Canadian Major Junior Scholastic Player of the Year (2008)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, April 14, 2009. Traded to Nashville by Toronto with Brett Lebda and Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Zachary Pochiro) in 2013 Entry Draft for Matthew Lombardi and Cody Franson, July 3, 2011. Traded to Montreal by Nashville with Blake Geoffrion and Nashville's 2nd round choice (Dalton Thrower) in 2012 Entry Draft for Hal Gill and Montreal's 5th round choice (later traded back to Montreal, later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Patrik Bartosak) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 17, 2012.
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