Canadian-American defenceman who earned the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s greatest rookie this year 2010. He gained silver medals representing Canada on the 2008 IIHF Under-18 Championships and this year’s 2009 Globe Junior Glaciers Hockey Championships. He was created in Houston, Tx and started playing for the Notre Dame Hounds in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey Group in 2005. He gained the American Hockey Group Playoff MVP award for the 2008-09 period as an associate from the Kelowna Rockets. He wedded Michela Gellert in 2014. He was teammates with correct winger Drew Stafford in Buffalo.