• Currently sits 2nd among Sabres skaters in goals (8), assists (9) and points (17)
• Has contributed 17 points over the past 26 games (8+9) • Logged 23:47 TOI vs. TOR (11/29), the second-highest total of his career
• Recorded a goal vs. DET (11/24) • Registered an assist over a career-high 23:55 TOI at TOR (11/16)
• Tied his career best with a four game point-streak from 10/5-10/12 (1+4)
• Recorded a pair of points (1+1) and a team-high six shots vs. TBL (10/8)
• Tallied his first point of the season with an assist at PIT (10/5)
• Finished first among all NHL sophomores and second among Sabres skaters in goals (15) and points (34)
• Registered 31 points (12+19) over his final 42 games
• Tallied three points (1+2) at BOS (1/31) and vs. FLA (2/3)
• Notched two goals, seven shots and was a plus-2 at CAR (3/5)
• Won 13 of 17 faceoffs vs. NYI (4/26)
OHL First All-Star Team (2009) OHL Player of the Year (2009) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2009) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2009)
Traded to Buffalo by Vancouver for Zack Kassian, February 27, 2012.
We don't have any excuses tonight. Excuses are for losers. We've played with five defensemen before and it didn't affect us. We just had a bad second period and it cost us the game. We have to look in the mirror and blame ourselves.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on his team's play with the loss of defenseman Johnny Boychuk