The game of hockey has helped shape who I am today. From the different interactions with either coaches or teammates, to moving away at a young age and becoming more independent, this has helped reinforce my ability to cope with different situations, personalities, and responsibilities. I pride myself on not only working harder than my opponent, but working smarter as well. Being able to produce good numbers in both the athletic and the academic world is something that I have strived to do ever since I was a young kid. I will do whatever it takes to stay ahead of the competition both on the ice and in the classroom.