Posted career-high 3rd assist/point of season Apr. 10 at Ott...Returned to lineup Apr. 5 at Car...Missed five games Mar. 22-Mar. 31 (upper body); had played in two straight Mar. 18-20...Recalled from Albany (AHL) for 2nd time on Mar. 18...Saw action in nine of 12 games during first call-up from Dec. 2-27...Posted first career NHL multi-pt. game with 2a Dec. 7 at NYR...Made NHL season debut Dec. 2 at Mtl...Has 13g-13a-26pts in 49 games for the A-Devils this season...Totaled 3g-2a-5pts over last seven AHL games...Recorded three multiple-point games: 1g-3a-4pts Nov. 30 vs. Bri., 1g-2a-3pts Nov. 23 at Adk. & 2g Oct. 14 vs. Adk...Had season-high four-game scoring streak Nov. 16-23 (2g-4a-6pts)...2012-13: Split campaign between Alb. (57 games) and NJD (6)...AHL totals showed 7g-16a-23pts & team-leading 106 PIM...Spent 4 seasons with Oilers’ organization, making NHL debut Nov. 26, ‘08…Signed with Edm. as a free agent on Aug. 28, ‘06…Brother, Tom, plays for Canucks’ organization.
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 28, 2006. Traded to New Jersey by Edmonton for future considerations, July 9, 2009.
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