|BIRTHPLACE:||Winnipeg, MB, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||NYR: 2010-10 overall|
2012-13: Missed the first 29 games of the season with a dislocated kneecap ... Ranked third among AHL rookies and finished third overall on the team in penalty minutes (125) ... Finished second among Connecticut rookies in plus-minus rating (plus-seven) ... Made his professional regular season debut on Dec. 27 vs. Bridgeport ... Recorded his first professional point with an assist on Jan. 15 at Portland ... Tallied his first multi- point game in professional hockey on Mar. 24 vs. Binghamton (two assists). 2011-12: Made his professional playoff debut on May 4 at Norfolk. ... Was assessed nine penalty minutes in five playoff contests. 2010-11: Made his professional debut on Apr. 9 vs. Bridgeport.
2011-12: Established a career-high in assists (20). ... Ranked second on the team in penalty minutes (127). ... Tied for second among team defensemen in points (23) and ranked second in assists (20). ... Tied for third on the team overall in shorthanded goals (one). ... Posted three multi-point performances, including two, two-assist efforts. ... Recorded seven assists in a 12-game span from Jan. 14 at Medicine Hat to Feb. 28 vs. Red Deer. ... Registered a three-game assist streak from Dec. 16 at Saskatoon to Dec. 28 vs. Edmonton (three assists). ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (14), assists (six), points (six), and plus/minus rating (plus-three). ... Led all team defensemen in playoff points and assists, and tied for fourth on the team overall in assists. 2010-11: Ranked third among Moose Jaw defensemen in points (23), goals (five) and power play goals (two). ... Ranked third on the team in penalty minutes (153). ... Recorded seven points (two goals, five assists) in an eight-game span from Oct. 13 vs. Kootenay to Nov. 5 at Regina ... Posted a career-high, four-game point streak from Dec. 14 vs. Saskatoon to Dec. 28 at Calgary (one goal, four assists). 2009-10: Received Moose Jaw’s Most Improved Player Award for the second consecutive season ... Established career-highs in games played (65), goals (seven), points (24), penalty minutes (169), plus/minus rating (plus-20) and game-winning goals (two). ... Ranked second on Moose Jaw with a plus-20 rating, and tied for third among team defensemen in goals, assists and points. ... Led the Warriors and ranked seventh in the league in penalty minutes. ... Selected to participate in the 2010 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Top Prospects Game on Jan. 20 as a member of Team Orr, and he finished second in the Hardest Shot event at the Skills Competition with a 91.8 mph shot. ... Made a plus-42 improvement in plus/minus rating over the previous season. ... Tallied 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 29 games after the New Year. ... Registered four multi-point performances, including a career-high, three-point effort on Feb. 15 at Portlande (one goal, two assists). ... Recorded a career-high, plus-three rating on Oct. 7 vs. Regina. ... Notched his first career gamewinning goal and his first goal of the season on Oct. 18 vs. Lethbridge. ... Tallied his first career multi-point effort with two assists on Jan. 6 vs. Medicine Hat, including the primary assist on the game-winning goal ... Notched his first career multi-goal game with two goals on Jan. 17 vs. Edmonton. ... Also tallied eight points (two goals, six assists) in an eight-game span from Jan. 30 vs. Regina to Feb. 15 at Portland. ... Made his WHL playoff debut on Mar. 18 at Calgary. ... Tallied his first career playoff point with an assist on Mar. 23 vs. Calgary. 2008-09: Made his WHL debut on Sept. 19 vs. Swift Current. ... Notched his first career point with a goal on Jan. 10 at Saskatoon. ... Tallied his first WHL assist on Jan. 28 vs. Swift Current.
2009: Was selected to participate in the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge as a member of Team West. ... Registered two penalty minutes in six games to help Team West to a fourth place finish in the tournament.
Nicknamed "The Undertaker" and "Big Mac Truck", a play on his last name and his hard-hitting style of play. ... Skated as a forward until he was 13 years old. ... Originally selected by Moose Jaw in the third round (46th overall) in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft. ... Ranked 17th overall among North American skaters in the final 2010 Central Scouting Rankings, a 10-place improvement over his mid-term ranking of 27th overall, and was the sixth-highest ranked North American defenseman and WHL skater entering the draft. ... Models his game after NHL defenseman Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators. ... Lists The Green Mile as his favorite movie, Tom Hanks as his favorite actor, and "Entourage" and "Family Guy" as his favorite television shows. ... His favorite sport other than hockey is volleyball, and he enjoys playing the guitar.
June 25, 2010 -- Selected by the Rangers in the first round, No. 10 overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.