Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 19, 2005. Traded to Minnesota by San Jose for Minnesota's 5th round choice (Freddie Hamilton) in 2010 Entry Draft, June 21, 2010. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from Minnesota, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 1, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Traded to Toronto by Anaheim with Peter Holland for Jesse Blacker, Toronto's 2nd round choice (Marcus Pettersson) in 2014 Entry Draft and Anaheim's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Ondrej Kase) in 2014 Entry Draft, November 16, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Landshut (German-2), October 21, 2014.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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