|BIRTHPLACE:||Boston, MA, USA|
|DRAFTED:||PHX: 2006-196 overall|
|Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2006) Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 23, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 13, 2012. Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh for Chad Kolarik, January 24, 2013. Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with Columbus' 6th round choice (previously acquired) in 2014 Entry Draft for Justin Falk, June 30, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 12, 2013.|
2011-12: His 35 games played and 7 goals were both NHL career highs. 2010-11: Tied for ninth on the team in plus/minus (plus-8). ... Recalled from Worcester on April 9 and appeared in the final game of the season for San Jose. ... Scored the game-winning goal on Jan. 22 vs. Minnesota. ... Recorded his first career fighting major (Ian Cole) on Jan. 15 vs. St. Louis…Scored his first career power play goal on Dec. 30 at Chicago. ... Recalled from Worcester on Nov. 27 and scored a goal at Edmonton that night. ... Appeared in his first NHL game of the season on Nov. 6 vs. Tampa Bay. 2009-10: Scored first NHL goal at Anaheim on Oct. 3. The players who got assists, Jason Demers and Frazer McLaren, also registered their first NHL points on that play. This was only the second time in the last 29 seasons that three players got their first NHL point on the same goal. The last time it happened was on Oct. 4, 2007, when the Coyotes Daniel Winnik scored against St. Louis with assists from Martin Hanzal and Craig Weller.
2011-12: Was a point-per-game player with Worcester Sharks, scoring 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in 20 regular-season games 2010-11: Posted 33 points in 43 games with Worcester. ... Made his playoff debut on April 29, his 24th birthday, vs. Detroit in WCSF Game 1. He became the first player ever to score an overtime goal in the playoffs on his birthday and is the first player to score an overtime goal in his playoff debut since Niko Dimitrakos did so with the Sharks on April 8, 2004 vs. St. Louis. ... 2009-10: Tied for sixth amongst rookies in points and was named AHL co-Player of the Month for December. ... Tied for the team
lead in goals.
2008-09: Ranked third on Boston College in points, PIM and second in shots (123). ... Recipient of the Pike’s Peak Hockey Club Scholarship. 2007-08: Earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Hockey East Tournament after he notched six points (four goals) and three game-winners. 2006-07: Earned the program’s William J. Flynn Coaches Award. ... Captured Hockey East All-Tournament accolades...Finished the season with a plus-19…Narned Hockey East Player of the Week on Jan. 13. 2005-06: Earned Hockey East All-Rookie Team honors. ... Shared the program’s Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award with Brett Motherwell. ... Twice earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors on Dec. 12 and Jan. 9.
2005: Member of the U.S. National Under-18 Team that captured the gold medal at the 2005 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. ... Played on the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that finished fourth at the Under-18 Junior World Cup. 2003: Played on the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that won the championship at the 2003 Under-17 Five Nations Cup.
Lists these favorites: Red Hot Chili Peppers (musician); “Happy Gilmore” (movie); “Two and a Half Men” (television show); Boston Bruins (NHL team while growing up); Boston (NHL road city); Boston Red Sox (professional/collegiate team); baseball (sport other than hockey); The Grill (San Jose restaurant); NHL.com (website); seafood (food); Halo (video game); Christmas (holiday); Sports Illustrated (magazine); Trouble (board game). ... Likes to go fishing in his spare time. ... Has one dog named Calvin. ... First job: clam digger. ... Most memorable NHL moment: first game (Oct. 1, 2009 at Colorado). ... Hockey idol is Peter Forsberg. ... Favorite professional athlete is baseball's Dustin Pedroia. ... Involved with Cookies for Kids Cancer, an organization that raises funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. ... Hidden talent is his ability to cook. ... Started skating at four and playing hockey at 5. ... Would have been a commercial fisherman if not for hockey. ... Younger brother, Cody, drafted by San Jose in the fifth round (127th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
June 24, 2006 -- Selected by Phoenix in the seventh round, No. 196 overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Sept. 1, 2009 -- Signed with San Jose as an unrestricted free agent. July 13, 2012 -- Signed with Pittsburgh as an unrestricted free agent. Jan. 24, 2013 -- Traded by Pittsburgh to Rangers in exchange for Chad Kolarik.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 4 from Nov. 27, 2010, to Dec. 4, 2010 (three goals andone assist)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 2 (twice) (last -- Jan. 2, 2012, to Jan. 4, 2012 (two goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 2 from Dec. 13, 2010, to Dec. 15, 2010 (two assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 1 (14 times) (last -- Feb. 10, 2012) (San Jose vs. Chicago) (Crawford)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 1, (eight times) (last -- Jan. 12, 2012) (San Jose at Winnipeg)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 1, (22 times) Feb. 10, 2012) (San Jose vs. Chicago)
MOST PIM, GAME: 5 on Jan. 15, 2011 (San Jose vs. St. Louis)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 6 on Dec. 13, 2010 (San Jose vs. Dallas)
FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 1, 2009 (San Jose at Colorado)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 3, 2009 (San Jose at Anaheim) (Hiller)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 19, 2009 (San Jose at N.Y. Rangers)
CAREER IN THE SHOOTOUT