Has 5 multi-point games through Pittsburgh's first 31 games played. Prior to joining PIT, he averaged a multi-point game every 12.4 games (27/336) through his first 7 seasons.
Tied for 2nd among team forwards with 20 blocked shots.
Recorded his 4th multi-point game of the season Dec. 9 at NYR (1G-1A), surpassing his total in 62 games (3) during 2013-14.
Scored his 1st goal with Pittsburgh Oct. 28 vs. NJ.
Picked up his 1st point (assist) w/PGH Oct. 22 vs. Philadelphia
Logged 13:05 of TOI in his Penguins debut on Oct. 9 vs. ANA.
Scored a goal to pick up his 1st preseason point on Sept. 29 versus MIN.
Played for PIT assistant coach Rick Tocchet in Tampa Bay for parts of 2 seasons, including 2009-10, his best season in the NHL.
Set career-highs in GP (79), G (22), A (24), PTS (46) and PIM's (208) in 2009-10.
Highs: G: 2 A: 3 P: 3
SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct
REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 31GP 5G-10A-15PTS
Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia with Steve Eminger and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Alex Hutchings) in 2009 Entry Draft for Matt Carle and San Jose's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Simon Bertilsson) in 2009 Entry Draft, November 7, 2008. Traded to Colorado by Tampa Bay for Kyle Quincey, February 21, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to knee injury vs. Los Angeles, January 22, 2013. Traded to Philadelphia by Colorado for Maxime Talbot, October 31, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 2, 2014.