NHL player most widely known as person in the Buffalo Sabres, who picked him in the initial round from the 2004 NHL Entrance Draft. He performed in the AHL All-Star Common in 2006-07 using the Rochester Us citizens. He performed for the St. Albert Bantam AA Flyers in 1999-00 before earning a silver medal with america on the 2004 Globe Junior Championships. He performed Jenga in the music video for “Decayin’ Using the Boys” with the band EACH TIME I Die. His dad, Gordie, coached women’s hockey at Shattuck-Saint Mary’s. He and Thomas Vanek are both previous first-round picks from the Buffalo Sabres.