Has played in four of the last five games; made 2008-09 NHL debut November 21 vs. NY Islanders after completing conditioning assignment November 15...Was re-assigned to Lowell (AHL) for conditioning November 9 after being called-up/removed from Long Term Injury...Appeared in five AHL games and posted 12 penalty minutes...Originally placed on LTI October 28...Underwent successful minor corrective heart surgery on September 26...Is in his fourth pro season/fourth season with organization...Split 2007-08 campaign between AHL (63 games) and NHL (3) Devils...Twenty-two goals and 45 points were his most in three AHL seasons...Joined organization after four seasons at U. Minnesota (WCHA)...International experience included 2003 World Junior Championships.
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 23, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Augsburg (Germany), July 17, 2010. Signed as a free agrnt by Berlin (Germany), May 2, 2011.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs