|BIRTHPLACE:||Regina, SK, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||EDM: 2008-22 overall|
|WHL East First All-Star Team (2008, 2010) WHL Player of the Year (2010) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2010) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2010) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012)|
Appeared in 78 games with the Oilers recording 76 points (34G, 42A), and 10 PIM...finished T-15th in NHL scoring...was named to 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa...was a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy...led the team in goals, assists and points...had team- high 20 multi-point games...posted 2 assists on Oct. 15 vs VAN...posted 2 assists on Oct. 17 vs NSH...had 2 assists on Oct. 22 vs NYR...had a goal and assist on Oct. 25 vs VAN...had his 3rd consecutive 2-point night with a goal and assist on Oct. 27 vs WSH...had a goal and assist on Nov. 13 @ CHI... had a goal and three assists on Nov. 19 vs CHI (1st time in career he had a 4-point game)...had two goals and an assist on Nov. 22 @ NSH...had a 6-game point streak snapped (8 points) on Dec. 10 @ CGY...scored 2 goals on Dec. 22 vs MIN...had a goal and assist on Dec. 26 @ VAN...he had a 6-game point streak (5G,3A) snapped on Dec. 31 @ NYI...he also had a 4-game goal streak from Dec. 17-26 (5G)...had 4 points (1G, 3A) and +4 on Feb. 2 vs CHI...had two goals including GTG with 39 seconds left on Feb. 4 vs DET... had a goal, two assists and 7 shots on goal on Feb. 21 @ CGY...had a goal and assist on Feb. 23 vs PHI...scored his 30th of the season on Mar. 6 @ SJ.
Appeared in 69 games with the Oilers recording 43 points (18G, 25A), -12 and 22 PIM...led the Oilers in points and was 2nd in goals...finished the season 6th in rookie scoring...played in his first NHL game on Oct. 7 vs CGY and had a goal and assist as well as named first star...scored his 2nd goal of the season (both SHG) on Oct. 23 vs. SJ... scored his 3rd goal of the season on Oct. 26 @ CGY...had a goal and assist on Oct. 29 @ CHI...had a goal and two assists and was +3 on Dec. 2 @ TOR...had a pair of goals and was +2 on Dec. 16 vs CBJ...returned from injury (suffered Jan. 1) and had 2 assists on Feb. 4 @ STL...had a goal and assist, 5 shots and was +2 on Feb. 7 @ NSH...had a goal and assist, was +2 and named 1st star on Feb. 23 @ COL
Appeared in 57 games with the Regina Pats in the WHL where he had 106 points (50G,56A)... led all WHL skaters in goals scored (50) and ranked second in the overall scoring race with 106 points... had the highest points-per-game average with 1.86 points per game in the league...won CHL Player of the Year...named WHL Player of the Year...won WHL’s Player-of-the-Month for September and October...played in 11 games for Springfield scoring 14 points (6G,8A)
Finished the season with the Pats appearing in 61 games collecting 74 points (35G,39A)...led the team in points...signed entry level contract with Edmonton...played nine games in Springfield posting three goals and six assists
Finished the year with a team high 42 goals and 75 points in 70 games with Regina...was 4th in WHL scoring...named to WHL East First All-Star Team...received Doc Seaman Trophy for WHL Scholastic Player of the Year
Made his WHL debut with the Pats scoring 55 points (28G,27A) in 66 games...won WHL Player of the Month in October...participated in CHL Top Prospects Game
Represented Canada at 2007 Canada Games in Whitehorse, Yukon...played in 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament...part of Team Canada’s gold-medal winning performance at the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Championship...finished the tournament with 10 points in seven games, second in team scoring...represented Canada in the 2009 World Junior Championship in Ottawa where he placed 3rd in tournament scoring with 13 points (6G,7A)...scored dramatic game-tying goal with 5.4 seconds left vs Russia to send game to overtime...also scored in shootout win vs Russia...won silver medal with Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championship in Regina...was an alternate captain...named player of the game vs Switzerland when he amassed five points (1G,4A)...in gold medal game vs USA his clutch scoring continued when he scored twice with three minutes remaining to send the game to overtime...his tying goal with 1:35 left made his Canada’s all-time leading goal scorer in the tournament with 14...named to Team Canada as an alternate for the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany...in his first game he collected five points (1G,4A) to be named Player of the Game vs Norway.