Player Profile

International
Won bronze medal with Canada's National Junior Team at 2000 World Junior Hockey Championship ... Youngest player ever to be named to Canada's National Junior Team at 16 years, 3 months old ... Canada's Player of the Game in semi-final against Russia at 2000WJHC

CHL
Medicine Hat's 1st round selection, 1st overall in the 1998 WHL Bantam Draft... Medicine Hat's nominee for WHL 1999-2000 Rookie of the Year ... Named to1999-2000CHL All-Rookie Team

Other
Won a gold medal with Team Alberta at 1999 Canada Winter Games ... Won the ProvincialBantam AAA Championship in 1997-98 with the Southside Athletic Club ... Playedallhis minor hockey in Edmonton, AB

Scouting report

Excellent skater in all aspects ... Very good puckhandler and passer with verygood hands ... Has great vision and makes good puck decisions ... A threat everytimeherushes the puck

Personal
Son of Dan and Gena ... Father Dan played with the University of Alberta GoldenBears from 1968 to 1972 .... Has one sister, Jill (19) ... Favorite NHL Team:Detroit ... Favorite NHL Player: Steve Yzerman ... Favorite sport other thanhockey: Golf ... Favorite band: Alabama ... Favorite CHL road arena: Calgary Saddledome ... Favorite TV Show: The Simpsons