CAC U18AAA (AEHL)
“6’1” 160 Pounds
2005 DOB – Forward
Tell us about your hometown, family and hobbies.I was born and raised in Edmonton. My family is my younger brother Nikolai “Niko”, and my dad Shaun. I lost my mom on September 15, 2021 after a short battle with breast cancer. Besides my immediate family, I have a very large extended family.
My hobbies are sports in general. I enjoy playing basketball and golf. I am also interested in music and pop culture in general.
How did you originally begin playing hockey (what age as well) and what is your favourite memory from when you were younger?
I started skating lessons when I was 4 and then started initiation hockey when I was 5. Going to outdoor ice and playing shinny has always been a favourite memory.
Who is your favourite NHL player and who do you model your game after? Why?
My favourite NHL player is Jack Hughes or Leon Draisaitl. I model my game after Kirby Dach or Taylor Hall as they are both big tall skilled forwards who, despite their height, can play a speedy and finesse game using their skating ability and skill.
What team do/did you play for? What was your favorite part from the season?
For the 2021-22 season I played for CAC U18AAA. My favourite part would be going on road trips with the team. For the coming season, I am going to try out for the Spruce Grove Saints. Should I not make it I will play for the U18AAA Jr Oilers
What are your top goals as a student athlete? Why are they your top goals?
I want to take hockey as far as I can but also get a Law degree and become a corporate lawyer.
How important is school from your perspective? Why is it that way?
It’s very important because hockey is unpredictable and you never know what can happen. It’s important to have an education to rely on for the future. Hockey isn’t forever.
What would it mean to you to play at the NCAA or Pro level?
It would mean a lot it has been my dream for a long time.
What separates you as a player or person? How do you continue to get better?
As a player I am becoming more versatile and able to fit in any place in the line-up where I can be useful in different ways. As a person I’m very determined to win and the fear of loss motivates me. I’m very outgoing making me a verbal leader interacting with my teammates.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports careers (community, team, success, etc.)
I want to have an impact in helping build or continue a winning culture on whatever team I play for.
One fun fact about yourself.Besides playing multiple sports growing up I took piano lessons and still occasionally play. I would love to learn how to play the guitar.