Defenseman known for his constant, mistake-free design of play, he was drafted from the Penguins in 2011 and debuted for his or her AHL affiliate the next year. He performed for the Kingston Voyageurs in the Ontario Junior Hockey Little league. He won Globe Junior Tournament bronze contending for Group Canada in 2012. He was raised in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He was area of the same 2011 NHL Access Draft that created top choose Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.