Played 75 games in his first full AHL season, totaling 38 points (10g, 28a) with 18 penalty minutes... Scored his first goal of the season and added two assists vs. Rochester (10/10)... Tallied three assists vs. Adirondack (11/7)...Tallied two assists at Norfolk (11/28)... Scored a goal and added an assist at Adirondack (12/5)... Extended his point streak to four games with an assist vs. Wikes-Barre/Scranton (12/6)... Scored the game-winner at Syracuse (12/19)... Scored two goals and added an assist vs. Binghamton (3/2)... Scored his 10th goal of the season at Norfolk (3/6)... Notched his 25th assist of the season at Rochester (3/12)... Suffered an upper-body injury at Syracuse (3/27) and missed the final five games of the regular season and the first five games of the playoffs... Made his professional playoff debut in Game Two of the East Division Finals at Hershey (4/25)... Recorded an assist for his first playoff point vs. Hershey (4/27).
Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on April 16, 2008... Had 49 points (14g, 35a) and 28 penalty minutes in 91 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Albany entering 2010-11... Completed his major junior career in 2008 with 168 points (71g, 97a) in 196 career regular-season games with Lewiston in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)... Netted six goals and five assists (11 points) in helping Lewiston capture the QMJHL championship in 2007 and advance to the Memorial Cup in Vancouver... Lewiston was eliminated from the Memorial Cup by Plymouth, which featured fellow Hurricanes prospects Chris Terry and Brett Bellemore... Ranked second among Lewiston skaters in goals (33), assists (36), points (69) and plus/minus (+16) in 62 regular-season games played in 2007-08...Made his professional hockey debut for Albany (AHL) at Philadelphia (4/12/08)... Scored four goals and added seven assists (11 points) in 15 games with Albany in 2008-09, missing the majority of the season due to injury... Recorded his first professional point with an assist vs. Binghamton (10/22/09)... Scored his first professional goal with a power-play tally vs. Providence (11/8/09).
2008-09: Scored four goals and added seven assists (11 points) in 15 games with Albany, missing the majority of the season due to injury... Recorded his first professional point with an assist vs. Binghamton (10/22)... Scored his first professional goal with a power-play tally, and had an assist for his first multi-point game, vs. Providence (11/8)... Was placed on the injured list on 12/6, and had season-ending surgery on 2/4.