GAME HIGHS: Goals: 1 / Assists: 1 / Points: 2 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 1
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 %...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 don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.
— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday