Damien is a 5’11” power forward that shoots left. Damien uses his natural offensive instincts to create chances for him and his teammates. He also possesses a very good shot and is able to use his quick release to surprise goalies.
Before playing college hockey in both Canada and the US, Damien played 4 years of Junior A hockey in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with his best year coming in his final 20-year-old season. Damien finished the year as the leading scorer on the Steinbach Pistons and had a particularly good month of October, being named MJHL player of the month and CJHL second star of the month accumulating 22 points in 11 games.
Damien attended the Edge school in Calgary for the last 3 years of high school playing for Edge in grades 10 and 11. In grade 11 he was a member of Edge Maroon, one of two edge teams to play in the Rural Alberta Midget Hockey League. His Edge Maroon team went on to win the league playoffs and captured the Fountain Tire Cup.
In grade 12 he made the jump to junior A for the AJHL’s Calgary Mustangs where he led the team in rookie scoring and finished 5th overall on the team. His success earned him the team’s most improved player award. His most successful junior season came in 2013-2014 where he posted 16 goals and 45 assists for 61 points and points per game average of 1.13. Those 61 points were good enough to see Damien finish 6th overall in MJHL scoring.
Damien attended the Saskatoon Blades training camp for 4 consecutive years which featured many NHL prospects including Stanley cup champion and Vezina trophy winner Braden Holtby. Damien opted to keep his NCAA options open and never took the chance to play in the WHL.
After his final season of junior, he attended SUNY Fredonia for a year of NCAA Division 3 hockey. Following that season, he played in the ACAC for 2 seasons for the SAIT Trojans and Red Deer College Kings. Struggling to find his scoring touch from junior, Damien wanted to play overseas.
In 2018 Damien played Division 2 in Sweden for Lindefallets SK. Overall it was a good season for Damien to get back on track. He tied for the team lead in goals with 16 and added 11 assists for 27 points in 32 games. Damien is back for his second season with Lindefallets and is looking to build on a strong season with currently 7 points in 6 games.