PRIOR TO MSU: Spent the 1999-2000 campaign with Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL, coached by former Spartan Harvey Smyl ? Ranked ninth in the BCHL and 34th in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League with 51-44--99 in 49 regular season games ? 51 goals ranked third in the BCHL and tied for 10th in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League ? Helped Chilliwack to first league title since 1995 and a bronze medal at Canada?s junior A national tournament, the Royal Bank Cup ? Broke the BCHL postseason scoring record by totaling 18-28--46 points in 20 playoff games ? 28 postseason assists paced BCHL ? Also racked up 110 penalty minutes in the regular season ? Played with the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 1998-99 ? Finished ninth on that team in scoring with 24-23--47 in 70 games in addition to 81 penalty minutes.
WITH TEAM USA: Attended the 2000 U.S. National Junior Team evaluation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y ? Candidate for the team that will represent the U.S. at the IIHF 2001 World Junior Championships in Moscow.
PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1982 ? Business/communications major ? Future ambition is to play professional hockey and start his own record label ? Graduated from Sardis HS in Chilliwack, B.C. ? Two-time MVP of high school basketball team (1997 and 1998) ? Goes by the nickname ?J.J.? ? Favorite NHL player is Pittsburgh?s Jaromir Jagr ? Biggest hockey influence is the New Jersey Devils? Scott Gomez ? Son of Howard Jackson and Patti Redpath ? Father is a former world kickboxing and full-contact karate champion and has provided personal security for entertainers such as Chuck Norris.
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