Selected in the third round of the 2012 NHL Draft by Nashville
2012-13: Co-winner of the WHL’s Bob Clarke Trophy with linemate Nic Petan for leading the league with 120 points…He and Petan also shared Winterhawks’ MVP Award as voted on by teammates as well as the team’s Leading Scorer Award…Named to the Western Conference’s Second All-Star Team…Scored 49 goals (first in the WHL) and added 71 assists (second in the WHL)...Had 13 power play goals and 22 power play assists…Six of his goals were game-winners…Tied for fourth in the WHL with +55 rating…Had 40 multi-point games, including three four-point games…Had two or more points in all 12 games in November, for 30 points total in the month…Was part of an 18-game point streak overall that lasted from Oct. 28 – Dec. 8…Was the WHL’s Player of the Month for November…Streak ended with scoreless game on Dec. 9, then embarked on a 14-game point streak from Dec. 14 – Jan. 19…Had points in 58 of 68 games played during the season…Was twice named WHL Player of the Week…Had seven straight multi-point games from Jan. 30 – Feb. 11…Had a four-goal game on Dec. 4 vs. Everett…Notched second hat trick of the season on Mar. 15 vs. Seattle.
Career: Drafted by Nashville in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft…Represented Canada along with Ty Rattie in August 2012 in the Canada-Russia Challenge, a four-game set between the two teams…Nearly doubled his point total in 2011-12 from his rookie season, with 28 goals and 30 assists for 58 points in 65 games…Had 12 multi-point games on the season, including a hat trick and two assists for five points on Feb. 21/12 vs. Prince George…Registered 15 points in 20 playoff games, including a six-game point streak from Game 3 of the Kamloops series through Game 1 of the Tri-Cities series…Had 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in inaugural WHL season in 2010-11…Added three goals and four assists for seven points in the 2011 playoffs…Scored the game-winner in Game 3 of the conference finals against Spokane…Played for Team West at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and had three goals and two assists for five points in five games…Took home Booster Club’s Fan Favorite Award.