Canadian-born ice hockey ahead drafted from the Buffalo Sabres in 1999 as well as the Carolina Hurricanes in 2001. He received his senior high school education at Dad Michael McGivney Catholic Academy. He authorized a contract to try out for the Toronto Maple Leafs this year 2010. His parents had been Macedonian immigrants who resolved in Ontario, Canada. He briefly performed alongside Phil Kessel for the Toronto Maple Leafs through the 2010-11 time of year.