Missed game 10 games (12/17-1/9) due to injury ... Sparred with Zac Rinaldo vs. PHI (12/15) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on 12/15 ... Earned an assist vs. OTT (11/27) ... Scored his first career NHL goal at DET (11/15) ... Won 3 of 3 faceoffs (100.0%) vs. CBJ (11/12) ... Registered an assist at PHX (11/9) ... Won 3 of 4 faceoffs (75.0%) vs. MIN (11/7) ... Earned his first NHL point with an assist vs. FLA (11/2) ... Won nine of 14 faceoffs (64%) at PHI (11/1) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on 10/30 ... Registered four points (2g, 2a) in six games with Hershey this season ... Reassigned to Hershey on 10/11 ... Was recalled from Hershey on 10/8 ... Made his NHL debut and skated in 6:04 of ice time at CHI (10/1)
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