2010-11: Had a fighting major and was plus-2 in 9:31 of playing time on Jan. 15 vs. St. Louis. ... Earned his first fighting major (Tanner Glass) on Jan. 3 vs. Vancouver. ... Made NHL debut on Dec. 29 at Minnesota and tied for the team lead with three hits.
2010-11: Became first Worcester Sharks player to record two consecutive 10-goal, 10-fight seasons (14 goals, 10 fighting majors). ... Scored six power play goals and two game winners. 2009-10: First player in Worcester Sharks history to record double digits in goals and fighting majors (13). ... Amongst AHL rookies, was T-3rd in goals and ninth in PIM (third on Sharks). ... One of two rookies in team history to record 20 goals. Tied for third on the team in postseason points...Had a three-assist game in playoffs at Manchester on May 1.
2008-09: Split the season between Kitchener and Belleville (OHL). ... Tied for ninth in the OHL in power play goals (15) and tied for 19th in goals. ... Scored a hat trick Jan. 9 vs. Kingston. ... Had a 10-game point streak from Jan. 3 to Jan. 30 (13, seven goals and six assists). ... Tied for second on Belleville and 15th in the league in postseason goals. ... Scored goals in four consecutive playoff games from March 25 to April 3. 2007-08: Finished fourth on the Sarnia Sting in PIM. ... Appeared in all 20 playoff games. 2006-07: Registered 15 points in 55 games for Sarnia. 2005-06: Finished seventh on Sarnia as a rookie in PIM. 2004-05: Made a brief appearance in the OHL with eight games for Sarnia.
Nicknamed "Mash". ... Lists these favorites: Anything country (musician); Comedy movies (movie); “How I Met Your Mother” (television show); Seth Rogen (actor); Jessica Biel (actress); Chicago (NHL road city); golf (sport other than hockey); his cottage (vacation spot); barstoolsports.com (website); lamb (food); Call of Duty (video game); Christmas (holiday); Settlers of Catan (board game). ... likes to golf and play video games in his spare time. ... has a pet dog. ... first job: golf course maintenance. ... Most memorable NHL moment: first game. ... hockey idol is Jarome Iginla. ... Golf handicap is 8 and he likes to play at Los Cabo in Mexico. ... Started skating at four and playing hockey at five. ... Would have been a professional golfer if not for hockey. ... His sister played Canadian Interuniversity Hockey for Waterloo University.
March 3, 2009 -- Signed by San Jose as an undrafted free agent. Jan. 16, 2013 -- Traded to Rangers by San Jose in exchange for Tommy Grant and a conditional draft pick.