Second season as a Griffin…Eighth year pro…Traded to Pittsburgh by Anaheim with Chris Kunitz for Ryan Whitney, 2/26/09…Traded to Winnipeg by Pittsburgh for Winnipeg’s 6th round pick (Dane Birks) in 2013 NHL Entry Draft, 2/13/13…Traded to Montreal by Winnipeg for Peter Budaj and Patrick Holland, 10/5/14…Signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/8/15…Assigned by Detroit, 10/5/15…Recalled by Detroit, 12/28/15…Assigned by Detroit, 12/30/15…Recalled by Detroit, 1/24/16… Became the 153rd Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he debuted with the Detroit Red Wings, 1/25/16 at NYI…Assigned by Detroit, 1/26/16…Signed to a two-year contract extension by Detroit, 3/21/16…Assigned by Detroit, 10/9/16.
Enjoyed a career year in his first season as a Griffin, establishing new personal bests for goals (28), assists (28) and points (56)…Tied for fourth in the AHL in goals (28) while also leading the team…Tied for 15th league wide in points (28-28—56) and placed second on the team…Also ranked among the team leaders with seven power play goals (T2nd), seven power play assists (5th), five game-winning goals (1st), five first goals (T1st) and 192 shots (2nd)…Did not record a point while appearing in one game with the Detroit Red Wings, 1/25/16 DET at NYI…Made his Griffins debut, 10/9/15 at BAK…Scored his first goal of the season on the power play, 10/10/15 at SD…Potted a pair of goals (2-0—2), 11/11/15 vs. IA…Tallied a three-game point streak (2-3—5), 11/18/15-11/21/15…Scored the game-winner and added an assist (1-1—2), 11/20/15…Logged an eight-game point streak (8-4—12), 11/27/15-12/26/15, including a three-game goal streak, 12/5/15-12/12/15…Totaled his fourth career hat trick including netting the game-winner (3-0—3), 12/5/15 vs. LE…Delivered the game-winning marker, 12/31/15 vs. MIL…Put together a three-game point streak (2-2—4), 12/31/15-1/5/16…Picked up a pair of assists (0-2—2), 1/3/16 at MB…Scored a goal and an assist, 1/9/16 vs. LE, to start a three-game point streak (1-3—4), 1/9/16-1/13/16…Tallied a three-game point streak (1-2—3), 2/20/16-2/26/16…Supplied the game-winning tally, 3/4/16 at CHA…Recorded a career-high five points (2-3—5) to go along with a plus-five rating, 3/11/16 vs. MB…Followed his five-point night up with a two-point effort (1-1—2) one night later, 3/12/16 vs. MB…Scored the game-winner and tacked on an assist (1-1—2), 3/19/16 at TEX…Registered a four-game point streak (2-3—5), 4/1/16-4/8/16…Tied for fifth on the team in postseason point production, accumulating five points (2-3—5) in seven Calder Cup Playoff games…Missed the last two games of the playoffs due to injury…Picked up a pair of assists in Game 3 of the Central Division Semifinals, 4/26/16 vs. MIL…Notched a goal in the first two games of the Central Division Finals, 5/5/16-5/7/16 at LE. 2014-15
: Traded from Winnipeg to Montreal for Patrick Holland and Peter Budaj...Skated a majority of his season with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs and logged 31 points (14-17—31), 56 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating in 48 games…Suited up for seven games with the Montreal Canadiens…Recorded a two-goal game with Hamilton, 10/24/14 at TOR…Posted an assist in three consecutive games, 11/14/14-11/19/14…Recorded 15 PIM, 12/3/14 at MIN...Enjoyed a three-point game (1-2—3), 1/31/15 at IA…Earned a hat trick, 3/1/15 at UTI. 2013-14
: Spent his first full season in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets...Banked three goals, three assists and 21 PIM in 55 games with the Jets...Recorded an assist in his season debut, 1/13/13...Tallied a goal and an assist in consecutive games, 11/8/13-11/10/13. 2012-13
: Began his season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and scored 18 points (10-8—18) in 34 games...Scored five goals along a four-game goal streak, 10/26/12...Recorded a hat trick, 11/16/12 vs. BRI...Suited up in five games for the Pittsburgh Penguins...Traded from Pittsburgh to Winnipeg for a round-six pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, 2/13/13...Notched four points (1-3—4) and 22 PIM in 36 games with the Jets...Had a two-assist game, 4/2/13 at NYI. 2011-12
: Accumulated 31 points (15-16—31), 40 PIM and a plus-one rating in 37 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...Recorded three goals and three assists along a four-game point streak, 10/13/11-10/21/11...Posted two assists in 24 games with Pittsburgh...Notched an assist in his regular season finale, 4/5/12 vs. NYR...Suited up in two playoff games with Pittsburgh...Earned his first NHL playoff point (assist), 4/18/12 at PHI...Rejoined Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for 10 playoff games, earning nine points (4-5—9) and 14 PIM...Potted a goal and assist 4/25/12 at HER...Earned a point in six consecutive games during the Eastern Conference Semifinals against St. John’s. 2010-11
: Totaled 33 points (18-15—33), 86 PIM and a plus-nine rating in 42 games with WBS...Recorded a hat trick, 12/8/10 vs. TOR...Banked nine points (6-3—9) across a four-game span, 12/4/10-12/11/10... Named AHL All-Star of the Week, 12/12/10...Contributed a goal and two assists, 1/28/11 at ALB... Participated in the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic...Skated in 15 games with Pittsburgh and earned three points (1-2—3) and 10 PIM...Scored his first NHL point (assist), 10/11/10 at NJD...Scored his first NHL goal, 10/15/10 vs. NYI...Made his NHL playoff debut, 4/20/11 at TBL. 2009-10
: Spent his first professional season with WBS...In 67 games, he recorded 39 points (17-22—39) and 31 PIM...Made his professional debut and turned out an assist in the same game, 10/3/09 vs. SYR...Notched his first AHL goal, 11/11/09 vs. POR...Went on a five-game point streak, 1/23/10-2/3/10...Logged his first three-point game in the AHL with two goals and an assist, 4/9/10 vs. ALB...Made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh, 4/11/10 at NYI...Recorded a goal and assist in four games during the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs. 2008-09
: Wrapped up his OHL career with the Belleville Bulls...Amassed 88 points (38-50—88), 61 PIM and a plus-39 rating in 55 games...Notched 21 points (8-13—21) in 16 playoff games with the Bulls. 2007-08
: Posted 60 points (24-36—60) and 41 PIM in his second junior season with Belleville...Nabbed seven goals and 11 assists in 21 postseason games with the club. 2006-07
: Broke out into juniors with the Bulls and accumulated 20 points (5-15—20) and a plus-12 rating in 65 regular season games...Tacked on eight goals and nine assists in 15 games during the playoffs.