He’s quickly put up 13 goals and 22 assists in 42 games, which ties him for the team lead in scoring. He is also a big +15 plus/minus.
At 5’9″ 185 lbs., he’s fairly unassuming out there but obviously sees the ice well and can get the puck to another player for a scoring situation or put the biscuit in the basket on his own.
The under-sized forward consistently put up points in the OHL and was Niagara IceDogs‘ team captain in his last two and a half seasons (one as an over-ager). He also led them in scoring for three straight campaigns.
The 21-year old did attend a St. Louis Blues‘ prospect camp and suited up for their minor league affiliate Peoria Rivermen at the end of 2010 but that situation failed to go any further. He was also invited to a Tampa Bay Lightning development camp.
Look for him to score an NHL deal (likely of the two-way variety), maybe not with parent club Colorado Avalanche, but he should latch on with some big league club, especially if he continues to tear up the scoresheet.
He was chosen to participate in the upcoming AHL All-Star Game.