- Skated career-high 24:13 on 3/12 vs. CAR ... Scored first career NHL goal and added an assist for first career multi-point game on 3/5 vs. BOS ... Recorded an assist on 2/23 vs. NJ ... Tallied an assist on 2/14 at TB ... Registered an assist on 2/12 at FLA ... Recorded an assist on 2/7 at PIT for first point streak (2 games) of NHL career ... Tallied his first career NHL point (assist) on 2/5 vs. TOR ... Made season debut on 1/22 vs. WPG ... Led Hershey in goals (13) and ranked 3rd in points (26) while adding 13 assists at the time of his recall ... Has already set career highs in goals, assists (tied) and points despite playing in just 41 AHL games so far this season ... Was named to the AHL Eastern Conference All-Star squad for the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic
- Set AHL career highs in goals, assists and points
- Earned his first NHL recall on 1/10 and made his NHL debut one night later against PIT at Verizon Center
Traded to Washington by NY Rangers for Francois Bouchard, November 8, 2011.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis