- Enters his fifth NHL season, his fourth as team captain.
- Shared the team scoring lead with 59 points (23g/36a) while appearing in all 82 games last season.
- Also led the club in shots (214), power-play goals (8-tied) and PP points (17).
- Finished second on the Avs in goals (23), third in assists (36) and fourth in hits (169).
- Was one of four NHL players with at least 59 points and 165 hits, joining Alex Ovechkin, Nick Foligno and Andrew Ladd.
- Owns the longest active ironman streak on the team at 162 games.
- Was named team captain of the Avalanche on Sept. 4, 2012, becoming the youngest captain in NHL history (19 years, 286 days).
- Was 11 days younger than Sidney Crosby, who was 19 years, 297 days when he was named captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 31, 2007.
- Won the 2012 Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL s top rookie.
OHL All-Rookie Team (2010) NHL All-Rookie Team (2012) Calder Memorial Trophy (2012)
Signed as a free agent by Djurgarden (Sweden-2), October 3, 2012.