Hockey center most widely known for his stints with groups just like the Columbus Blue Coats, San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks. He earned a Calder Glass championship using the Hartford Wolf Pack in 2000. He performed minor hockey using the Mississauga Repetitions in the Metro Toronto Hockey Group. He earned a bronze medal representing Canada on the 2000 Globe Junior Championships. Both of his parents gained doctorates from Universite Laval in Quebec. His dad worked being a chemist for Xerox. He competed in the 2011 Stanley Glass Last alongside Canucks teammates Ryan Kesler.