- Named the 14th Captain in Islanders history on Sep. 9
- Recorded the 20th multi-goal game of his career (2g/0a) on Oct. 8 vs. Phoenix
- Had a 10-game point streak (4g/8a) from Oct. 5-26, including a six-game assist streak from Oct. 15-26.
- Had a three-game goal streak (3g) from Nov. 1-5
- Missed his first game since Oct. 16, 2010 on Dec. 28 vs. NJ. He'd played 246 straight games, marking the fifth-longest consecutive game streak in Islander history.
- Had a four-point game (2g/2a) on Dec. 31 at Boston
- Recorded his second career five-point game (3g/2a), including his fifth career hat trick and his 300th NHL point, on Jan. 6 vs. Dallas
- Recorded points in seven straight games (7g/9a) from Dec. 23 - Jan. 7
- Had three assists on Jan. 7 at Toronto
- Named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Jan. 13 (4g/6a in 4GP)
- Had three assists on Jan. 21 at NY Rangers
- Suffered a season-ending knee injury at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi on Feb. 19 vs. Latvia
OHL All-Rookie Team (2006) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (2006) OHL First All-Star Team (2007) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2007, 2009) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2007) OHL Second All-Star Team (2009) NHL All-Rookie Team (2010)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012)
Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), September 28, 2012.