Solid decision maker who shows good defensive abilities. Positions himself well in his zone and is showing improved offensive capabilities. He is generating more chances with his puck work and is showing he can provide complimentary scoring. One of the younger draftees, he is a minute eater on the backline, often logging 18-20 minutes per game in all situations. Although not overly tall, he handles the defensive side well due to improved dedication to conditioning. His on-ice decisions have help rocketed his point totals, as he now jumps in, stays back, contains, and times his hits so that there is little risk taking.