2011-12: Established career-highs in games played (72), goals (45), assists (60), points (105), power play goals (18), penalty minutes (49), and plus/minus rating (plus-40) with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League. ... Ranked seventh in the WHL in goals and plus/minus rating, eighth in points and fifth in power play goals. ... Led the team in goals, assists, points and power play goals, and ranked second in plus/minus rating. ... Posted a career-high, 32 multi-point efforts, including six games with four or more points and three hat tricks. ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (20), goals (seven), assists (12), points (19) and power play assists (six). ... Tied for sixth in the league during the playoffs in points and power play assists, and eighth in goals. 2010-11: Led the Oil Kings in assists (48), ranked second in points (75) and power play goals (nine), and third in goals (27) and plus/minus rating (plus-28).
June 25, 2011 –- Selected by the Rangers in the fourth round, No. 106 overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.