GAME HIGHS: Goals: 1 / Assists: 2 / Points: 2 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 11
CAREER: In 1st year of a 2-year contract...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids, tying for AHL rookie lead in playoff scoring...Made his NHL debut on 4/7/12 vs. CHI.
2014-15: Recorded points in three straight games, 11/16-11/20 and 2/18-2/23...Notched 2 points on five occasions this season, most recently on 3/9 vs. EDM...Tallied 1st goal of the season on 10/25 at PHI.
OTHER: Had 64 points (20-44-64) in 114 games with Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2009-12)...Was a finalist for 2012 CCHA Best Defensive Forward Award, finishing 2nd to now-teammate Luke Glendening...Combined with Danny DeKeyser to give DET 2 rookies with 22+ points for the first time since 1991-92 (Nicklas Lidstrom, Vladimir Konstantinov).
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday