2013-14: Split time between San Jose and Worcester (AHL). Led Worcester in goals (22), assists (21), and points (43) in 62 games with the club; set career highs in all three offensive categories. Was named Worcester’s MVP. Played 11 games in San Jose during 2013-14, averaging 10:19 TOI and posting two PIM’s and 13 shots. Recalled from Worcester on March 27. Recalled from Worcester Dec. 8. Had a five-game point streak (6-3=9) from Nov. 29 through Dec. 21. Played against his brother Dougie on Oct. 24 at Boston. Made NHL debut on Oct. 21 at Detroit and played 12:54. Recalled from Worcester on Oct. 20. Assigned to Worcester on Oct. 2.
2012-13: In his first professional season, was the only Worcester player to suit up in all 76 games. Led team in shorthanded goals (2) and game-winning goals (4). Scored his first professional goal vs. Portland (Johnson) on Nov. 9. Recorded his first two professional points (0-2=2) at Portland on Oct.19.
2011-12: Team’s alternate captain. Amongst all OHL players, he was 7th in assists (51), T-7th in game-winning goals (6), 8th in points (86), T-8th in power play goals (12), T-9th in power play assists (21), 14th in plus/minus (+29), T-16th in goals (35) and T-17th in shorthanded goals (3). CHL Player of the week on April 17. Participated in the 2011 SUBWAY Super Series where he posted five points (4-1=5) in two games vs. Russia. 3rd in OHL playoff scoring, T-4th in assists, T-5th in power play assists and T-11th in goals. World Jr.: 4th on the team in points and T-2nd in assists.
2010-11: 2nd on Niagara in points, 3rd in assists and goals. 6th on the team in plus/minus (+25). T-9th in OHL in game-winning goals. Had a 19-game point streak from Jan. 5-Feb. 18 with 30 points (14 goals). T-2nd on the team in playoff points. World Jr.: T-3rd on Team Canada in scoring. Selected as one of Team Canada’s top players in the tournament.
2009-10: 2nd on the team in goals and 3rd in points.
2008-09: 2nd amongst team rookies in points during the regular and postseason.
PERSONAL: “Hammer” lists these as his favorites: prime rib (food); ping pong (off-ice activity); basketball (favorite sport other than hockey); Scotland/England (favorite vacation spots). His celebrity friend is professional hockey player Matt Nieto. Hockey idol is Mats Sundin. Biggest influence on his hockey career is his parents. Favorite hockey memory is playing in the World Junior Championships with his brother, Dougie. His brother plays for the Boston Bruins. His mother, Lynn, was a member of the 1984 Canadian Women’s Olympic Basketball Team. His father, Doug, represented Canada’s rowing team in the 1984 and 1988.