WCHA Participant of the entire year while at North Dakota. He was drafted with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2007. He was created in Edmonton and performed junior hockey for the Fort Saskatchewan Investors. He was imprisoned for driving under the influence in ’09 2009 and was eventually cut in the North Dakota group. He proved helpful at his father’s Italian bakeries developing up. He have scored his first-ever NHL objective against Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals on November 9, 2011.