Completed his second NHL season with Carolina, establishing NHL career highs in games played (32), goals (4), assists (5) and points (9)… Also played 51 games with Charlotte in the American Hockey League (AHL), ranking fifth among Checkers skaters in scoring with 37 points (13g, 24a)… Was second among Charlotte players in plus/minus (+14) and fourth in assists (24)… Had a four-game point streak for Charlotte from 11/4-11/16, including a twoassist effort vs. Peoria (11/8)… Scored a goal and added two assists at Lake Erie (1/4)… Had a four-point game (2g, 2a) at Milwaukee (2/16) and was recalled to the NHL two days later… Made his NHL season debut for Carolina at MTL (2/18)… Earned his first NHL point of the season with an assist vs. TB (2/23)… Scored his first NHL goal and earned his first career multi-point game with a career-high three points (1g, 2a) vs. FLA (3/2)… Earned his first career multi-goal game with a pair of tallies at WSH (3/12)… Was reassigned to Charlotte on 3/22 and netted a pair of goals for the Checkers at Texas (3/23)…Recalled back to Carolina on 3/25, and earned an assist at WPG (3/26)… Had points in consecutive games with an assist at BOS (4/8) and a goal vs. PIT (4/9)… Scored the game-winning goal in the shootout vs. NYI (4/23)… Reassigned to Charlotte on 4/24 for the AHL’s Calder Cup playoffs… NHL games missed due to injury: 1 (illness: 3/7)… Longest point streak: 2 games (4/8-4/9: 1g, 1a)… Multi-goal games: 1 (3/12 at WSH: 2g, 0a)… Multi-assist games: 1 (3/2 vs. FLA: 1g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 2 (last: 3/12 at WSH: 2g, 0a).
Is in his fourth professional season… Acquired by the Hurricanes from Edmonton on 6/26/10 in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft… Signed a two-year, twoway contract with the Hurricanes on 7/9/13… Had 89 points (35g, 54a) and 72 penalty minutes in 188 career American Hockey League (AHL) regular-season games entering 2013- 14… Was a first-round selection by the Oilers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft… Finished his three-year career at Cornell University with 102 points (37g, 65a) and 101 penalty minutes in 102 games… Was plus-23 for his collegiate career, and was teammates at Cornell with his brother, Brendon, who is part of the Florida Panthers organization.
2006-07: Earned Interior Conference Rookie of the Year honors for the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), after leading Salmon Arm skaters with 95 points (42g, 53a) in 66 regular-season and playoff games… Was also named team MVP.
2007-08: Was named both ECAC and Ivy League Rookie of the Year, after finishing second among Cornell skaters in scoring with 32 points on 12 goals and a team-best 20 assists during his freshman season… Was Cornell’s first Ivy League Rookie of the Year since Denis Ladouceur in 1999 and was its the first ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year since David McKee in 2004… Had a team-high 10 multi-point games and his 32 points were the most for a Cornell freshman since Kyle Knopp earned 33 in 1995-96.
2008-09: Was named to the ECAC First Team and earned honorable-mention All-Ivy League honors during his sophomore year, leading the Big Red with 35 points (13g, 22a)… Had eight multi-point games, including a four-point effort vs. Union College (2/21)… Had a career-best three assists vs. Rensselaer (3/15)… Was invited to the selection camp for Team Canada for the 2009 World Junior Championships, but did not make the final roster.
2009-10: Was named third-team All-ECAC and honorable mention All-Ivy League after totaling 35 points (12g, 23a) in 30 games for Cornell… Reached the 100-point mark for his collegiate career… Had nine multi-point games to complete his collegiate career with 27 multi-point efforts in three seasons… Earned at least one point in seven of the season’s first eight games… Notched three points (2g, 1a) vs. Colgate (2/16)… Closed out the season with a point in each of his final five games, including five points in Cornell’s ECAC quarterfinal series against Harvard… Missed four games to injury, marking his only games missed during his collegiate career.
2010-11: Completed his first professional season, ranking second among Charlotte (AHL) rookies with 32 points (14g, 18a) in 79 games… Led Checkers rookie forwards in plus/minus (+5)… Made his professional debut at Connecticut (10/9)… Earned his first AHL points with a pair of assists at Binghamton (10/30)… Scored his first AHL goal vs. Portland (11/3)… Earned his first multi-goal game with a pair of tallies vs. Syracuse (12/6)… Earned six points in a seven-game span from 1/23-2/8… Totaled four points (1g, 3a) in 16 Calder Cup Playoff games, as the Checkers advanced to the Eastern Conference Final before falling to Binghamton.
2011-12: Appeared in his first NHL season, spending the majority of the season with Carolina’s AHL affiliate, Charlotte… Skated in five NHL games for Carolina, averaging 10:34 in ice time per game and recording one assist… Had 20 points (8g, 12a) in 58 games with Charlotte (AHL)… Scored six of his eight AHL goals on the power play, ranking tied for fourth among Checkers… Notched three points (1g, 2a) at Norfolk (11/23)… Was recalled to the NHL for the first time on 12/21… Made his NHL debut and was (even) in 13:02 of ice time vs. PHX (12/21)… Earned his first career NHL point with an assist on Andreas Nodl’s goal vs. OTT (12/23)… Reassigned to Charlotte (AHL) on 12/23… Finished the month of January with eight points (4g, 4a) in eight AHL games, including three multi-point games… Served a second NHL stint from 1/30-2/6, skating in three games without earning a point… Missed 16 AHL games due to injury.