2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS: Recalled on Nov. 2 from OKC...had 4 points in 9 games with Barons...played in his 1st NHL game on Nov. 3 @ LA leading the team with 5 hits...collected his 1st NHL point (assist) on Nov. 5 @ PHX...assigned to OKC on Nov. 10...recalled Nov. 18...assigned Dec. 15...recalled Dec. 28...assigned Dec. 31....recalled Jan. 3...reassigned on Jan. 22
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