Led WSH in shots (6) at COL (11/20) ... Earned an assist vs. CBJ (11/11) ... Scored a power-play vs. CAR (11/8) ... Earned an assist vs. CGY (11/2), extending his point streak to four games ... Scored a goal for the third consecutive game vs. ARI (11/2) ... Scored a PPG at TB (11/1) ... Scored a goal vs. DET (10/29) ... Recorded four hits at EDM (10/22) ... Registered four hits and won 4 of 4 faceoffs (100.0%) in 22:10 of ice time vs. FLA (10/18) ... Earned two assists vs. NJ (10/16) ... Scored the game-tying goal in the third period vs. SJ (10/14) ... Registered three hits in 17:41 of ice time at BOS (10/11) ... Earned an assist vs. MTL (10/9).
WHL East First All-Star Team (2006) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2006) AHL All-Rookie Team (2007) AHL Second All-Star Team (2007)
Traded to Washington by Chicago for Washington's 1st round choice (Phillip Danault) in 2011 Entry Draft, June 24, 2011.
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