HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND
Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto, Ont., and Montreal, Que. … Played with Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden, finishing fourth … Attended Canada’s National Junior Team summer evaluation camp in Brossard, Que. and Lake Placid, N.Y. in August, 2013 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World U18 Championship in Sochi, Russia … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2012 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia … Won a bronze medal with Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic … Played for Pacific at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor, Ont., finishing fifth … Won a bronze medal with Alberta at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax, N.S.
2016-17: 10th in Winnipeg scoring … Third in scoring among Winnipeg defencemen … Seventh in scoring among NHL rookie defencemen … 10th among NHL rookie defencemen in average time on ice (19:29) … Scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 15 vs. Chicago … Recorded his first NHL point on Oct. 19 vs. Toronto … 2015-16: Made his NHL debut on March 5 vs. Montreal … 10th in Manitoba Moose (AHL) scoring … Second in scoring among Manitoba defencemen … Amateur: Played four seasons of Major Junior hockey (2011-15) with the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders and Kelowna Rockets … Won the WHL championship and reached the championship game at the Memorial Cup with Kelowna in 2015 … Named to the WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team in 2014-15 … Captain with Prince Albert in 2013-14 … Led WHL defencemen in goals in 2013-14 (28) … Named to the WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star Team in 2013-14 … Named CHL Scholastic Player of the Year in 2012-13 … Won the Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy as WHL scholastic player of the year in 2012-13 … Played in the 2013 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game … Minor Hockey: Lists his father, Tom, as his favourite minor hockey coach … Named MVP of the Calgary Royals (Midget AAA) in 2010-11 … Named to the AMHL all–star team in 2010-11 … Named AMBHL defenceman of the year in 2009-10 … Named to the AMBHL all-star team in 2009-10
Son of Tom and Bev … Has one brother, Jake … His father, Tom, a quarterback, played university football at the University of Calgary … Favourite NHL team growing up: Calgary Flames … Favourite player: Drew Doughty … Wrote a hockey poem that is published in Quills Canadian Book of Poetry