CAREER NOTES: Played 17 NHL games on three recalls (Jan. 27, Feb. 8 and March 10) in his first professional season in 2013-14… Made his NHL debut on Jan. 28, 2014 in Winnipeg, recording his first career point/assist on a second-period goal… Scored his first career NHL goal on March 27, 2014 vs. Buffalo… Wore No. 84 for the Preds in 2013-14, the second-highest number worn in franchise history… Tied for seventh among 2013-14 AHL rookies, tied for 20th among all skaters and led Milwaukee in goals (25) despite missing 14 of Milwaukee's games due to his time in the NHL… Ranked fourth on the Admirals and tied for 16th among AHL rookies in points (44) in 2013-14… Tied for first among AHL rookies, and for fourth among all skaters, in game-winning goals (6)… One of three rookies named to the 2014 AHL All-Star Team that took on Farjestads BK in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic… Served as captain of the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) for the second consecutive season in 2012-13, and was named team MVP… Ranked second on the Rockets in points per game (1.10), posting 67 points (28g-39a) in 61 games... Finished the 2012-13 season ranked ninth in WHL plus/minus rating (+43)… Tied for fourth in the WHL in shorthanded assists (3), and 10th in shorthanded points (5) in 2012-13... Missed 11 regular-season games and the playoffs due to injury in 2012-13… Ranked second on Kelowna in goals (26), and tied for third in points (41) in 2011-12… Paced the 2011-12 Rockets in power-play goals (13) and tied for the team lead in shorthanded markers (2)… Captained Team Orr to a 2-1 victory at the 2012 Home Hardware Top Prospects Game… An alternate captain for Team WHL at the 2011 Subway Super Series… Took part in the NHL’s Research and Development Camp in August 2011… Ranked sixth among 2010-11 WHL rookies in plus/minus rating (+15), and 12th in points (17g-24a-41pts)… Recorded 23 points (9g-14a) in the final 19 games of his rookie WHL season… Ranked eighth among WHL rookies in points during the 2011 playoffs (3g-3a-6pts)… Acquired by Kelowna from Saskatoon in January 2010… Led Westside (BCHL) rookies in points (6g-16a-22pts) in 2009-10… A teammate of 2011 No. 1 overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the Vancouver NW Giants of the BC Hockey Major Midget League in 2008-09... Ranked fifth in the BCMML in points (30g-24a-54pts) in 2008-09… Says he models his game after Ryan Kesler and Mike Fisher… On Twitter @Colton_es15.