Alternate captain...Second season as a Griffin…Eighth year pro…Recalled from Wheeling (ECHL) by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), 12/15/10…Assigned to Wheeling by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 12/17/10…Recalled from Wheeling by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 1/3/11…Assigned to Wheeling by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 1/12/11…Recalled from Wheeling by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Signed as a free agent by Calgary, 7/2/12…Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL) by Calgary, 10/11/12…Recalled from Abbotsford by Calgary, 1/13/13…Assigned to Abbotsford by Calgary, 1/17/13…Recalled from Abbotsford by Calgary, 2/8/13…Assigned to Abbotsford by Calgary, 2/12/13…Recalled from Abbotsford by Calgary, 4/13/13…Assigned to Abbotsford by Calgary, 4/15/13…Recalled from Abbotsford by Calgary, 4/21/13…Assigned to Abbotsford by Calgary, 10/22/13…Recalled from Abbotsford by Calgary, 1/12/14…Assigned to Abbotsford by Calgary, 2/3/14…Signed as a free agent by Colorado, 7/1/14…Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL) by Colorado, 11/7/14…Recalled from Lake Erie by Colorado, 11/21/14…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 1/15/15…Assigned to San Antonio (AHL) by Colorado, 10/7/15…Recalled from San Antonio by Colorado, 11/2/15…Assigned to San Antonio by Colorado, 2/24/16…Signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/1/16…Assigned by Detroit, 10/11/16…Recalled by Detroit and assigned back to Grand Rapids, 3/21/17…Recalled by Detroit, 3/28/17…Assigned by Detroit, 4/10/17…Re-signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 6/27/17...Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/17.
Career Highlights: Won 2017 Calder Cup with Grand Rapids…Became the 163rd Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he debuted with Detroit, 3/28/17 at CAR…Named San Antonio’s IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year in 2015-16 for his community involvement…Ranked third on the Lake Erie Monsters in scoring with 39 points during the 2014-15 season…Registered career highs goals, assists and points with Abbotsford in 2013-14…Made his NHL debut with Calgary, 2/9/13 at VAN…Scored his first NHL point on an assist, 4/26/13 CGY at CHI…Named 2011 ECHL Rookie of the Year with Wheeling…Led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in points, goals and assists during the 2011-12 season…Won 2006 NCAA Championship during his freshman season at Wisconsin.
2016-17: Appeared in 62 games during his first season as a Griffin and ranked among the team leaders with 25 goals (2nd), 30 assists (3rd), 55 points (2nd) and 199 shots (2nd)…Alternate captain…25 goals tied for 14th in the AHL and 55 points tied for 19th…Led the Griffins and tied for fourth in the league with six game-winning goals…In 19 postseason games, finished second on the team and fourth in the league with 21 points (8-13—21) and helped Grand Rapids win the Calder Cup…21 points tied for third most in a single postseason in franchise history…Skated in six games with the Red Wings and added one assist, a plus-one rating and eight shots…Averaged 8:15 of ice time in Detroit…Became the 163rd Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he debuted with Detroit, 3/28/17 at CAR…Missed the first three games of the AHL season after suffering an injury in a Detroit preseason game, 10/8/16 at TOR…Made his Griffins debut, 10/21/16 vs. RFD…Recorded 12 multi-point outings…Accumulated eight points (5-3—8) during a season-high six-game point streak…Notched a season-high three points on three occasions (MR: 3/8/17 at TEX)…Scored the game-winner in double overtime in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals, 6/3/17 vs. SYR. 2015-16: As captain of the San Antonio Rampage, contributed 21 points (7-14—21) and a plus-16 rating in 15 games…Logged seven games with the Colorado Avalanche and totaled four PIM…Missed majority of the season due to a chest injury suffered at Toronto, 11/17/15…Named San Antonio’s IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year for his community involvement...Scored a season-high three points (1-2—3) on 11 shots in the AHL season opener, 10/10/15 at TEX…Accumulated 14 points (4-10—14) and a plus-eight rating during a seven-game point streak, 10/10/15-3/26/16. 