Is 2nd (tie) among NHL rookie d'men with 7g-22a-29pts...Notched PPA Mar. 31 vs. Fla.; is 1st on NJD with 5g-12a-17pts on the PP (tie)...Posted career-high 1g-2a-3pts Jan. 21 vs. StL; was first NJD rookie d'man to record 3pts in a game since Feb. 13, '00 (B. Rafalski, 1g-2a-3pts)...Had points in career-high three straight Feb. 27-Mar. 2 (1g-3a-4pts) & Nov. 7-10 (3a)...Registered points in back-to-back games five times, most recently Jan. 18-21 (1g-3a-4pts)...Has three 1g-1a-2pt. games: Mar. 1 at NYI, Dec. 18 vs. Ott. & Nov. 20 at Ana...Tallied GWG Jan. 14 at Mtl. & first career OT goal Dec. 7 at NYR...Scored first NHL goal (PP) Oct. 24 vs. Van. (vs. R. Luongo)...2012-13: Made NHL debut Apr. 25 vs. Pit...Finished 1st among A-Devils d'men with 6g-16a-22pts…Played in 75 games & tied for AHL lead in goals by a d'man with 16 in 2011-12...Spent 4 seasons in QMJHL; totaled 31g-102a-133pts in 244 games...Was a member of St. John's '11-12 Memorial Cup Championship team.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp