2009-10: Led the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) in goals (30), ranked second in points (63) and tied for third in assist (33). ... Established a career-high in assists. ... Posted 18 multi-point performances, including four multi-goal efforts. ... Reached the 30-goal, 30-assist and 60-point marks for the second consecutive season. ... Named OHL Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 15, 2009. ... Registered a career-high, seven-game point streak from Nov. 6 vs. Brampton to Nov. 20 vs. Kitchener, tallying 12 points (seven goals and five assists) over the span. ... Tied for Kingston lead in goals (3), ranked third in points (5) and eighth in assists (2) during the playoffs. 2008-09: Skated in 66 games with Kingston, registering 32 goals and 32 assists for 64 points, along with 83 penalty minutes. ... Finished fifth in OHL rookie points (64) and second in goals (32). ... Notched two goals as a member of the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the 2009 OHL All-Star Classic. ... Tied for the team lead in goals, ranked second on Kingston in points and penalty minutes, and tied for second in assists. ... Led Kingston with 12 power-play goals. ... Posted 20 multi-point efforts, including a four-point performance on Nov. 23 at Niagara (two goals, two assists). ... Finished the season with a season-high, six-game scoring streak from March 7 at Mississauga to March 15 at Ottawa, recording 12 points (six goals, six assists) over the span. ... Made his OHL debut on Sept. 18 at Peterborough and registered his first OHL points on Sept. 26 vs. Mississauga (one goal, one assists) in just his second game with Kingston.
Selected to participate in Canada's World Junior Championship Development Camp, putting him in contention for a spot on the 2011 Canadian World Junior tourney roster. 2008-09: Represented Canada at 2009 IIHF Under-18 World Championship tournament, where he registered four goals and two assists for six points in six games. His four goals tied for second on the team. 2007-08: Helped lead Team Ontario to gold medal at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Rated 32nd among all North American skaters in the Central Scouting final NHL Entry Draft rankings. ... Chose to enter the OHL rather than accept a scholarship offer from Boston University.
June 27, 2009 – Rangers' second-round choice, 47th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.