Edmonton native is the 29th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central
Scouting and is the eighth defenseman on that list...At 6-4, 193 pounds, he
uses size well on the defensive end, but needs to work on his offensive
game...Had 27 points (8 goals, 19 assists) in 57 games for Red Deer of the WHL
in 2009-10...Helped Team Canada take gold at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial
Tournament...Tries to pattern his game after current Philadelphia Flyers
defenseman Chris Pronger.