Date of Birth June 19, 2001
Hometown Leduc, AB, CAN
Current Team Alvernia University (NCAA III)
Weight 183 lbs
What are some of your main goals within the game over the next 5 years?
My main goals within the game the next five years are to win a NCAA national championship by the time im done my NCAA career, get named to the conference/ncaa all rookie team and be in contention for an All American spot. My other goals are to transfer to a division one program by my senior year and finish in division one before going to play pro.
Why are these your goals? Why are they important to you? What would it mean to achieve them?
These are my goals because it is something I have worked so hard at the last 5 years and have dedicated myself to achieving these goals.For me the chance to play division one hockey would be a lifelong dream come true and would set the pathway for success to a pro career that I am continuing to work towards while playing college hockey.
What separates you as a player and person? What are some areas requiring work? How do you continue to get better?
What separates me as a player is my desire and drive and dedication to the game, I spend most of my time away from the rink watching film or studying the game or getting better off the ice whether that be In the weight room or in the gym.as a person my ability to handle adversity and bumps ion the road is something that separates me because over the last two years I have had my fair share of both and have continued to pursue my goals more relentlessly.I continue to get better each day by doing the extra work and always doing extra in both on and off aspects.
What do you bring to any team you play for? What could a coach expect from you if they selected you for their roster?
I bring a puck moving transition game that is very ideal for todays modern changing game. I can facilitate transition with my speed or my vision through breaking down the forecheck with a breakout pass. I bring a unique ability to quarterback a powerplay and generate offence for a team while in the ozone or neutral zone very effectively through my skating ability and my passing. I also bring a physicality in the neutral and defensive zone that isn’t often seen nowadays amongst defensemen my size and have a very good stick allowing me to break up zone entries and the cycle in the dzone which allows me to then focus on transitioning my team to offence.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports career? (Community, team, success, etc)
Im looking to build a career that will allow me to give back to the community and the hockey community in a way that I wish I had as a kid. I want to offer to high level hockey players the ability to coach or manage or advise with my own personal insight on the game combined with a more modern approach that would be constantly developing.
What do you believe separates the best players in the world? What attributes/intangibles define them?
I think the one thing that separates the best players in the world is vision , once you get to those levels everyone looks good in practices but its what you do under pressure and in quick situations that define you as a player and make or break your career. The best players see the plays before they happen and can predict the opponents move before they even have to see it.
Favorite thing about the game (on or off ice)?
My favourite thing about the game is the feeling of finally getting to the rink on the day of a game and all worries and outside influences go away.