Matched his career highs in goals (8) and points (14) in 78 games during his fifth full season with the Islanders...Broke his own National Hockey League record for hits in a season with 382 (hits became an official stat in 2005-06), marking the fourth straight season he led the league in hits...Led the team in penalty minutes (114)...Earned First Star honors and scored a goal in his 300th NHL on Nov. 22 vs. Pittsburgh...Suspended one game for kneeing Trevor Daley on March 3 in Dallas...Suffered an undisclosed injury on Apr. 4 vs. Buffalo and missed the final three games of the regular season.
If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.
— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday