Selected as the Kings Unsung Hero (fourth straight year; co-winner with Tyler Toffoli)...Set career-highs in goals (nine), assists (16), points (25), and tied his career-high in games played (73)...Recorded a career-high three points (1-2=3) with a career-tying (second time) plus-3 rating, March 3 at EDM...Logged a game-high seven hits, Jan. 10 vs. WPG...Had a career-long four-game point streak (2-2=4), Dec. 20-29 and a career-tying two-game (third time) assist streak (0-2=2), Dec. 27-29...Had a career-tying (third time) two-game goal streak (2-0=2), Dec. 20- 22...Tallied a career-high seven shots (previously six, four times), Dec. 12 at MTL...Scored his first goal of the season (SHG; third of his career), Nov. 4 at DAL.
2013-14: Selected as the Kings Unsung Hero (third straight year)…Signed two-year contract extension April 8…Scored sixth goal of season March 29 vs. WPG (established career high)...First career two-goal game (first two goals of the season) Jan. 16 at STL (GWG was his second career SHG)...Consecutive games played streak (123) ended Nov. 23 (streak started Dec. 15, 2011)...PLAYOFFS: Career-tying two-game goal streak May 12-14 (2-0=2)…Set a new career high with a two-game goal streak April 17-20 (2-0=2).
2012-13: Selected as the Kings Unsung Hero (second straight year)…Played in his 200th career game April 21, 2013 vs. DAL...Tied career high with two assists March 16, 2013 vs. SJ...Tied career high with points (2-1=3) in three straight games (March 5-9, 2013)...Points (2-2=4) in career high three straight games (Feb. 19-23, 2013)...Scored first career SHG Feb. 23, 2013 vs. COL...Tied career high with two assists Feb. 19, 2013 at EDM...Played with Utah (ECHL, 3-6=9 in 6 GP) during lockout…PLAYOFFS: Third on team in hits (57)…Scored GWG in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals (May 16, 2013 vs. SJ).
2011-12: Selected as the Kings Unsung Hero (along with Rob Scuderi)…Two assists March 17, 2012 vs. NSH...Two points (1-1=2) March 6, 2012 at NSH...Scored on first career penalty shot Jan. 23, 2012 vs. OTT...Played 100th career game Nov. 16, 2011 vs. ANA...PLAYOFFS: Assists (4a) in three straight games (May 13-17, 2012)…Scored two goals in Stanley Cup Final clinching Game 6 (June 11, 2012 vs. NJ).
2010-11: Tied for 10th among NHL rookies in hits (102)…Two points in back-to-back games (1-1=2 March 26, 2011 vs. COL and two assists March 29, 2011 at EDM)...Two points and GWG (1-1=2) Dec. 18, 2010 at NSH...First two points of season (both assists) Nov. 20, 2010 at BOS (first career multi-point game and first NHL point since Dec. 27, 2008)...PLAYOFFS: Tied for second on club in assists.
Began season with Kings (zero points in five games)…Assigned to Manchester (AHL) Oct. 30, 2009…Seven points (5-2=7) and six penalty minutes in 23 regular season games with Manchester…Suffered an upper body injury Nov. 11, 2009 and missed 47 games (returned March 5, 2010 at Providence)…Nine points (5-4=9) and 10 penalty minutes in 16 playoff games with Manchester, helping the Monarchs advance to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals…Two multi-goal games (April 20, 2010 in Game 4 vs. Portland and April 30, 2010 in Game 3 vs. Worcester)...Led Manchester with 52 shots in playoffs.
Three points (1-2=3) in six games with Kings…51 points (20-31=51) and 30 penalty minutes in 75 games with Manchester...Second on Manchester with 20 goals, 31 assists, 51 points and seven power-play goals...Led Manchester with four short-handed goals (tied for second in AHL)...Recorded first career NHL assist Dec. 23, 2008 at Columbus (third NHL game)...Recorded first career NHL goal Dec. 20, 2008 at Detroit (second NHL game)...Made NHL debut Dec. 19, 2008 at Buffalo.
28 points (12-16=28) and 43 penalty minutes in 76 regular season games with Manchester…Hat trick and four points (3-1=4) Dec. 8, 2007 vs. Chicago Wolves…Four multi-point games during regular season...At least one shot in 67 of 76 games…Zero points and two penalty minutes in four playoff games with Manchester.
73 points (29-44=73) and 51 penalty minutes in 62 regular season games with Owen Sound (OHL)…73 points ranked fifth among OHL rookies (third overall on Owen Sound)…29 goals ranked fourth among OHL rookies (third overall on Owen Sound)…44 assists ranked seventh among OHL rookies (third overall on Owen Sound)…Ranked second on Owen Sound with two short-handed goals…Two assists at 2007 OHL All-Star Classic…Three points (1-2=3) in four playoff games with Owen Sound…Made professional debut in AHL with Manchester April 4, 2007…Six points (4-2=6) in eight regular season games and zero points in two playoff games with Manchester.
75 points (35-40=75) and 69 penalty minutes in 56 regular season games with Des Moines (USHL)…35 goals and 40 assists ranked second in USHL…Led USHL with 236 shots…Second in USHL with 13 power-play goals, six short-handed goals and seven game-winning goals…Fourth in USHL with plus-25…Played for Team East at USHL Prospects All-Star Game…16 points (3-13=16), 16 penalty minutes and plus-9 in 11 playoff games with Des Moines…Named USHL Player of the Year, USHL Forward of the Year and selected as USHL First-Team All-Star…Recipient of Curt Hammer Award, given to USHL player who best combines character on and off the ice as well as skill.
22 points (10-12=22) and 70 penalty minutes in 52 games with Des Moines…22 points eighth on Des Moines.
LAST AMATEUR CLUB
: Owen Sound, OHL…Represented Western Conference at 2007 OHL All-Star Classic…In 2005-06 while playing with Des Moines (USHL) he was named USHL Player of the Year, USHL Forward of the Year, selected as USHL First-Team All-Star, played in USHL Prospects All-Star Game and recipient of Curt Hammer Award (USHL player who best combines character on and off the ice as well as skill).
Earned bronze medal for Team USA at 2007 World Junior Championships (7 GP, 1-1=2) – was one of three Kings to play for the team (Jack Johnson and Jeff Zatkoff), Kings had more players on Team USA’s roster than any other NHL team…Earned bronze medal for Team USA at 2006 Viking Cup (6 GP, 3-5=8).