Earned a plus-3 rating on the season along with four PIM…Tallied 41 points (30-11—41) in 29 games with the USHL’s Chicago Steel.
: Lives in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich….Has a girlfriend, Hilary Durot…Has one dog, a Lab/Catahoula mix named Hobey…Obtained a degree in American studies in 2011 from Miami University…Has one sister, who lives in Kentwood, and one brother, who goes to Ferris State…Greatest hockey memory is winning the CCHA championship…Began playing hockey at the age of five as a forward…Hockey nickname is Miels…Hockey idol as a youth was Steve Yzerman and Sergei Federov…Plans to do something with hockey after his playing career…First job was as a door-to-door salesman…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is being told he is too small…Proudest accomplishment is winning the CCHA championship…Favorite charitable cause is all of them…If he could trade occupations for a day, he would be Muhammad Ali in his prime…Also played every sport except for football growing up…Runs Top Shelf Hockey Camp in the summer…Once met Tom Izzo and Tim Tebow…Favorite food is pizza…Favorite pro sports team are any Detroit teams…Least favorite college sports teams are Michigan and Notre Dame…Enjoys boxing, hiking and swimming.