Fifth season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Reassigned from Owen Sound (OHL) by Detroit, 4/1/14…Reassigned from Owen Sound by Detroit, 4/6/15…Assigned by Detroit, 10/4/15...Reassigned to Toledo (ECHL) by Detroit, 10/27/15...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 11/8/15...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 12/13/15...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 12/18/15...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 1/22/16...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 3/12/16…Assigned by Detroit, 10/5/16…Reassigned by Detroit to Toledo, 10/8/16…Reassigned by Detroit from Toledo, 10/11/16…Reassigned by Detroit to Toledo, 11/4/16…Reassigned by Detroit from Toledo, 12/5/16...Reassigned by Detroit to Toledo, 12/30/16...Reassigned by Detroit from Toledo, 4/4/17...Reassigned by Detroit to Toledo and then back to Grand Rapids, 4/6/17...Reassigned by Detroit to Toledo, 4/10/17.
Career Highlights: Made his professional debut with Grand Rapids, 4/5/14 vs. HAM…Notched his first AHL goal, 3/16/16 GR at TEX…Captained the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack in 2013-14 and 20141-15…Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2013 18U World Junior Championship.
2015-16: Split his first full professional season between Grand Rapids and the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye…Contributed eight points (3-5—8) in 27 games with the Griffins and 20 points (10-10—20) in 25 games with the Walleye…Made his Griffins season debut, 10/17/15 vs. SA…Produced his first point of the season on an assist, 1/8/16 vs. MIL...Scored his first AHL goal, 3/16/16 at TEX…Netted two goals as part of a three-point night (2-1—3), 4/3/16 at RCH…Recorded an assist in his first game with Toledo, 10/30/15 at BRM…Potted his first goal of the season, 11/6/15 at FW…Contributed two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist (2-1—3), 12/16/15 vs. IND…Logged a two-game goal streak, 12/16/15-12/17/15…Recorded a four-game point streak (2-3—5), 2/6/16-2/17/16…Tallied a goal and an assist (1-1—2), 2/26/16 vs. BRM…Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist (1-1—2), 3/4/16 at FLA. 2014-15: Finished his junior career with the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack and recorded career highs in goals (35), assists (42), points (77) and penalty minutes (34)...Served as captain of the Attack…Ranked second in scoring on Owen Sound with 77 points…Recorded one goal and four penalty minutes in five games during the OHL Playoffs, as his team fell to the Guelph Storm 4-1 in the first round of the postseason…Began the season with a three-game point streak, picking up two goals and two assists within that span, 9/24/14-9/27/14…Notched four goals and an assist in two games, 11/1/14-11/6/14…Logged three goals and six assists during a five-game point streak, 11/8/14-11/22/14…Picked up 12 points (6-6—12) along a seven-game point streak, 12/3/14-12/18/14…Enjoyed a four-point night with a goal and three assists, 12/6/14 vs. KIT…Strung together a 14-game point streak and tallied six goals and 13 assists during that period, 1/31/15-3/12/15…Contributed three assists, 2/19/15 at BAR…Appeared in six games with the Griffins at the conclusion of their regular season…Appeared in four Calder Cup playoff games with Grand Rapids. 2013-14: Served as the captain of Owen Sound during his third season with the team…Tallied 51 points (23-28—51) in 62 games, ranking second overall in scoring on the team…Contributed two goals and an assist, 9/28/13 vs. SBY…Put up seven points (4-3—7) in a matter of two games, including a three-point game (10/18/13 at SAR) and a four-point performance (10/19/13 vs. KGN)…Recorded his first hat trick and also tacked on an assist, 3/2/14 vs. OTT…Led the Attack in playoff scoring with three goals and one assist in five postseason matches…Played in five regular season games with Grand Rapids…Made his professional debut, 4/5/14 GR vs. HAM…Skated in seven games during the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs with the Griffins…Secured his first professional point with an assist, 4/25/14 at ABB. 2012-13: Appeared in 62 regular season games with Owen Sound during his second season in the OHL, compiling 20 goals, 20 assists, 32 PIM and a plus-21 rating…Logged seven multi-point performances…Went on a four-game point streak, picking up three goal and two assists, 11/9/12-11/17/12…Enjoyed a three-point night by scoring two goals and an assists, 1/12/13 vs. KGN…Tallied at least a point in four consecutive games for a total of three goals and three assists, 3/2/13-3/9/13…Led the team in scoring during the 2013 OHL Playoffs with 11 points (4-7—11)…Helped Owen Sound advance to the second round of the playoffs, where it fell to the Plymouth Whalers in six games. 2011-12: Notched 19 points (11-8—19) and 15 PIM in his first season with the Attack…Secured his first junior point (goal), 9/21/11 vs. PLY…Posted a goal and a plus-three rating, 11/11/11 vs. SAR…Enjoyed a three-point night with a goal and two assists, 1/18/12 vs. PLY…Logged a goal and three assists for a four-point performance, 2/11/12 vs. PBO…Tallied one goal in five playoff games during the 2012 OHL Playoffs.
Personal: Lives in Barrie, Ontario…His father played in the CFL…Best friend in hockey is Chris Bigras…Greatest hockey memory is winning an U18 World Junior Championship gold medal with Canada…Began playing hockey at the age of five…Hockey nickname is Nasty…Hockey idol as a youth was Mats Sundin…Greatest influence on his hockey career is his dad, who has been a pro athlete and experienced it…Plans to somehow stay in hockey after his playing career…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is being cut from teams…Proudest achievement is being drafted by the Detroit Red Wings…Favorite charitable cause is The Salvation Army…Most unique place he’s visited is Russia…Also played basketball, soccer, football and baseball growing up…Favorite food is chicken…Favorite movie is Other Guys…Favorite TV show is Friends…Favorite vacation spot is the Bahamas…Favorite sport to spectate is football or basketball…Enjoys boating, dancing and ping-pong.
|AHL CAREER HIGHS
|Games Played: 27, 2015-16
||Assist Streak: 2, 1/8/16-1/9/16
|Goals: 3, 2015-16
||Point Streak: 2, 1/8/16-1/9/16
|Assists: 5, 2015-16
||Goals, Game: 2, 4/3/16 GR at RCH
|Points: 8, 2015-16
||Assists, Game: 1, five times (MR: 4/3/16 GR at RCH)
|PIM: 4, 2015-16
||Points, Game: 3, 4/3/16 GR at RCH
|Goal Streak: n/a
||PIM, Game: 2, twice (MR: 3/19/16 GR at TEX)
|AHL Game: 4/5/14 GR vs. HAM
||NHL Game: n/a
|AHL Point: 4/25/14 GR at ABB (assist, playoffs)
||NHL Point: n/a
|AHL Goal: 3/16/16 GR at TEX (Maxime Lagace)
||NHL Goal: n/a