Determined, checking center that plays a gritty, hard-working type of a game. His right-handed shot adds to his versatility in the faceoff circle. Wins a lot of board battles and has a high attention to detail. A below-the-line type that can be integral, but unsung, part of a winning team. Not a lot of offensive gusto in his game. Not the most efficient skater, but he can get around the ice. He's willing to stand up for his teammates at the drop of a hat. Will need to concentrate and carve out a specialized niche to have hopes of being an NHL regular.
Signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars in March, 2013.