• Top rookie goal scorer in the NHL
• 27 goals scored in 14/15 season
• 4th among rookies with 48 points
• 2nd among NHL rookies with a +16 goals for/against average.
• Selected for NHL All-Star weekend
• World Championship – gold medal setting new scoring record for Bandits
• 55 goals, 58 assists and overall total points of 113 for Buffalo Bandits
• National Lacrosse League (NLL) goal-scoring title and third-place finish in the scoring race
• 1 of 3 finalists for the MVP Award for the 2015 National Lacrosse League
• Selected by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted rookie
• Played three games with the Colts, rushing for 2 yards; receiving for 18 yards and returning kick offs for 151 yards and making one tackle on special teams
The Athlete of the Year Award was launched in 1999 to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of local athletes from Kitchener, Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich. Some of the previous recipients of this prestigious award include Lennox Lewis, Scott Stevens, Sarah Pavan, Andrew Poje & Kaitlyn Weaver and Kelly Vanderbeek.
For a full history of this community event, please visit athleteoftheyear.ca