|BIRTHPLACE:||Vernon, BC, CAN|
|Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, May 16, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Chicago from Anaheim, October 17, 2009. Claimed on waivers by Minnesota from Chicago, November 21, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 5, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to foot (November 11, 2011 at Anaheim) and collarbone (January 9, 2012 at Florida) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 6, 2013.|
2009-10: Held scoreless in two games with the Anaheim Ducks before being claimed on waivers by the Blackhawks on Oct. 17, 2009 … Tallied one assist and two penalty minutes in five preseason outings with the Ducks.
2008-09: Split the campaign with Anaheim and the AHL’s Iowa Chops … Notched his first career NHL points with eight goals and 24 assists in 48 regular-season contests with Anaheim … Helped the Ducks reach the Western Conference Semifinals during his Stanley Cup Playoff debut, accruing three points (G, 2A) while appearing in all 13 of the club’s tilts … Netted 10 goals and 19 assists in 28 regular-season matchups with Iowa … Finished tied for seventh among NHL rookies in assists and tied for fourth in points-per-game (0.67) … Racked up five multiple point games, four of which were multi-assist … Led rookies duos on the same NHL team with Bobby Ryan in combined points (89) and points-per-game (0.79) … Tallied points in seven of his last 11 regular-season contests (3G, 9A) … Tied a career high with three points three times (Feb. 15 at Atlanta, Feb. 28 at Dallas, March 25 at Colorado) … Racked up two season-high three-game point streaks … Logged a season-high 17:45 time on ice on Feb. 26 at Boston … Made his season debut with Anaheim on Dec. 22 after starting the season in Iowa … Led the Chops in points, assists and plus/minus at the time of his recall … Notched his first career Stanley Cup Playoff goal on April 19 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against San Jose.
2007-08: Ranked sixth in the AHL with 54 assists and 11th with 72 points in 74 games with the Portland Pirates, leading the club in both categories … Made his NHL debut in three regular-season games with Anaheim, recording a +4 plus/minus rating and two penalty minutes … Skated in his first NHL game on Feb. 22 against St. Louis … Helped the Pirates advance to the Eastern Conference Final in the Calder Cup Playoffs, posting 17 points (6G, 11A) and a +4 plus/minus rating in 16 postseason tilts.
2006-07: Made his professional debut with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators, leading the club with 39 assists and ranking second with 65 points in 71 regular-season games.
2005-06: Capped a four-year career at the University of Michigan, notching career bests with 14 goals and 42 points in 41 tilts … Served as Team Captain … Earned Michigan’s Outstanding Sportsmanship Award from the Big Ten Conference … Finished as a finalist for the CCHA Best Defensive Forward …
2004-05: Helped the Wolverines to the CCHA title, bagging a career-most 31 assists while also collecting six goals in 40 contest.
2003-04: Finished second on Michigan and 10th in the CCHA as a sophomore with 38 points (9G, 29A).
2002-03: Made his collegiate debut, registering nine goals, 18 assists and 27 points in 43 tilts with Michigan.