What are some of your main goals within the game over the next 5 years?
Over the next 5 years, my main goal is to play Junior A and eventually advance to college hockey in the United States.
Why are these your goals? Why are they important to you? What would it mean to achieve them?
These are my goals as it would be a great experience to play hockey while getting an education. It will help set me up for the future while continuing my hockey career. It’s important to me because it’s something I’ve always wanted and achieving these goals it would mean all the hard work has paid off.
What separates you as a player and person? What are some areas requiring work? How do you continue to get better?
What separates me is that I’m willing to accept a role and play by certain systems. I can battle in the corners, play solid in the defensive zone and set up myself/linemates for offensive opportunities. My work ethic on the ice and in the gym is something that helps me perform consistently on the ice. An area requiring work is my foot speed. I continue to work on these in the gym and through video sessions.
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 solid two-way game. I can be trusted in the defensive zone while also contributing offensively. They could expect hard work and a positive mindset on and off the ice.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports career? (Community, team, success, etc)
I want to be a factor on every team that I play for. Being encouraging and leaving a positive effect on everyone. Also, I want to be a role model for the youth. Whether it’s back home or wherever I end up travelling to have a positive impact is something I want to leave behind.
What do you believe separates the best players in the world? What attributes/intangibles define them?
What separates them is their obsession with the game and their ability to want to get better all the time. The insane work ethic they display on and off the ice is a defining factor.
Favorite thing about the game (on or off ice)?
My favorite thing about the game is the challenges and opportunities it brings.