The 24-year-old has 20 career points and 86 career penalty minutes in 160 NHL games with the Florida Panthers and the Kings. He has also appeared in six NHL playoff games, collecting two penalty minutes.
The Strathmore, Alta., native was originally drafted by the Panthers in the first round, 10th overall, of the 2007 NHL Draft.
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday