CCHA Second All-Star Team (2006, 2007) CCHA First All-Star Team (2008) NCAA West First All-American Team (2008)
Traded to Nashville by Minnesota with Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Charles-Olivier Roussel) in 2009 Entry Draft for Marek Zidlicky, July 1, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Nashville, March 3, 2010.
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