Was a healthy scratch in each of the last two games Nov. 22-25...Missed two games Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (shoulder)...Recorded PPA Oct. 27 vs. Columbus...Had points in two straight with 1a Oct. 10 at Washington & PPG in NJ debut Oct. 9 vs. Winnipeg...Signed one-year deal with NJ on Sept. 16...2014-15: Split eighth NHL season between Carolina (52 games) and Winnipeg (20); traded to Jets Feb. 25...GP total (72) included his 400th career NHL appearance Mar. 7 at Nashville Totaled 14g-17a-31pts overall, including career-high six PPG Recorded four multi-pt. games, including second career hat trick Oct. 11 at NY Islanders Also notched 2g-1a-3pts Nov. 28 at Pittsburgh, 1g-1a-2pts Jan. 8 vs. Buffalo and two assists Feb. 20 vs. Toronto Posted two season-high three-game point-scoring streak, most recently Mar. 23-26 (1g-2a-3pts) Also had points in back-to-back games six times Missed seven contests with upper body injury suffered Dec. 11 at Tampa Bay Made NHL playoff debut in WCQF vs. Anaheim.
Traded to Carolina by Toronto for Philippe Paradis, December 3, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Kladno (CzRep), September 17, 2012. Traded to Winnipeg by Carolina for Winnipeg's 5th round choice (Spencer Smallman) in 2015 Entry Draft and a 3rd round choice in 2016 Entry Draft, February 25, 2015.