GAME HIGHS: Goals: 2 / Assists: 1 / Points: 2 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 2
CAREER: In the 1st year of a 3-year contract...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...2013 ECHL All-Star...2012 CCHA Best Defensive Forward...2010 CCHA champion.
2014-15: Ranks top 20 in the NHL in faceoff %...Had his first-ever 2-goal game on 1/27 at FLA...Skated in his 100th NHL game on 1/15 at STL...Recorded 1st multipoint game on 11/14 vs. CHI (1-1-2)...Scored 2nd NHL goal on 10/11 vs. ANA.
OTHER: Recorded 70 points (31-39-70) in 165 games with the Michigan Wolverines from 2008-12...Graduate of East Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids, MI...Has played in 5 outdoor games, including 2 last season (AHL & NHL)...His 1st NHL goal was assisted by 2 Michigan State Spartans (Abdelkader/Miller).
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday