The freshman defenseman from Anchorage, Alaska, moved into regular duty among the top six of the Mavericks’ talented corps of blueliners. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound, 19-year-old was a two-time All-USHL second-teamer with Fargo, and in three seasons with the Force had 20 goals and 50 assists in 161 games. He was drafted in the fifth round, 127th overall, by Anaheim last summer. He picked up his second career assist in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Colorado College. He carries a plus-1 rating after going plus-4 against the Tigers, and has 35 penalty minutes.
Q: Has the transition to college hockey been about what you’ve expected?