Recorded 3-5-8 in 34 games with NSH...Ranked fifth on the team in hits with 46...Scored a goal vs. CGY, Mar. 13... Notched a goal at LAK, Jan. 31...Recorded his first goal of the season at ANA, Jan. 26.
Played in 35 games with NSH and COL, recording 3-4-7 and 28 PIM...Collected 3-4-7 in 25 games with the Predators after being acquired on Jan. 19...Scored a goal at COL in the regular season finale on Apr. 7...Notched a goal vs. COL, Mar. 12...Collected 1-1-2 at NSH, Jan. 31...2012 Playoffs: Appeared in all 10 of NSH’s postseason games, recording 1-1-2 and six PIM...Scored a goal at PHX in Game 1 of the WCSF on Apr. 27...Had an assist in Game 1 of the WCQF vs. DET on Apr. 11.
Established career highs in games (71), goals (12), assists (10) and points (22) with COL...Had three power-play goals, one GWG and one SHG...His 77 hits ranked seventh on the team...Scored twice, including a SHG, vs. DAL on Apr. 8 and scored a goal at DAL the night before...Appeared in his 100th NHL game on April 5, 2011 at St. Louis...Netted a pair of goals vs. STL, Jan. 24...Had 1-1-2 vs. CHI, Dec. 13...Recorded a PPG at TBL, Dec. 4...Scored the GWG vs. STL, Nov. 15... Notched a goal vs. CGY, Nov. 9 and collected 1-1-2 vs. DAL, Nov. 6...Scored at CGY, Oct. 28...Had a goal at PHI, Oct. 11.
Recorded 11-8-19 in 32 games as a rookie with COL...Had a plus-5 rating and 22 PIM...Led all NHL rookies in goals per game (.34) and ranked fourth in points per game (.59) (minimum 20 games)...Missed the first two months of the season with an injury...Posted a career high in power-play goals (4) with two coming on Dec. 31 at DET, his first career multi-goal game...Had five multi-point games...Scored a pair of goals vs. STL, Feb. 8...Had a goal and was a plus-3 vs. COL, Feb. 10...Scored twice vs. CBJ, Feb. 2...Collected two assists at DAL, Jan. 29...Recorded a three-game point streak (1-2-3) from Jan. 18-24, including the GWG vs. NSH, Jan. 22...Notched 1-1-2 at BUF, Jan. 9 and scored a goal the night before at CAR...Scored his first career goal vs. ANA, Dec. 22...2010 Playoffs: Recorded 2-2-4 in six playoff games...Scored a goal vs. SJS in Game 6 of the WCQF on Apr. 24...Posted 1-1-2 at SJS in Game 2 of the WCQF on Apr. 16.
Helped Boston University (HEA) win the 2009 NCAA National Championship... Amassed 108 points (45g-63a) in 139 games with the Terriers from 2005-09...Ranked among the Top-10 Hockey East skaters in goals (tied for fourth, 20), points (sixth, 43) and assists (tied for seventh, 23)...As a senior also paced BU in penalty minutes (118) and shots (131).
Ranked sixth on Boston University in goals (11) and points (23) in his junior season.
Posted 5-6-11 in 18 games with BU...Missed 21 of the Terrier’s 39 games due to injury as a sophomore...Scored the overtime winner in a 3-2 victory over Vermont in the third and decisive game of the 2007 Hockey East quarterfinals, becoming the first player in league history to tally more than one overtime goal in the Hockey East playoffs (also had OT winner in 2006 Hockey East title game against Boston College).
The 2006 Hockey East Rookie of the Year after tying for eighth among all NCAA freshmen in assists and tying for 12th in points, in addition to leading the conference in both categories...Finished the season with 9-22-31 and 59 PIM in 39 games... Named to the 2006 Inside College Hockey All-Rookie Team, Hockey East All-Rookie Team and named Rookie of the Year by the New England Hockey Writers’ Association.
Recorded 20-42-62 and 92 PIM in 43 games with Coquitlam of the BCHL...Led the team in points and assists...Recorded 6-1-7 in seven playoff games.
Recorded 31-38-69 and 87 PIM in 56 games...Named to the 2004 BCHL All-Rookie Team and competed in the BCHL All- Star Game...Ranked second on the team in goals and third in points.
Nickname is “Yipper”...His favorite player growing up was Cliff Ronning...Other favorites include: “D2” (movie), Avicii (music) and Bahamas (vacation spot)...Lists Muhammad Ali as the person he would most like to meet...Works closely with several anti-bullying campaigns.