|BIRTHPLACE:||Abington, PA, USA|
|DRAFTED:||PHX: 2004-199 overall|
|CCHA First All-Star Team (2008) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2008) Traded to Columbus by Phoenix for Alexandre Picard, March 3, 2010. Traded to NY Rangers by Columbus for Dane Byers, November 11, 2010. Missed 2011-12 due to knee injury at NY Rangers training camp, September 20, 2011. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers for Benn Ferriero, January 24, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Linkopings (Sweden), June 28, 2013.|
2011-12: Missed the entire season after he tore his ACL in training camp. 2010-11: Registered his first career NHL point with an assist while making his Rangers debut on Jan. 20 at Carolina. 2009-10: Made his NHL debut for Columbus on Apr. 5 at St. Louis.
2010-11 Ranked second on Connecticut in goals (21) and fifth in points (41). ... Registered 10 multi-point performances. ... Established a Connecticut franchise record with two shorthanded goals in a single period, and added two assists to tie the franchise mark for scoring in one period with four points in the first vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Jan. 16; His four points in the contest established a career-high, and tied the team’s season-high. ... Recorded a goal while making his Connecticut debut on Nov. 13 vs. Springfield, following his trade from Columbus in exchange for Dane Byers on Nov. 11. ... Led Springfield in shots on goal (46), tied for second in assists (six), ranked third in points (10) and fourth in goals (four) at the time of his trade. ... Tied for the team lead in playoff goals (3) and ranked third in points (5) in three playoff contests with Connecticut. 2009-10: Split the season between San Antonio and Syracuse, recording a career-high 26 goals and tying his career-high in scoring with 50 points in 76 games. ... Ranked third on San Antonio in goals (17) prior to his trade to Columbus. 2008-09: Established a career-high with 30 assists and 50 points in 76 games with San Antonio. ... Ranked second on the team in points and goals. 2007-08: Made his professional debut with San Antonio on April 16 in the 2008 Calder Cup Playoffs vs. Toronto, and notched a hat trick in his second professional game vs. Toronto on April 18.
Appeared in 163 career games over four seasons with the University of Michigan Wolverines of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), registering 78 goals and 96 assists for 174 points, along with 131 penalty minutes. 2007-08: Established collegiate career-highs in goals (30), points (56), shorthanded goals (4), game-winning goals (7), and plus/minus rating (plus-27). ... Ranked second on Michigan in goals and points, behind Hobey Baker Award winner Kevin Porter. ... Ranked third on the team in assists. ... Tied for third in the NCAA in points. ... Named a Second Team All-American, NCAA All-Regional Team (East) and All-CCHA First Team All-Star. ... Captured CCHA regular season and tournament titles with Michigan, and advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four. 2006-07: Ranked fourth on the team in points (45) and goals (18), third in assists (27) and led the club in shots on goal (163). 2005-06: Tied for third on the team in points (38), fifth in goals (12) and ranked third in assists (26). 2004-05: Made his collegiate debut with Michigan on Oct. 8 at the Lefty McFadden Tournament, recording one assist in the contest. ... Advanced to the CCHA Conference Championship with Michigan.
2004: Captured a silver medal with Team USA at the 2004 IIHF Under-18 World Championship.
Is one of only two players in NHL history, along with Mike Richter, to come from Abington, Pa.
June 26, 2004 – Selected by Phoenix with seventh-round choice, No. 199 overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. March 3, 2010 -- Traded by Phoenix to Columbus in exchange for Alexandre Picard. Nov. 11, 2010 -- Traded by Columbus to N.Y. Rangers in exchange for Dane Byers.
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 1 on Jan. 20, 2011, at Carolina
MOST POINTS, GAME: 1 on Jan. 20, 2011, at Carolina
MOST PIM, GAME: 2 on Jan. 22, 2011, at Atlanta
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 4 on Jan. 20, 2011, at Carolina
FIRST NHL GAME: April 5, 2010 (Columbus at St. Louis)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Jan 20, 2011 at Carolina