NHL center who debuted with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2012, then joined the Washington Capitals midway through the 2013-14 season.
After playing with the developmental program of the U.S. National Ice Hockey Team, he played for the University of Michigan Wolverines.
He made the 2009-2010 Central Collegiate Hockey Association's All Rookie Team.
He was born and raised in Flower Mound, Texas.
In early 2014, he scored his first NHL goal against San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi.