2012-13: Missed final eight games of the season with torn stomach muscle sustained on April 11 vs OTT… played his 400th career NHL game on March 2 vs. OTT… Scored his first goal as a Flyer on Feb. 1 vs. WSH… made his Flyers debut on Jan. 22 at New Jersey.
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2003) Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee injury in Team Canada Jr. training camp, December 12, 2003. Traded to Tampa Bay by NY Islanders for future considerations, June 25, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 5, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Heilbronn (German-2), November 14, 2012.
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