Center known as a good passer and playmaker who made his NHL debut during the 2010-2011 season with the Detroit Red Wings.
He played in the Ontario Hockey League for the Kingston Frontenacs.
He played for SaiPa in the SM-liiga in 2012-2013.
He was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
Goalie Chris Osgood was his teammate on the Red Wings.