GAME HIGHS: Goals: 2 / Assists: 2 / Points: 3 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 24
CAREER: In the 1st season of a 3-year contract...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...2013 Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP) after 16-5-21 in 24 GP...2012 World Championship silver medal with Slovakia...Represented Slovakia at 2009 and 2010 WJC and 2014 Olympics.
2014-15: Named NHL's 2nd star of the week on 1/19...Had a career-high 3 points (2-1-3) on 1/17 vs. NSH and 2/7 at ARI...Posted points in 6 straight games, 11/14-11/24...Tallied two goals on 11/20 at WPG...Scored the GWG in back-to-back games, 11/18-11/20.
OTHER: Scored his 1st NHL goal in his 1st game on his 1st shot, 12/31/10 vs. NYI...Debuted as the youngest player in the AHL at 18, becoming the 1st DET drafted player to begin the season in GR the same year he was drafted.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter