Played his 1st career game and earned his 1st career win with the Canadiens on March 5 at ANA… Earned his 1st career shutout with the Canadiens in the NHL on March 16 at BUF… Played his 1st career game in the playoffs on May 19 vs. NYR… Stopped 35 of the 37 shots he faced to earn his 1st career win in the playoffs on May 22 at NYR…
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2008) Hap Emms Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - Top Goaltender) (2008) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (2008) WHL West Second All-Star Team (2009)
Traded to Montreal by Tampa Bay for Cedrick Desjardins, February 14, 2013.
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