* Played his first game as a Winnipeg Jet on Oct. 9/11 vs. MTL (1-5L)
* Recorded his first point with the Jets on Oct. 13/11 at CHI (3-4L) assisting on a goal by Kyle Wellwood
* Recorded an assist on Mark Scheifele’s first career goal on Oct. 19/11 at TOR (3-4SOL)
OHL Second All-Star Team (2007) OHL First All-Star Team (2008) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2008)
Claimed on waivers by Winnipeg from Phoenix, October 6, 2011. Claimed on waivers by Phoenix from Winnipeg, October 27, 2011. Suffered cardiac arrest while playing in a pick-up hockey game, July 2, 2012. Officially announced his retirement, October 9, 2012.
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