Player Profile

International
Won bronze medal with Canada's National Junior Team at 2000 World Junior Hockey Championship ... One of Canada's scorers in bronze medal shootout against USA ... Attended National Junior Team's Evaluation Camp in August 1999

College

Plays with the University of Wisconsin Badgers ... NCAA 1999-2000 Rookie of the Year... Named to 1999-2000 WCHA All-Rookie Team

Other

Named 1998-1999 Canadian Junior A Hockey League Player of the Year ... Top scorer and Most Valuable Player at the 1998 Air Canada Cup National Midget Hockey Championship... Played his minor hockey with the South four AB Minor Hockey Association

Scouting report

Good skater and very deceptive ... Very good puck handler and passer ... Very good quick hands ... Very good accurate shot with a quick release ... Very intense and mentally tough ... Hard to contain

Personal

Nickname: Heater ... Son of Murray and Karin ... Has one brother, Mark (15) ...Born in Freiburg, Germany ... Favorite NHL Player: Brett Hull ... Favorite sport other than hockey: Baseball ... His father Murray also played hockey at University of Wisconsin