Forward who debuted in the NHL with the Washington Capitals in 2011, then joined the Dallas Stars in 2012.
He played in the Western Hockey League for the Swift Current Broncos.
He was picked in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.
He grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
His first NHL goal came against Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward in 2011.