Selected by the Guelph Storm in the first round in the 2002 OHL draft. Was traded in January 2004 as Guelph beefed up for a long playoff run. Had a mediocre start with the Spitfires but injuries slowed adjustment, had trouble finding chemistry and a role on the new team. Had very quiet playoff against London, only point was a goal scored on a giveaway. Played in 2004 CHL Prospects Game. Played for Team Canada in 2004 U18 Championships.
2004 NHL Entry Draft by Chicago
Has good hands and skates well, but has to work on consistency and positioning. Has professional tools, needs to work on total game and work effort.