|BIRTHPLACE:||Guelph, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||SJS: 2007-9 overall|
|AHL All-Rookie Team (2010) NHL All-Rookie Team (2011) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012) Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), September 18, 2012.|
|2011-12: Voted the Brocade “Sharks Player of the Year’ in a vote conducted by a panel of Bay Area media…Appeared in the 2012 All-Star Game, his first career selection…9th in the League in road goals (19)…T-1st on the team in goals (31, T-20th in NHL), 2nd in points (31-34=65) and 4th in shots (245)…T-8th amongst League forwards in blocked shots (76)…Ended the season on a three-game point streak (1-4=5)…Missed two games due to injury (Feb. 28 - March 1; lower body)… Set a career-high with his eight-game point streak (5-7=12) from Jan. 21 - Feb. 10…Named Brocade Player of the Month for December…Tied his career high with a +3 plus/minus rating in his two-point (1-1=2) performance vs. Colorado on Dec. 15…Had an eight-game road point streak (5-3=8) (Oct. 21 at NJ thru Nov. 20 at Colorado)…Tied his career high by recording his third career three-point game (1-2=3) on Nov. 5 vs. Nashville…Scored the Sharks first shorthanded goal of the season, and the first of his career, on Oct. 25 at Nashville…Scored his first goal of the season at Boston on Oct. 22…Recorded an assist in the season opener on Oct. 8 vs. Phoenix...Playoffs: 2nd on the team in points (1-3=4) and led the team in shots (19).
CAREER 2010-11: Calder Memorial Trophy finalist, finishing second to Carolina’s Jeff Skinner in the closest voting since 2003…Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and received the PlayStation “Sharks Rookie of the Year” Award…Among NHL leaders: T-7th in game-winning goals (eight), T-14th in goals and T-21st in even strength goals (22)…Among League rookies: first in shots (253), game-winning goals and power play goals (10), second in goals (first NHL rookie to score 20 and third in club history) and points and fifth in plus/minus (plus-18)…Set an NHL record for most game-winning road goals by a rookie in a season (seven) on Feb. 8 at Washington (Steve Larmer had six in 1981-82)…22 road goals were fourth in the League and second-most in Sharks franchise history...Only the 23rd rookie to score 20-plus road goals…14th amongst League forwards in blocked shots (66)…Played his 100th game on April 2 vs. Anaheim…Hit the 30-goal plateau with two goals at Phoenix on March 26…Selected to the Honda NHL SuperSkills competition at the 2011 NHL All-Star Game…Named the NHL Rookie of the Month and the Sharks Foundation “Player of the Month” for December…Youngest player in Sharks history (21 years, 263 days) to score a power play goal in overtime on Dec. 16 at Dallas…Scored two goals at Ottawa, the city in which he played his junior hockey, on Dec. 2…Registered his first career fighting major (Alex Pietrangelo) on Nov. 4 at St. Louis…Scored a game-winning power play goal on Oct. 8 vs. Columbus in Stockholm…Playoffs: T-9th in the NHL in goals…Had a point in six of seven WCSF games vs. Detroit (seven, four goals), including a goal in Game 7…Primary assist on the overtime goal in WCSF Game 1 vs. Detroit…Registered two assists in WCQF Game 4…Scored a goal in WCQF Game 1 vs. Los Angeles.
2009-10: Had a point in six out of the last nine games (six, four goals and two assists) and a shootout-winning goal…Converted his first career shootout attempt (game-winner) on April 10 vs. Phoenix…Firsts: game-winning goal at Minnesota on April 2, power play goal at Dallas on March 31, home goal on March 25 vs. Dallas, NHL goal on Nov. 5 at Detroit and NHL point (assisting on the game-winning goal) on Nov. 1 at Carolina…Made NHL debut on Oct. 25 at Philadelphia and registered two shots…AHL: Named to the AHL All-Rookie Team with Worcester and The Hockey News “East All-Rookie Team”...Playoffs: Scored the game-tying goal to send Game 3 of the WCSF into overtime…Became the third Sharks player to score his first two postseason goals in the same game (Sandis Ozolinsh and Marco Sturm) in WCQF Game 5…Made postseason debut in WCQF Game 1.
2008-09: Recorded a fighting major in this first professional game on April 3 at Albany…AHL Playoffs: Fourth on Worcester in plus/minus (plus-5)…OHL: Set career highs in goals (T-6th in OHL) and points (ninth in OHL)…T-15th in the league in assists, T-15th in power play assists (21) and T-5th in first goals (eight)…Named the Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 15…Member of the Eastern Conference All-Star Team...Voted for third “Best Defensive Forward” in OHL Coaches Poll...OHL Playoffs: Ranked second on team in points and assists.
2007-08: Attended Team Canada’s National Junior Championship Development Camp…Voted among the top three in smartest player (second overall), best playmaker (second) and best stick-handler (third) among OHL Eastern Conference skaters in the annual OHL Coaches Poll…T-1st on team in points and second in plus/minus (plus-9)…Playoffs: Three points in four games.
2006-07: Second on team in points, goals and power play goals (10)…Posted three points (goal and two assists) for the Eastern Conference All-Stars...Played in the 2007 CHL/NHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game…Playoffs: Led team in points and assists…World U-18: T-7th on team with four points in six games.
2005-06: Named to the OHL Second All-Rookie Team…Second in voting behind John Tavares for OHL Rookie of the Year…Among OHL rookies, points (third), assists (second) and goals (T-4th)…Second on team in power play goals (12)…Ottawa’s Rookie of the Year and Most Sportsmanlike Player…Participated in the 2006 ADT Canada Russia Challenge…World U-17: Tied for second on the team in goals and tied for third in points.
PERSONAL: “Cooch” lists these favorites: Steak and lobster (food); Hard worker (personal quality in others); Baseball (sport besides hockey); First NHL goal versus Detroit at The Joe (hockey moment); Calgary (NHL road city); Kings black (non-Sharks jersey); Slap Shot (hockey movie); The Office with Steve Carell (TV show); Man on Fire (movie); Michael Scott from The Office (TV character); Creasy from Man on Fire (movie character); Drake (musician)…Refuses to eat liver…Would be teaching physical education if he was not playing hockey in the NHL…If he could have dinner with anyone in history it would be Jackie Robinson and Drake…Hockey idol is Steve Yzerman…Biggest influence on his hockey career was his parents…Piece of equipment he gives the most attention to are his sticks…Names Patrick Marleau as the faster skater in the NHL…Thinks Brad Stuart is the hardest hitter in the NHL (“He got me 3 times in the last 2 years”)…Names Derek Joslin as the best teammate he’s ever had in his career…Thinks Dan Boyle or Brent Burns are the two worst-dressed Sharks (“It’s a toss up”)…Thinks Jason Demers is the best teammate to double date with.