2014-15: Ranked third on the Lake Erie Monsters in scoring with 39 points (9-30—39) in 44 games…Alternate captain for Lake Erie…Skated in three games with the Colorado Avalanche…Compiled a five-game point streak (3-2—5), 1/24/15-2/6/15…Potted the game-winner in overtime on a penalty shot, 1/31/15 at OKC…Recorded an assist in four straight games (0-5—5), 2/10/15-2/17/15…Scored the game-winner in overtime and added a pair of assists, 3/6/15 vs. CHI…Netted the first goal which also served as the game-winner and had an assist, 3/13/15 at SA…Tallied a second four-game assist streak (0-7—7), 3/25/15-3/31/15. 2013-14: In 58 games with Abbotsford, registered career highs in points (28-32—60), goals (28) and assists (32)…Placed second on the team and 15th in the AHL in scoring…Contributed one assist and four PIM in 13 games with the Calgary Flames…Selected to the AHL All-Star Classic…Named the AHL Player of the Month for November after registering 19 points (11-8—19) in 15 games…Tallied six game-winning goals on the season – tied for most on the team – and had four in November…Compiled 12 points (7-5—12) during a five-game point streak, 11/6/13-11/15/13…Scored two goals and two assists to tie a career-high with four points, 11/13/13 at TEX…Potted his first career pro hat trick a game later, 11/15/13 at OKC…Netted the game-winner in overtime, 11/19/13 at MIL…Accounted for both of Abbotsford’s goals in a 2-1 victory, 11/24/13 at IA…Tied a career-high with four assists, 12/27/13 vs. OKC…Scored a point in seven of eight February games (4-6—10)…Compiled eight points (4-4—8) during a five-game point streak, 3/22/14-3/30/14…Closed the regular season with points in five straight games (1-5—6), 4/5/14-4/18/14…Skated in four Calder Cup Playoff games and totaled one assist and two PIM. 2012-13: Skating in 69 regular season games, tallied 37 points (15-22—37) and 22 PIM with the Abbotsford Heat…Ranked among the team leaders in points (3rd), goals (T3rd) and assists (T2nd)…Debuted in the NHL, appearing in six games with the Calgary Flames and contributing one assist…Tallied his first goal of the season in the opener, 10/12/12 vs. PEO…Recorded a five-game point streak (1-6—7), 11/9/12-11/16/12…Accounted for two goals and an assist on seven shots, 1/5/13 vs. RCH…Made his NHL debut, 2/9/13 CGY at VAN…Scored his first NHL point on an assist, 4/26/13 CGY at CHI. 2011-12: Playing in a career-high 71 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, led the team in points (27-30—57), goals (27) and assists (30)…Set a career-high with four assists, 11/11/11 at HER…Scored 15 points (6-9—15) in 13 November games…Named the AHL Player of the Week on Nov. 13 after tallying eight points (2-6—8) in a three-game week…Notched a four-game goal streak (4-0—4), 12/10/11-12/19/11…Totaled eight points (4-4—8) during a five-game point streak, 1/10/12-1/21/12…Contributed three points (1-2—3) in 12 playoff games. 2010-11: In his first professional season, appeared in 38 games with Wheeling (ECHL) and 36 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)…Named the ECHL Rookie of the Year and to the All-Rookie Team after placing second on the Nailers and fifth among rookie skaters in scoring with 51 points (24-27—51)…Selected to the ECHL All-Star Game…Scored 23 points (12-11—23) in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Began the season in Wheeling and registered his first pro point on an assist in the second game of the year, 10/16/10 at TOL…Named the ECHL Player of the Month for December after totaling 20 points (10-10—20) in 10 games during the month…Scored his first AHL goal, 2/5/11 at SYR…Notched two goals a game later – his first career multi-goal effort, 2/7/11 at ALB…Recorded a three-game goal streak (4-1—5), 2/13/11-2/19/11...Made his Calder Cup Playoff debut and chipped in one assist in eight games. 