As a young player growing up in the Bay Area, my father played hockey with the San Jose Sharks.
I grew up with a passion for the sport.
I loved to skate and I loved playing hockey.
So when I was 14 years old, I decided I wanted to play for the San Antonio Rampage.
I joined the team’s development program, a team that helped me get my feet wet in the game.
I played for three seasons and earned my first professional hockey contract in 2014.
The following year, I was selected in the second round (11th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
My career has taken me to the AHL (San Antonio Rampage) and the NHL (Colorado Avalanche).
My favorite part of the job is the fans and the atmosphere at the game, so I am so thankful that I was able to wear a green jersey.
I think it’s an iconic color for me and it has been one of the most memorable moments of my life.
As a young athlete, you have to be committed to your craft to play.
The San Antonio Stars have been so supportive of me, and I am really thankful for that.
I am a big fan of the San Francisco Sharks, and this year I will be going there as well.