Scouting Report: Plays a high level of hockey ... Possesses great hockey intellect ... Moves the puck well and is strong both offensively and defensively ... A hard-working player with strong leadership qualities.
Helped lead Shattuck to a second consecutive Tier I National Championship as a senior ... Appeared in 57 games, posting an 11-30-41 scoring effort from the blueline ... Was his team's top scoring defenseman ... In 54 games as a junior, owned a 3-8-11 scoring line with 18 PIM ... Helped SSM to a Tier I National Championship in 2011 as well, when he was a teammate of current Spartan freshman Tanner Sorenson ... Current Director of Hockey Operations Adam Nightingale was his Midget AA coach at Shattuck before Nightingale returned to MSU, his alma mater ... Was ranked No. 71 on the final list of North American Skaters released by NHL Central Scouting in advance of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Tom Anastos: "John has a very strong skill set and plays with a high hockey IQ. He skates and moves the puck really well and is a very responsible defensive player. More importantly, he has incredible work habits, is highly competitive, and has excellent leadership ability."