Centre who began his NHL career with the St. Louis Blues after being drafted in the first round in 2010. In 2009, he won a gold medal representing Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
He attended the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Saskatchewan.
He was the leading scorer of the 2009-10 United States Hockey League season while with the Tri-City Storm.
His sister, Mandi, who played hockey at Yale, passed away as a result of leukemia in April 2011.
He and Vladimir Tarasenko are both former first round draft picks of the St. Louis Blues.