Played his 1st career game in the pros on Oct. 13 at Grand Rapids… Recorded his 1st point (assist) in the pros on Oct. 28 vs. Abbotsford… Scored his 1st goal in the pros on Feb. 6 at TOR… Had a 4-4-8 record with 15 penalty minutes in 22 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs when recalled on March 7... Played his 1st career game in the NHL on March 9 at TBL… Led the Bulldogs defensemen in goals (7, tied with N. Beaulieu)… Led the Bulldogs in game-winning goals (3, tied with S. Quailer and P. Holland)…
Traded to Montreal by Toronto with Toronto's 2nd round choice (later traded to Chicago, later traded back to Toronto, later traded to Boston - Boston selected Jared Knight) in 2010 Entry Draft for Mikhail Grabovski, July 3, 2008.
Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.
— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season