Second season as a Griffin…First year pro…Signed to an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2016-17 season and to a standard player’s contract for 2017-18, 3/14/17…Released from amateur tryout, 4/10/17…Signed to an amateur tryout, 4/15/17…Released from amateur tryout, 5/28/17.
Career Highlights: Made his professional debut with the Griffins, 3/19/17 at MIL…Led the WCHA in goals with 20 in 2016-17 and was named an All-WCHA Third Team selection…Served as an alternate captain during his junior and senior seasons at Northern Michigan…Finished second on the team in points in 2015-16 and was named to the All-WCHA Second Team…Totaled three hat tricks at Northern Michigan…Captained Lincoln (USHL) during his final two seasons.
2016-17: In his senior season at Northern Michigan, skated in 33 games and led the Wildcats in points (20-10—30) and goals (20)…Appeared in eight games with the Griffins, totaling three points (0-3—3) and seven PIM…Named an All-WCHA Third Team selection after pacing the conference in goals (20) and shots on goal per game (3.82) and tying for seventh in points…0.61 goals per game placed 12th in the NCAA…Alternate captain…20 goals marked the most by a Wildcat since the 2007-08 season…Named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Jan. 9, after collecting four goals, including his first hat trick of the season on Jan. 7, a plus-one rating and seven shots during a two-game split against Lake Superior State…Earned his second WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Jan. 23 after a two-game series sweep against Alaska-Anchorage saw him register a hat trick on Jan. 20 and conclude the pair of games with four points (3-1—4), a plus-three rating and 13 shots…Named the WCHA Player of the Month for January after tallying a conference-best seven goals in six contests, including two hat tricks…One of three players in the WCHA to record multiple hat tricks on the season…Tallied a season-high four points behind two goals and two assists, 3/4/17 at Bemidji State…Made his professional debut with the Griffins, 3/19/17 at MIL…Banked his first pro point on an assist, 3/29/17 vs. MIL…Scored an assist and participated in his first pro fight, 4/1/17 at RFD. 2015-16: As a junior, led Northern Michigan in goals (15) and shots (114) while placing second in points (15-15—30) in 34 games…Named to the All-WCHA Second Team after placing among the conference’s leaders in points (T6th) and goals (T7th) and leading the circuit with 88 PIM…Tied for third in the WCHA with 25 points (12-13—25) in 25 conference games, one of four players to average a point or more per game in conference action…Named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Dec. 7 after potting his first career collegiate hat trick, 12/4/15 at Alabama-Huntsville…One of four players in the conference to tally a hat trick…Named the WCHA Player of the Month for December after ranking second in the NCAA with six goals and leading the conference in goals and points (6-2—8) in six games…Named the WCHA Player of the Month for February after leading the league with 11 points (4-7—11) and registering at least a point in all eight of the month’s contests…Accumulated 12 points (4-8—12) during a season-high nine-game point streak, 1/30/16-2/27/16. 2014-15: Skated in 26 games as a sophomore and ranked among the team’s leaders with 20 points (3rd), 13 assists (4th), seven goals (T3rd), 79 shots (2nd), three power play goals (T3rd) and a plus-two rating (2nd)…Produced five multi-point games…Started the season on a three-game goal streak, 10/17/14-10/24/14…Notched the game-winner in the season opener, 10/17/14 vs. Wisconsin…Banked back-to-back multi-point outings, 1/3/15 vs. Minnesota State-Mankato and 1/9/15 vs. Michigan Tech. 2013-14: As a freshman at Northern Michigan, ranked among the team’s leaders with 17 points (T5th), 11 assists (T6th), 65 shots (T5th) and 43 PIM (3rd)…One of four Wildcats to play in all 38 games…Tied for second among team freshmen in scoring…Enjoyed four multi-point games…Notched his first collegiate points during a two-assist night, 11/9/13 at Western Michigan…Potted his first college goal, 11/22/13 vs. Alabama-Huntsville…Scored a goal and posted a season-high 15 PIM, 2/22/14 vs. Michigan Tech. 2012-13: In his final USHL season, ranked among Lincoln’s leaders with 45 points (T5th), 26 goals (2nd), 19 assists (T6th), six game-winning goals (T1st), 158 shots (4th) and 120 PIM (5th) while appearing in 50 games…Established junior career highs in points and goals…Captain…Added three points (1-2—3) and four PIM in five playoff games…Tallied a four-game goal streak, 10/26/12-11/2/12…Potted a hat trick and added an assist for a four-point night, 2/26/13 at SC. 2011-12: Scored 32 points (11-21—32) and 60 PIM in 32 games with Lincoln…Ranked eighth on the team in scoring and assists and tied for fifth in goals despite playing only 32 games…1.00 points per game average tied for second best on the team…Contributed two points (1-1—2) and 18 PIM in eight playoff games…Accumulated 16 points (7-9—16) during a season-high eight-game point streak, 1/27/12-2/24/12. 2010-11: Skated in 52 games with Lincoln and led the team with 158 PIM while ranking eighth in scoring with 28 points (12-16—28)…Appeared in two playoff games…Placed seventh in the USHL in PIM…Ranked fifth on the team with 117 shots…Piled up a season-high 31 PIM, 12/31/10 at CR…Enjoyed a season-high seven-game point streak, 1/21/11-2/9/11. 2009-10: In his first season with the Lincoln Stars, ranked among the team’s leaders with 29 points (T3rd), 15 goals (T2nd) and 14 assists (7th)…Led USHL rookies with 165 PIM while placing second overall on the circuit…Among league rookies, tied for eighth in scoring and tied for fifth in goals…Scored an assist in his Lincoln debut, 10/2/09 at FGO…Registered a hat trick, 2/9/10 vs. SF…Totaled seven games with double-digit PIM.
Personal: Earned a management of health and fitness degree from Northern Michigan University…Has one sister…His cousin is Jessica Hernandez, a singer from Detroit…Best friend in hockey is Zach Aston-Reese…Greatest hockey memory is scoring the game-winning goal in the AAA national championship game…Has been a part of two AAA national championship teams in 2007-08 and 2008-09…Started playing hockey at the age of three as a forward…Hockey nickname is Shiner…Hockey idol as a youth was Steve Yzerman…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his parents because they always pushed him to work hard…First job was working as a delivery boy at his uncle’s restaurant…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is losing his grandmother before his senior year at Northern Michigan…Proudest achievement is signing his first contract…Supports the American Cancer Society…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be an MLB player…Also played baseball, basketball and soccer growing up…Favorite food is steak…Favorite music artist is Post Malone…Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers…Favorite television show is The Office…Favorite website is ESPN Fantasy Football…Enjoys vacationing in Cabo San Lucas…Favorite pro teams are the Detroit Lions and Tigers…Least favorite pro team is the Green Bay Packers…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is football.
|AHL CAREER HIGHS|
|Games Played: 8, 2016-17||Assist Streak: N/A|
|Goals: N/A||Point Streak: N/A|
|Assists: 3, 2016-17||Goals, Game: N/A|
|Points: 3, 2016-17||Assists, Game: 1, three times (MR: 4/9/17 GR at CLE)|
|PIM: 7, 2016-17||Points, Game: 1, three times (MR: 4/9/17 GR at CLE)|
|Goal Streak: N/A||PIM, Game: 5, 4/1/17 GR at RFD|
|AHL Game: 3/19/17 GR at MIL||NHL Game: N/A|
|AHL Point: 3/29/17 GR vs. MIL (assist)||NHL Point: N/A|
|AHL Goal: N/A||NHL Goal: N/A|