Q: How are you enjoying Dundee?.
A: I’m a big fan of Dundee, glad to be back.
Q: How does it compare to other places you lived?
A: It’s a nice city, living in France was a cool experience and I miss Providence where I went to school but Dundee has a lot to offer.
Q: What’s the best part about living in Dundee?
A: We have a really nice view of the Tay River Bridge from our flat this year.
Q: What made you want to extended your stay with the Stars? A: We had some success last year and I enjoyed being here so when I had the opportunity to go to school this year I was excited to resign.
Q: Do you have a second career off the ice and how easy is it to manage both?
A: Currently I’m pretty busy with school and hockey so I am just focusing on doing well in both aspects.
Q: Is there anything you miss about your hometown?
A: I more so miss being in Canada, I’m proud to be Canadian and St. Catharines is a great place to grow up.
Q: What is your favourite moment with the Stars so far? A: Making the final four last year and playing in Nottingham was definitely the best moment I’ve had so far.
Q: Who/what made you want to play hockey? A: Most kids grow up playing hockey and my dad was a big hockey fan, so I just started when I was young and stuck with it.
Q: What is your pre-game meal and rituals? A: I usually make a pretty good chicken parm and I don’t have any rituals really, just playing two-touch.
Q: What’s the weirdest pre-game ritual you’ve seen? A: Emerson takes off all gear in between periods, that’s a wild move.
Q: What do you do to drive yourself to get better every day/season? A: I take pride in the fact that I have the opportunity to play hockey still, so everyday I’m on the ice I work hard to continue to be able contribute to help the team win.
Q: Who is the best player you have played with? A: Vinny Scarsella or Matt Lorito (They played 4 years together at Brown University in the NCAA, Matt now plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins and iced twice for the Detroit Red Wings last season.)
Q: What is it like to play in the North American university leagues and having to manage hockey with your studies? A: In my undergrad I was able to manage being a student-athlete well, you just have to stay on top of things. This year it’s going well, it’s a great opportunity so I’m trying to get as much out of it as possible.
Q: How does the Elite League compare with other leagues?
A: The Elite league has definitely improved over the past few years and I think the results you see in the Champion’s league, show how much that is the case.
Q: How do you deal with the long travel journeys? A: I have a foam mat for the floor and sleeping bag, I just try to sleep as much as possible or get some school work done.
Q: What is your favourite arena/city to play away in? A: It’s always fun to play in Fife with the big crowds but I enjoy playing in Nottingham’s arena.
Q: What NHL team did you grow up supporting?
A: Toronto Maples Leafs.
Q: What’s your favourite moment from your career?
A: Making the finals of the ECAC in college or making it to the final four last year.
Q: Where do you want to be in 10 years?
A: Couldn’t say for sure, hopefully involved in hockey some way or another.
Q: What’s the best thing about the Dundee Stars fans?
A: They are passionate about the team and it is always fun to play in front of them.