What is your earliest hockey memory? "My dad (Bobby) built two backyard rinks. My brother (Brendan), my sister (Alex) and I always went out there and had a blast. I remember those days. Those were really special. We had rinks in both Albany and New Jersey. I remember a little more of New Jersey, though, since I was older. Those were always fun nights." [Dad Bobby won two Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils as a forward in 1995 and as an assistant coach in 2003. Sister Alex plays for the Boston Pride (National Women’s Hockey League) and has represented USA in international tournaments.]
Why did you choose to play for Boston University? "I thought it was the best fit for me. Coach David Quinn (Cranston, R.I.) and the atmosphere that the staff gave off was really welcoming. I thought it would be best for my development and a place where I would be able to succeed and learn the most. It was the best place for me and I felt most comfortable there."