Fifth season as a Griffin…Fourth year pro… Signed to a two-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 3/16/14...Signed to an amateur tryout, 3/17/14…Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/14...Assigned by Detroit, 10/4/15…Signed to a one-year contract, 7/29/16…Re-signed to a two-year contract, 8/24/17.
: Won the 2017 Calder Cup with Grand Rapids…Set career highs in points (20) and assists (11) in 2016-17…Scored a career-high 10 goals in 2015-16…Recorded his first career hat trick, 12/26/15 at LE…Led Lake Superior State in goals with 14 as a senior in 2013-14…Made his pro debut with Grand Rapids, 3/21/14 at IA.
Appeared in 57 games with Grand Rapids and established career highs in points (9-11—20) and assists (11)…Ranked eighth on the tea
m with 127 shots…Logged 35 PIM, including three fights…Added four assists and 15 PIM in 17 postseason games, helping Grand Rapids win the Calder Cup…Recorded a career-high four-game point streak, 11/9/16-11/16/16…Had a three-game assist streak, 11/9/16-11/12/16…Scored a season-high two goals, 11/16/16 vs. TEX. 2015-16:
Skated in 70 games with the Griffins and accumulated 18 points (10-8—18)…Ranked eighth on the team with a plus-12 rating…Tied for the team lead with two shorthanded goals…Scored his first goal in the second game of the season, 10/10/15 at SD…Recorded the game-winning goal and a plus-two rating, 11/11/2015 vs. IA…Tallied his first career hat trick (3-0—3), 12/26/15 at LE…Logged a pair of two-game goal streaks, 12/26/15-12/27/15 and 4/8/16-4/9/16…Picked up a pair of assists, 2/13/16 at IA…Potted the game-winner, 3/5/16 at CHA…Played in nine Calder Cup Playoff games and tallied two points (1-1—2)…Scored his first career postseason goal in Game 3 of the Central Division Semifinals, 4/26/16 vs. MIL. 2014-15
: Recorded five points (2-3—5) in 44 games during his first full season with the Griffins…Earned his first point (assist) of the season, 11/12/14 vs. LE…Picked up a goal, 12/27/14 vs. IA…Made his AHL postseason debut, 5/14/15 at RFD…Notched his first playoff point (assist), 5/17/15 at RFD. 2013-14
: Ranked second in scoring on the Lakers with 29 points (14-15—29) and led the team in shots (150), goals (14) and game-winning goals (3)…Enjoyed a three-point performance (1-2—3) at Bemidji State, 11/22/13…Scored two goals and two assists along a four-game point streak, 11/29/13-12/7/13…Logged his second three-point game (1-2—3), 1/24/14 at BG…Joined the Griffins on an amateur tryout and skated in 13 regular season games…Made his AHL debut, 3/21/14 at IA…Notched his first AHL point (goal), 3/29/14…Made three playoff appearances for Grand Rapids, registering one shot on goal and a plus-one rating. 2012-13
: Missed 30 games while recovering from off-season surgery...Recorded an assist against Alaska during his first game back, 2/15/13...Notched two assists during his first three games, 2/15/13-2/22/14. 2011-12
: Finished third on the team with 25 points (9-16—25) during the regular season...Led LSSU and tied for seventh in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association with 10 power play points (2-8—10)...Recorded seven multiple-point games, including a two-goal game against Michigan State, 10/15/11...Compiled four points (1-3—4) during a series split at home versus Miami, 1/13/12-1/14/12...Scored a goal in both games during the Lakers’ second-round playoff series at Western Michigan, 3/9/12-3/10/12. 2010-11
: Appeared in 37 of 39 games...Earned his first collegiate point with a goal during a 5-4 victory over Colgate, 10/23/10...Contributed three points (1-2—3) during the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Playoffs, including a goal during the Lakers’ 4-2 season-ending loss at Notre Dame, 3/13/11. 2009-10
: Tied for ninth in OJHL scoring after totaling 76 points (32-44—76)...Recorded five points (3-2—5) in five playoff games...Voted Team East’s player of the game during Game 1 of the Canadian Junior Hockey Prospects Games held in Manitoba in December...Ranked 157th on the 2010 NHL Scouting List and received the OJHL Top Prospects Award.
: Lives in Toronto, Ontario…Earned a business degree from Lake Superior State University…Has one brother…Started playing hockey at the age of three…Hockey nickname is Soupy…Hockey idol as a youth was Eric Lindros…Greatest influence on his hockey career was his mom, who passed away after battling breast cancer when he was a teenager…Plans to work in sales after his hockey career ends…First job was as a bartender…Greatest obstacle he’s overcome is family health issues…Supports the Canadian Cancer Foundation…An interesting fact about him is that he has a birthmark on his face that has slowly disappeared…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation he would be a musician…Also played baseball, golf, football and rugby growing up…Once met the prime minister of Canada…Favorite food is steak…Favorite quote is “never waste a day”…Lists Drake as his favorite music artist…Favorite movie is Training Day
…Favorite television show is Kenny Powers
…Favorite author is Kevin O’Leary…Enjoys visiting Las Vegas…Roots for the Toronto Blue Jays…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is football…Enjoys golf and hiking.