|BIRTHPLACE:||Anchorage, AK, USA|
|Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, May 29, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 21, 2011. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from NY Islanders, February 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 19, 2012.|
Completed his sixth professional season, splitting the campaign between Bridgeport (AHL), the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay… Established NHL career highs in games played (49), goals (3), assists (6) and points (9)… Had 20 points (9g, 11a) in 24 AHL games with Bridgeport prior to being recalled by the Islanders… Had an AHL career-high three assists vs. Providence (10/29)… Notched his first AHL hat trick vs. Connecticut (11/2) for his second consecutive three-point game… Had a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist, fight) vs. Manchester (11/27) and finished the month of November with 12 points (9g, 3a) in 12 AHL games… Recalled by the Islanders on 12/5… Earned an assist in his Islanders debut vs. TB (12/6)… Claimed on waivers by the Lightning on 2/23… Made his Lightning debut and logged 10:53 of ice time at PIT (2/25)… Scored his first career NHL goal in his third game with Tampa Bay, beating Cam Ward at CAR (3/3)… Recorded a goal for the second consecutive game vs. OTT (3/6)… Notched a career-best, three-game NHL point streak from 3/22-3/26 (1g, 2a)… Had an assist in the final game of the season at MTL (4/4), giving him six points (1g, 5a) in his last 10 games… Longest goal streak: 2 games (3/3-3/6: 2g, 0a)… Longest point streak: 3 games (3/22-3/26: 1g, 2a).
Is in his seventh professional season and first in the Hurricanes organization… Signed a one-year contract with Carolina on 7/19/12… Had 11 points (3g, 8a) and 28 penalty minutes in 73 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay entering the 2012-13 season.
2000-02: Played two seasons in the U.S. National Team Development Program… Won a gold medal with the U.S. at the Under-18 World Championship, earning seven points (2g, 5a) in eight tournament games.
2002-03: Totaled six goals and five assists (11 points) in 40 games during his freshman season with Notre Dame of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).
2003-04: Matched his freshman season point total with 11 points (3g, 8a) during his second year with Notre Dame.
2004-05: Notched five goals and nine assists (14 points) in 38 games with the Fighting Irish.
2005-06: Earned collegiate career highs in goals (11), assists (12) and points (23) during his senior season at Notre Dame… Received the school’s all-time “iron man” award after not missing a single game during his four seasons… Concluded his college career with 59 points (25g, 34a) in 153 games.
2006-07: Split his first professional season between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) and Wheeling (ECHL) during his first professional season… Recorded five goals and nine assists (14 points) in 32 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and totaled six goals and 11 assists (17 points) in 19 games with Wheeling… Scored two points (1g, 1a) in 11 Calder Cup playoff games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
2007-08: Spent the entire season on the AHL level, earning 26 points (12g, 14a) and a plus-11 rating in 74 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Scored game-winning goals vs. Syracuse (1/2) and Bridgeport (3/14)… Recorded two goals, eight assists (10 points) and 21 penalty minutes to help Wilkes-Barre/Scranton reach the Calder Cup Finals… Earned one assist during the finals, as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton fell to Chicago.
2008-09: Appeared in his first NHL season, skating in 16 games with Pittsburgh and earning two assists… Made his NHL debut at NJ (12/10)… Earned his first NHL point with an assist at ATL (12/18) and added his second at BOS (1/1)…. Also played 58 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), totaling 19 points (11g, 8a)… Had a two-goal game at Syracuse (1/31)… Earned two assists in seven playoff games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
2009-10: Established AHL career highs in games played (78), goals (27) and points (41) for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… Ranked first on the team in goals (27) and seventh on the team in points… Also skated in one NHL game for Pittsburgh… Recorded four multi-goal games (11/25 vs. Norfolk, 1/29 vs. Hershey, 3/12 at Providence, 3/26 at Norfolk).
2010-11: Split the season between Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), appearing in seven NHL games with the Penguins… Skated in 62 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording 20 goals and an AHL career-high 17 assists (37 points)… Ranked fifth on the team in points and tied for second in goals… Finished the season with a plus-8 rating, while tallying six power-play goals and two shorthanded goals… Notched three two-goal games (10/17 at Charlotte, 1/26 vs. Charlotte, 3/19 vs. Worcester)… Recorded a three-point game (1g, 2a) vs. Springfield (2/27)… Skated in 10 Calder Cup Playoff games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, earning five points (1g, 4a).