Recalled from Albany (AHL) for 3rd time this morning; is looking for 1st NHL appearance since Mar. 21 at Car...Finished 4th on AHL Devils with 14g-17a-31pts during 1st season in N. America...Made NHL debut Mar. 16 vs. Mtl. after being recalled from Alb. Mar. 12...Attended NJD training camp in Jan. & AHL camp in Sept. '12...Spent previous 3 seasons with JyP Jyvaskyla (Fin.)...Played 189 games over 5 years with in Finland’s SM-liiga; registered 40g-34a-74pts...In '11-12, played in a career-high 60 games & posted a career-high 35pts.
This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.