Completed his third NHL season with Carolina, splitting time between the NHL and AHL… Appeared in 10 NHL games for the Hurricanes, totaling three points (1g, 2a)… Ranked fourth among Charlotte Checkers (AHL) skaters in goals (21) and points (42), in 54 AHL games… Was first among Checkers in plus/minus (+16)… Played for Charlotte during the NHL work stoppage, totaling 28 points (13g, 15a) in 38 games prior to being recalled for the start of the NHL season… Made his NHL season debut in the Hurricanes’ opener at FLA (1/19)… Registered his first career multi-assist game (0g, 2a) vs. BUF (1/24)… Was reassigned to Charlotte on 2/3… Had points in seven consecutive AHL games played, from 1/4-2/10 (7g, 4a), including four consecutive multi-point efforts from 1/4-1/12 (4g, 4a)… Had two more stints with the Hurricanes, from 2/25-3/1 and from 4/6-4/10… Scored his first NHL goal of season in the third period vs. NYR (4/6)… Was an NHL healthy extra for two games… Multi-assist games: 1 (1/24 vs. TB: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 1 (1/24 vs. TB: 0g, 2a).
Is in his fourth full professional season… Had five goals and five assists (10 points) in 41 career NHL games entering the 2013-14 season… Had 68 goals and 70 assists (138 points) in 180 American Hockey League (AHL) games played… Signed a one-year, twoway contract on 7/19/13… Totaled 34 goals and 36 assists (70 points) in 76 career college hockey games for Ohio State (CCHA)… Was the 16th-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2008 NHL Entry Draft… Helped the Paris Wolfpack become the first team in 24 years to win consecutive Ontario Championships in 2002-03 and 2003-04.
2006-07: Was named MVP of the Stratford Cullitons (Junior B) after posting 30 goals and 73 points in 52 games… Was listed at 5'8" and 120 pounds… Scored a hat trick to help lead Canada West to a gold medal at the 2007 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge.
2007-08: Completed one season in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) with Penticton, totaling 63 points (27g, 36a) in 46 regular-season BCHL games… Was named Penticton’s rookie of the year, and posted 17 points (8g, 9a) in 15 playoff games to help lead the Vees to the BCHL championship.
2008-09: Completed his freshman season at Ohio State (CCHA) with 25 points (13g, 12a) and a (+7) rating in 37 games… Was named to the CCHA All-Rookie team and was one of three finalists for CCHA Rookie of the Year… Was tied for third among Buckeye skaters in goals with 13, including three game-winning goals… Was third among CCHA rookies and tied for seventh among NCAA rookies in goals… Was tied for fifth among CCHA rookies in points… Named CCHA Rookie of the Week three times (10/19, 11/10, 2/9)… Earned his first collegiate point with an assist vs. Lake State (10/17)… Scored his first career NCAA goal with a power-play tally at Denver (10/25)… Had a five-game scoring streak from 11/1-11/21 (4g, 2a).
2009-10: Led the Buckeyes in goals (21) and points (45) and ranked second in assists (24), while playing in all 39 of the team’s games… Joined Albany after signing an entry-level contract with the Hurricanes at the conclusion of his college season, and totaled eight points (6g, 2a) in the River Rats’ final nine regular-season games… His 21 goals with OSU ranked tied for first among CCHA skaters, and his 45 points ranked tied for third in the conference… Named to the 2009-10 All-CCHA First Team… Was a top-three finalist for CCHA Player of the Year, and was named a second-team All-American… Was voted as Ohio State’s team MVP by his teammates… Also led the Buckeyes in plus/minus (+15) and shots (151) and had points in 28 of his 39 games… Had three four-point efforts: at Ferris State on 11/21 (2g, 2a), at Nebraska-Omaha on 2/5 (0g, 4a) and at Miami (OH) on 3/13 (1g, 3a)… Was named CCHA Player of the Month for January after tallying eight points (5g, 3a) and leading OSU to a 4-1-1 record… Received Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for Ohio State men’s hockey… Made his professional debut for Albany (AHL) at Binghamton (3/20)… Scored his first professional goal at Adirondack (3/24)… Netted a hat trick at Syracuse (3/27)… Ranked third on the River Rats with six points (3g, 3a) during the playoffs, playing in all eight of the club’s postseason games… Made his Calder Cup Playoff debut vs. Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton (4/14)… Recorded his first playoff point with an assist at Hershey (4/24)… Had a three-point game (2g, 1a) vs. Hershey (4/27).
2010-11: Saw his first NHL action with Carolina, skating in 15 games for the Hurricanes and totaling four points (3g, 1a)… Totaled 23 goals and 34 assists (57 points) in 61 games on the AHL level for Charlotte, and was named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team… Was third among AHL rookies in scoring, and led the Checkers with six shootout goals… Began the season with Carolina, making his NHL debut and earning his first NHL point with an assist on Babchuk’s goal against MIN (10/7) in the first game of the 2010 NHL Premiere in Helsinki… Beat Johan Hedberg for his first NHL goal, the game-winner, vs. NJ (1/1)… Had a five-game AHL goal streak from 11/6-11/12 (6g)… Skated in all 16 Calder Cup Playoff games for Charlotte, as the Checkers advanced to the Eastern Conference Final… Was tied for first among Charlotte skaters in goals (6) and was second on the team in points (13)… Was tied for 13th in the AHL in playoff goals.
2011- 12: Totaled one goal and two assists (3 points) during five NHL stints with the Hurricanes… Also skated in 56 AHL games with Charlotte, earning 32 points (18g, 14a)… Made the NHL roster out of training camp… Had a goal and an assist vs. TOR (12/29), his first career NHL multi-point game… Missed seven NHL games due to injury (lower-body: 10/18-11/1).