Current TeamEdmonton Jr. Oilers U18 AAA Orange (AEHL U18)
What are some of your main goals within the game over the next 5 years?
I would like to play college hockey.
Why are these your goals? Why are they important to you? What would it mean to achieve them?
Growing up I grew a passion and love for the game that motivates me to want to be the best at it, eventually, when I learned I could use my love as a way to get me an education, that is when it became my goal. Achieving it would mean the world to me as not only would I be able to play an elite level of hockey but I could also use it as a bridge for my education.
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 speed and skill for my size whereas a person the first thing most people would notice would be my outgoing personality and my ability to bring people together. On the ice, I am always trying to learn how to use my body more effectively by skating with my school hockey academy almost every day and also working on it at practice with my team.
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 speed, IQ and coachability. When mistakes are made and I am corrected or told to do differently I am able to make those adjustments. Not only will I handle my part on the ice but I will form connections in the dressing room with all my teammates.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports career? (Community, team, success, etc)
I want to be able to impact a team in any way I can to win and find success. Whether it’s making play, scoring goals, creating chances finishing checks etc… I am willing to do it to contribute to team success.
What do you believe separates the best players in the world? What attributes/intangibles define them?
I think the ability to think really fast, the ability to manage the puck and the mentality they bring to the table. They have confidence in every situation and they are able to win by knowing they will, allowing them to attack and handle adversity.
Favorite thing about the game (on or off ice)?
On the ice, I like the competitive aspect of the game, the skill it requires and how when you work on those skills, it is easy to see your progression. I like the satisfaction of scoring a goal, setting up a teammate or doing something that helps you win a hockey game.
Off the ice, I enjoy the brotherhood aspect of the game. The camaraderie and unity that comes with hockey are impossible to find anywhere else.