2013-14: Appeared in a career-high 77 games and led Devils with career-high 25g; was second (M. Zidlicky) with career-high seven PPG and fourth with 43pts…Also established career-highs with four GWG and 137 shots on goal…Led club with 3 SHG; is first in NHL with 9 SHG since the start of ‘11-12 season…Named NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the period ending Mar. 9; led league with 5g...Also named league’s Second Star of the Week for the period ending Mar. 2; had 4g-2a-6pts in 3 games...Recorded goals/points in season-high six straight games Feb. 27-Mar. 8 (9g-2a-11pts); goals in six straight tied team record...Notched three two-goal games: Mar. 8 vs. Car., Mar. 7 at Det. and Feb. 27 vs. CBJ…Also had four 1g-1a-2pt efforts, most recently Mar. 2 vs. San Jose to reach 100-point mark in NHL career…Matched career-high (tie) with 2a Mar. 20 vs. Min...Unsuccessful on first career PS attempt in Oct. 3 at Pit. (vs. M.A. Fleury)…Missed final 5 games of campaign Apr. 5-13 (lower body).
This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.