|BIRTHPLACE:||Fergus, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||SJS: 2006-36 overall|
|2008-09 REGULAR SEASON NOTES:
- Scored first career power play goal on March 22 vs. Colorado
- Registered two points (1-1=2) against the Detroit Red Wings in his second NHL game
- Scored the game-winning goal on Nov. 4 vs. Minnesota.
- Registered first career goal (off Conklin) and first career assist vs. Detroit on Oct. 30
- Made his NHL debut with the Sharks on Oct. 28 against Pittsburgh
- 30 points (19-11=30) in 47 games with Worcester (AHL)br /> - Led Worcester with 8 power play goals
- Played with his brother Tye in Ottawa (OHL) last season
- Is known to where a Sharks toque around the city
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON TRANSACTIONS:
- Recalled from Worcester (AHL) on April 13
- Reassigned to Worcester (AHL) on April 7
- Recalled from Worcester (AHL) on March 5
- Reassigned to Worcester (AHL) on Feb. 21
- Recalled to San Jose Feb. 9
- Reassigned to Worcester on Jan. 2
- Recalled to San Jose Dec. 14
- Reassigned to Worcester (AHL) on Nov. 6
- Recalled from Worcester (AHL) on Oct. 27
|2010-11: NHL: Had an assist and had a game-high six hits on Jan. 22 vs. Minnesota…Scored his first goal of the season on Jan. 15 vs. St. Louis…1st on the team in hits (101) at time of his assignment…Registered an assist, three hits and three takeaways on Nov. 15 vs. Los Angeles…Fought Ryan Malone on Nov. 6 vs. Tampa Bay…Appeared in his 100th career NHL game and registered his first assist of the season at Edmonton on Oct. 23.Assigned to Worcester (AHL) on Jan. 28…AHL: Posted 20 points (9-11=20) in 30 games for Worcester.
2009-10: Sharks were 8-1-1 when he scored a goal and 11-1-2 in his career…Had a point in three out of the last five games (three, two goals and an assist)…Posted a two-point night on March 14 at Anaheim (goal and an assist)…Recorded his first assist of the season on Dec. 31 at Phoenix and established a career high in points…Tied his rookie output with his fourth goal of the season on Nov. 29 at Vancouver…Scored the game-winner on Nov. 7 vs. Pittsburgh…Scored first goal of the season on Oct. 30 vs. Colorado...AHL: Scored the game-winning goal with 11 seconds left in Worcester’s season opener...Playoffs: Recorded five hits and earned a roughing minor in Game 5 of the WCQF…Made postseason debut on April 14 in Game 1 of the WCQF.
2008-09: Scored first NHL power play goal on March 22 vs. Colorado...AHL: Tied for third on Worcester in goals and led team in power play goals (eight)…Playoffs: On San Jose’s roster for the WCQF vs. Anaheim, but didn’t play…Joined Worcester’s playoff run before Game 1 of their second round series vs. Providence. Flying in from San Jose the morning of Game 1 on April 28, scored two goals…Tied for the team lead in goals in just six games.
2007-08: Assigned to Worcester on March 28 after serving as team captain for Ottawa (OHL)…Tied for team lead in points…First on team in plus/minus (plus-10), goals and power play goals (11)…Playoffs: Led 67s in scoring and tied for team lead in goals.
2006-07: Seventh in the OHL and led team in goals…T-17th in OHL and led 67s in points…T-8th in the OHL in power play goals (21)…Second on the team in assists…Named Third Team OHL All-Star…Posted two points (goal and an assist) and was a plus-3 in the 2006-07 All-Star Classic...Named OHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 17…Joined Worcester following the OHL season…Playoffs: Led Ottawa in goals and finished second on the team in points…Appeared in all of Worcester’s six Calder Cup Playoff games.
2005-06: Fourth on the team in points and goals, fifth in assists and third in penalty minutes…Was the Fastest Skater in the Prospects Skills Competition…Represented Canada at the World U-18 Hockey Championships…2004-05: Fourth among team rookies in points and assists…Third among team rookies in goals and power play goals (three)…Played for Team Ontario at Under-17 Tournament.
Personal: “Ginner” and “Sauce” lists these favorites: Eminem, Drake and Lil Wayne (musicians); “Happy Gilmore” (movie); “The Office” (television show); Denzel Washington (actor); Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL team while growing up); The Oakland Raiders (pro sports team); Mexico (vacation spot); rice with soy sauce (food); Christmas (holiday); “I can tell you that for free” (saying); Monopoly (board game); Tiger Woods (professional athlete); Calgary (NHL road city)…owns a cockapoo named Lucy…hobbies are fishing and playing golf…memorable NHL moment: first NHL goal…hockey idol is former NHLer Gary Roberts…first job: cutting grass at a golf course…says he has “a lot” of superstitions…hates traffic…speaks English and French…non-sports idol is his father Bob (“He got me to where I am today and how I present myself”)…most famous person in cell phone directory is Scott Nichol…golf handicap is minus-15 and likes to play at any course in California…started skating at two and playing hockey at four…wears Bauer X:60 skates, size 12…oldest piece of protective equipment is his shin guards (three years old)…20-year-old brother Tye, a forward, was taken in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by Philadelphia…younger brother Brock (16), a left wing, was drafted by Guelph in the third round of this year’s OHL Draft.