• Finished 3rd among Sabres skaters in average TOI per game (20:09)
• Scored a goal and logged 25:41 TOI in the season finale vs. NYI (4/13)
• Had points in two straight outings (1+1, 3/20-3/23)
• Netted a goal at DET (4/4) and at VAN (3/23)
• Contributed two assists vs. BOS (2/26)
• Blocked seven shots vs. CBJ (1/18)
• Scored his third goal of the season vs. FLA (1/9)
• Registered an assist at OTT (12/12), vs. BOS (12/19), at TOR (12/27), at CBJ (1/25) and at EDM (3/20)
• Logged a season-high 25:44 TOI and registered five shots vs. OTT (12/10)
• Credited with four shots on goal at MTL (12/7) and vs. NJD (1/4)
• Netted a goal at TOR (11/16)
• Contributed an assist and blocked four shots at SJS (11/5)
• Recorded an assist at FLA (10/25)
• Notched his first point as a Sabre and finished with a goal and an assist vs. TBL (10/8), his first multi-point game since Feb. 13, 2012 at MTL.
• Made his Sabres debut at PIT (10/5), logging 19:36 TOI and registering a team-high five blocked shots
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2007) WCHA First All-Star Team (2009) WCHA Player of the Year (2009) NCAA West First All-American Team (2009)
Signed as a free agent by Lahti (Finland), November 2, 2012. Traded to Buffalo by Carolina with Carolina's 2nd round choice (J.T. Compher) in 2013 Entry Draft for Andrej Sekera, June 30, 2013.
This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.