MJHL Rookie All-Star Team (2006) MJHL First All-Star Team (2007)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, March 29, 2008. Traded to Minnesota by Boston with Mikko Lehtonen for Anton Khudobin, February 28, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to upper-body injury at Peoria, January 14, 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