|BIRTHPLACE:||East Palestine, OH, USA|
|DRAFTED:||NYR: 2011-15 overall|
2011-12: Made his professional debut on Apr. 21 at Bridgeport. ... Tallied his first professional point with an assist on May 2 at Norfolk.
2011-12: Tied for fourth on Plymouth in points (62), ranked fourth in assists (37), fifth in goals (25), second in game-winning goals (six), and tied for fifth in power play goals (six). ... Tallied an assist while making his OHL debut on Sept. 24 vs. Erie. ... Registered two points (one goal, one assist), including his first career goal, on Sept. 30 vs. Ottawa. ... Posted 15 multi-point efforts, including six games with three or more points. ... Tallied a career-high, four assists on Dec. 3 vs. Guelph. ... Registered a career-high, eight-game point streak from Nov. 6 at Saginaw to Nov. 23 vs. Saginaw (three goals, 11 assists), including a seven-game assist streak during the stretch. ... Tied for fifth on the team in playoff points (10) and second in playoff assists (eight). ... Notched the series-clinching goal in overtime on Apr. 1 at Guelph in Game 6 of their Western Conference Quarterfinals series. ... Tallied a goal while making his OHL playoff debut on Mar. 23 vs. Guelph.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CAREER
2010-11: Established USHL career-highs in games played (48), assists (26), points (37), penalty minutes (80), shorthanded goals (two), and game-winning goals (three). ... Notched a US Under-18 career-high in power play goals (two). ... Ranked third on the team in points, and second in assists and penalty minutes. ... Tied for the team lead in shorthanded goals and fourth in game-winning goals. ... Registered three goals and eight assists for 11 points in eight contests vs. international opponents at the Four Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden and the Five Nations Tournament in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. ... Notched two goals and three assists for five points in four games at the 2010 Four Nations Cup from Nov. 10-14. ... Tallied six points (one goal, five assists) in four games at the 2011 Five Nations Tournament from Feb. 7-13. ... Led all tournament skaters with five assists, and ranked seventh in scoring with six points. 2009-10: Established USHL career-highs in goals (15) and power play goals (four). ... Tied for second on the team in points (31) and goals. ... Tied for the team lead in goals (nine), and ranked second on the team in points (17) in 14 games vs. international opponents. ... Helped lead Team USA to a first-place finish at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ontario. ... Notched a team-high, five goals, and ranked second on the team with nine points during the tournament. ... In addition, he appeared in one game with the U.S. National Under-18 Team.
Led the Pittsburgh Hornets in points (42) and goals (21). ... Named Offensive Player of the Year for the Hornets.
2012: Represented the United States at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Alberta, Canada, registering two goals and two assists in six contests. ... Tied for first on the team in power play goals (two). 2011: Captured a gold medal with Team USA at the 2011 IIHF Under-18 World Junior Championship in Germany. ... Tied for third among all tournament skaters in points (13), fourth in assists (nine), sixth in goals (four), and seventh in plus/minus rating (plus-eight) in six contests. ... Led Team USA in points and assists, and ranked second on the team in goals and plus/minus rating. ... Selected by tournament coaches as Team US's top player during the elite tournament.
June 24, 2011 -- Selected by the Rangers in the first round, No. 15 overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.