WORTH NOTING: Has hit the 25-point plateau for the 2nd consecutive season.
* Tied for 4th on PIT with 9 Bks.
* Recorded his first playoff assist with PIT in Game 1 at NYR.
2014-15 REGULAR SEASON:
* Was 1 of 2 PIT skaters to play all 82 games.
* His 45 blocked shots ranked 3rd among PIT forwards.
* 5 of his 9 goals had been the 1st goal of the game.
* Logged a season-high 20:13 of TOI Dec. 2 vs. NJ, which marked just the 5th time in his career Spaling skated more than 20:00 minutes in a game.
* Scored his first goal with PIT Oct. 22 vs. PHI. Finished with 2PTS (1G-1A) - tying a career high.
* Appeared in 300th career game Oct. 16 vs. Dallas.
* Established new career highs in goals (13), assists (19), points (32) and power-play goals (3) in 2013-14.
Highs: G: 2 A: 2 P: 2
SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct
REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 82GP 9G-18A-27PTS
Postseason Career Info:
POSTSEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 4GP 0G-1A-1PTS
He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.
— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft