Scored 42 points (20g/20a) with a plus-6 rating in 82 games, representing career highs in each category, during his second season with the Islanders...Finished third on the team in goals and fifth in points...Was one of three Islanders to appear in all 82 games (Kulemin, Tavares)...Scored 10 power-play goals, the second highest total on the team...Had eight multi-point games, including a career-high, four-point game (2g/2a) - his first career multi-point game - in the season opener on Oct. 10 at Carolina...Opened the season with a three-game point streak (4g/3a) from Oct. 10-14...Had another three-game point streak (1g/2a) from Oct. 21-15...Scored a goal in his 100th NHL game on Dec. 9 at Minnesota.
2015 PLAYOFFS: Scored the first two playoff goals of his career in Game 1 at Washington on Apr. 15.
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