- Native of Canton, Mich.
- Played Tier I youth hockey for HoneyBaked and two years of USHL hockey for the Chicago Steel and Omaha Lancers
- Former captain of the Michigan State Spartans
- Awarded Big Ten Medal of Honor and the Big Ten Sportsmanship Awards in his senior season of 2013-14
- 5 yeat professional hockey career included time in the AHL, the ECHL and Norway’s top professional league