2009-10: As a tri-captain for the University of Wisconsin, ranked sixth on the team with 30 points (14-16—30) in 43 games as the Badgers advanced to the NCAA National Championship game…Placed among the team leaders with a career-high 14 goals (4th), 16 assists (6th) and 171 shots (1st)…Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team…Logged seven multi-point games, fifth-most on the team… Scored two goals and an assist on 11 shots, 11/14/09 vs. Alaska-Anchorage…Picked up seven points (3-4—7) during a season-high five-game point streak, 2/12/10-2/26/10. 2008-09: Appeared in four games with Wisconsin before a lower-body injury sidelined him for the season...Co-captain…Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team. 2007-08: Tied for second on the Badgers in scoring with 30 points (13-17—30) in 40 games…Assistant captain…Ranked among the team leaders with 13 goals (T1st), 17 assists (4th), 135 shots (1st) and four game-winning goals (1st)…Registered a team-high seven-game point streak (4-7—11), 10/12/07-11/9/07… Scored two goals and two assists, his lone multi-goal game of the season, 10/19/07 vs. Robert Morris…Tallied a five-game point streak (3-2—5), 1/12/08-1/25/08. 2006-07: Finished seventh on the Badgers with 17 points (10-7—17) in 41 games…Second-highest scoring sophomore on the team…Scored the game-winner in overtime, 3/17/07 vs. SCSU…Had points in seven of the season’s final 13 contests. 2005-06: In his freshman season at Wisconsin, contributed 15 points (10-5—15) in 43 games as the Badgers captured the NCAA National Championship…Recorded 0 PIM…Second-highest scoring freshman on the team…Scored his first career goal in his collegiate debut, 10/7/05 vs. SLU…Tallied a season-high three points behind two goals and an assist, 2/3/06 at UMD. 2004-05: Finished third on the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) in scoring with 68 points (29-39—68) in 56 games…Ranked fourth on the team in goals and tied for second in assists…Scored 17 points (6-11—17) during a nine-game point streak…Appeared in 10 postseason games and scored 13 points (5-8—13), second-highest on the team. 2003-04: In his first season with Salmon Arm, scored 34 points (13-21—34) in 54 games…Represented Canada Pacific and earned a silver medal at the 2004 U17 World Hockey Championships…Contributed 10 points (1-9—10) in 13 playoff games.
Personal: Married his wife Jessica, a teacher, in 2013 and they have a daughter named Scotty…Has a Victorian bulldog named Macaroni…Earned a degree in real estate from University of Wisconsin…Has one sister, Katie…Was a part of Wisconsin’s 2006 NCAA National Championship and Grand Rapids’ 2017 Calder Cup…Started playing hockey at the age of four…Chose his jersey number as Pavel Bure…First job was working as a referee…If he could trade places for a day with another person, he would be Bruce Springsteen…Also played lacrosse growing up…Enjoys vacationing in Hawaii…Roots for the Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers and University of Wisconsin Badgers…Favorite sport to watch besides hockey is football.
|AHL CAREER HIGHS|
|Games Played: 71, 2011-12||Assist Streak: 7, 10/10/15-3/26/16|
|Goals: 28, 2013-14||Point Streak: 7, 10/10/15-3/26/16|
|Assists: 32, 2013-14||Goals, Game: 3, 11/15/13 ABB at OKC|
|Points: 60, 2013-14||Assists, Game: 4, twice (MR: 12/27/13 ABB vs. OKC)|
|PIM: 24, twice (MR: 2013-14)||Points, Game: 4, three times (12/27/13 ABB vs. OKC)|
|Goal Streak: 4, twice (MR: 11/30/13-12/11/13)||PIM, Game: 4, four times (MR: 1/7/17 GR vs. RFD)|
|AHL Game: 12/15/10 ABB at WBS||NHL Game: 2/9/13 CGY at VAN|
|AHL Point: 2/5/11 WBS at SYR (goal)||NHL Point: 4/26/13 CGY at CHI (assist)|
|AHL Goal: 2/5/11 WBS at SYR (Jean-Philippe Levasseur)||NHL Goal: N/A|
|2005-06||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||43||10||5||15||0||--||--||--||--||--|
|2006-07||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||41||10||7||17||16||--||--||--||--||--|
|2007-08||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||40||13||17||30||36||--||--||--||--||--|
|2008-09||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||4||1||0||1||8||--||--||--||--||--|
|2009-10||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||43||14||16||30||30||--||--||--||--||--|