PLAYOFFS: Had a team-high +3 rating in Game 3 vs. LAK on 4/22…Had a goal, assist, and +1 rating in Game 2 vs. LAK on 4/20…Registered an assist in Game 1 vs. LAK on 4/17…Making his fifth career postseason appearance…Already ranks 4th on the Sharks all-time playoff goals list (17).
2013-14 GAME NOTES: 4th on the team in points, 4th in assists and 3rd in goals, T-7th amongst all NHL forwards in blocked shots (68)...Has scored 20 goals in each of his last four seasons…Posted three assists on April 11 vs. Colorado…Scored a shorthanded goal, the only tally of the game, on March 16 at NY Rangers…Recorded one goal and two assists on March 8 vs. Montreal…Returned to the lineup on Feb. 27 at Philadelphia and scored twice…Missed 16 games due to injury…Had a career high four-game goal streak from Dec. 29 – Jan. 4 …Scored his 100th career goal, the game-winner, on Dec. 29 vs. Anaheim…Matched a career high with three helpers on Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis.
AHL All-Rookie Team (2010) NHL All-Rookie Team (2011)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012)
Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), September 18, 2012.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis