2007-08: Recorded nine points (5-4=9) and four penalty minutes in 22 games for the Kings… Scored in two straight games (Jan. 29, 2008 at Philadelphia and Jan. 31, 2008 at New York Islanders)... Recorded first career NHL assist Nov. 15, 2007 vs. Anaheim... Scored goal in NHL debut Nov. 2, 2007 at San Jose... He became the 16th player in Kings history to score in his NHL debut…Was recalled from Manchester four times during the season…His first recall came on Nov. 1, 2007 (his birthday)…Recorded 56 points (28-28=56) and 29 penalty minutes in 57 regular season games with Manchester…His 28 goals were second on Manchester, while his 14 power-play goals ranked third on the team…Also appeared in four playoff games with Manchester, recording two points (2-0=2) and four penalty minutes.
2006-07: Led Manchester in the regular season with 77 games played, 25 goals and a plus-26 rating…Tied for the team lead with 57 points (25-32=57), 11 powerplay goals and two short-handed goals…Finished second on the club with 32 assists…Appeared in all 16 postseason games with Manchester, which advanced to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Championship, recording five points (2-3=5).
2005-06: Appeared in 35 games with Cornell University and led his team with 18 goals and 38 points (18=20=38)…It was the third consecutive season he led Cornell in goals and points…Also led his club with 11 power-play goals and four game-winning goals… Was Cornell’s team captain...Finished four-year tenure at Cornell with 138 points (71-67=138) in 134 games. 2004-05: Appeared in 34 games with Cornell University and led his team with 22 goals and 42 points (22-20=42)…His 20 assists were second on the team…Also led the club with 12 power-play goals and was tied for second with four game-winning goals. 2003-04: Appeared in 32 games with Cornell University and led his team with 18 goals and 35 points (18-17=35)…His 17 assists were second on the team…Also led the club with four game-winning goals and was tied for first with six power-play goals. 2002-03: Appeared in 33 games with Cornell University and notched 23 points (13-10=23)…His 13 goals was tied for second most on the club…His 23 points, 13 goals and four power-play goals led all Cornell freshmen.
LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Cornell University, NCAA.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Pittsburgh in the ninth round (263rd overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.