Scored a goal and earned two assists at CAR (4/10) ... Recorded an assist at STL (4/8) ... Earned an assist vs. LA (3/25) ... Scored a goal at SJ (3/22) ...Scored a goal vs. PIT (3/10) ... Earned an assist vs. PHX (3/8) ... Earned an assist vs. PHI (3/2) ... Scored a goal and tallied five shots at BOS (3/1) ... Won 7 of 10 faceoffs at FLA (2/27) ... Registered five hits vs. DET (2/2) ... Scored a goal and led WSH in shots (6) and hits (5) at CBJ (1/30) ... Scored two goals at TB (1/9) ... Scored the GWG in the third period and was named the game's first star vs. NYR (12/27) ... Tallied an assist vs. ANA (12/23) ... Earned an assist vs. NJ (12/21) ... Scored a goal at PHI (11/17) ... Earned an assist vs. PHI (12/15) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist vs. NSH (12/7) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist vs. MTL (11/29) ... Scored a goal vs. OTT (11/27) ... Served as a healthy extra in nine games (11/5-11/22) ... Earned an assist vs. FLA (11/2)
WHL East First All-Star Team (2005) WHL Player of the Year (2005) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2005)
Missed majority of 2011-12 due to shoulder surgery and as a healthy reserve. Traded to Winnipeg by Washington for Danick Paquette and Winnipeg's 4th round choice (Thomas Di Pauli) in 2012 Entry Draft, July 8, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), October 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Washington, Janiuary 12, 2013.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp