Has played in five straight; recalled from Albany (AHL) for third time this season Apr. 1...Played in seven straight Jan. 3-14...Made NHL debut Jan. 3 vs. Chi...Is third on A-Devils with 23g-16a-39pts in 57 games this season; leads club with 7 PPG...Posted two career-high 4-point games: 2g-2a Nov. 30 vs. Bri. & 3g-1a-4pts Nov. 8 at WBS for his first professional hat trick...Had points in career-high five straight games Feb. 21-Mar. 2 (5g-1a-6pts)...2012-13: Completed second full professional season…Recalled by NJ Apr. 23, but did not see any NHL action...Appeared in 61 AHL games, registering 13g-13a-26pts; finished fourth on the team in goals and sixth in points…Scored his first professional career goal (PS) Oct. 9, '11 vs. Bri...Spent 4 seasons, '07-08 to '10-11, at U. New Hampshire...Served as captain during senior season, while leading Hockey East with 33a; was fifth in league with 48 points...Named to '10 HE All-Academic Team...Spent 2 seasons with GB (USHL).
Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, April 5, 2011.
Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.
— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season