Date of Birth May 31, 2000
Hometown St. Catharines, ON, CAN
Current Team University of Alberta Augustana (ACAC)
Weight 170 lbs
What are some of your main goals within the game over the next 5 years?
To keep progressing my game individually playing at the highest level I possibly can. To continue to be playing hockey professionally in the France Ligue Magnus or within the North American professional leagues. I hope to have solidified my spot on a professional team at the time and pursue a league championship using my skills and strengths to assist my team to the best of my abilities.
Why are these your goals? Why are they important to you? What would it mean to achieve them?
I believe that my goals are realistic and very much achievable. These goals are important to me because I have been striding towards playing professional hockey now since the start of my first university hockey season. I believe that my development through university hockey will help to shape my fundamental skills to become a professional hockey player. Achieving these goals would help me become a stronger influence in the hockey community and help me strive to make bigger goals in my hockey career.
What separates you as a player and person? What are some areas requiring work? How do you continue to get better?
I believe as a hockey player I am coachable, have strong determination and work ethic, and I am motivated to achieve my goals. I believe that I bring a style of toughness and creativity to my game. I want to work on my ability to be a strong leader on the ice. I think this is a key element to becoming a better player and assisting to a winning culture. I can do this by following the actions of other leaders I have played with and asking for advice on how to act, what to do, and how to speak up in situations when leaders are most needed.
I believe as a person I am similar to my style of player. I am motivated to achieve my goals off-ice and have a similarly determined work ethic. I am able to motivate others around me and be supportive in tough situations. Off-ice, I should continue to attempt to approve my ability to be a leader. I will do this by following the character traits of people I consider to lead championship locker rooms off-ice and motivate teammates in the dressing room.
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 believe I can bring offensive creativity, toughness, and an influence a determined work ethic to a team. I also believe I can bring the presence of being able to fill any role the team needs in order to win with a positive mindset.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports career? (Community, team, success, etc)
I want to be able to make influence my community and the people who have supported me to get to where I currently am. I hope to motivate young players in my area to become successful through the influence of hockey and what the game of hockey can teach through life lessons. I want to be able to bring a successful motivation to every team I play for and help in shaping a winning culture on and off the ice. I would also like to learn as much about the game as I can so that I can greater understand what it takes to have a successful team.
What do you believe separates the best players in the world? What attributes/intangibles define them?
I believe that the best players in the world are self-motivated, lead by example, and have a stronger work ethic than everyone they are around at all times. The best players in the world do not take days off and motivate people around them to be as successful.
Favorite thing about the game (on or off ice)?
I enjoy being a part of a team and competing together to achieve success. I like the feeling of being rewarded after countless hours of hard work have been put forth and seeing our team achieve success. I like being able to use hockey as an escape when things get frustrating or difficult away from the rink. Hockey has motivated me to become successful and continues to motivate me every day
- Drafted in 2017 to the Niagara IceDogs in the U18 OHL Priority Selection