- Scored his third game-winning goal of the season on Dec. 19 vs. NSH
- Ranks tied for first (Stamkos & Filppula) on the Bolts with three power play goals
- Tied a career-best with three assists on Oct. 10 vs. FLA
- Scored his first goal of the season while on the power-play on Oct. 5 at CHI
- Scored the overtime winner in Detroit on Nov. 9
AHL All-Rookie Team (2008) AHL First All-Star Team (2008)
Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, April 27, 2007. Traded to Tampa Bay by Los Angeles with Florida's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Brock Beukeboom) in 2010 Entry Draft for Jeff Halpern, March 3, 2010.