Has 2a over last four games...DND Apr. 4 vs. Wsh. & missed two games Mar. 31-Apr. 1 (lower body)...Scored 2nd career GWG Mar. 4 vs. Det...Had points in back-to-back games Jan. 21-24 (1g-1a-2pts); appeared in 100th NHL game/scored goal Jan. 24 vs. Wsh...Scored first goal of season Dec. 18 vs. Ott.; activated off I.R. earlier in day...Missed 11 games Nov. 25-Dec. 14 (ankle)...Also missed two games Nov. 10-12 (sore foot); had played in 65 consecutive games dating back to Apr. 7, '12...2012-13: One of six players Devils to see action in all 48 games…Recorded 4g-10a-14pts overall; scored all four goals and 11 of 14 points at home…Total included points in back-to-back games three times…Recorded two two-point games: 1g-1a Apr. 20 vs. Fla. and two assists Jan. 31 vs. NYI for first career multiple-point effort…Notched 2g-3a-5pts in 11 games with Albany (AHL)...Served squad as alternate captain…Represented U.S. at 2013 World Champ. (3g); helped team capture Bronze Medal.
Signed to an ATO (amateur tryout) contract by Albany (AHL), April 12, 2006. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 26, 2010.
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