CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2013-14 season
-Registered his 100th career NHL point on Jan. 24 vs. PHX
· Missed first half of the season due to an eye injury
· Recorded his 1st point of the season (1A) Mar. 5 @ CBJ
· Scored 1st goal of the season Mar. 20 vs. SJ
· Posted 1st multipoint game (1G, 1A) of the season Apr. 1 vs. CGY
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.