PLAYOFFS: Made his NHL postseason debut last season with San Jose, playing in all seven games of last year’s series against Los Angeles.
2013-14 GAME NOTES: Set career highs in games played (25), goals (3), assists (2) and points (5)…Recalled to San Jose on April 8…Registered 25 points (6-19=25) and 72 penalty minutes in 45 games with Worcester (AHL)…Recorded his first career assist on Jan. 9 vs. Detroit…Extended goal-scoring streak to three games with a goal on Jan. 2 vs. Edmonton…Scored a goal in back-to-back games for the first time in his career with his tally on Dec. 31 at Anaheim…Scored his first career NHL goal on Dec. 29 vs. Anaheim…Recalled to San Jose on Dec. 28…Reassigned to Worcester on Oct. 19…Recalled to San Jose on Oct. 15.
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 27, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 14, 2011. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 2, 2012.
The biggest part for us is that it's a home game. We know how special the fans here are and how much the fan base has grown in the last decade, and how passionate they are. I don't think a lot of people around the hockey world know that or appreciate that yet, and I think that it's great that this city is getting recognition for how passionate they are about hockey.
— Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic