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...Games-played total (72) was his most since 2011-12 (79) and included his 400th career NHL appearance Mar. 7 at Nashville Totaled 14g-17a-31pts overall, including career-high six PPG Was third on Canes with 13g/fifth on club with 23pts at time of trade 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 streaks: Mar. 23-26 (1g-2a-3pts) and Oct. 24-Nov. 1 (2g-1a-3pts) Also had points in back-to-back games six times, most recently Mar. 31-Apr. 4 (2a) 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.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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