Alternate captain...Third season as a Griffin…Ninth 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…Assigned by Detroit, 1/26/16…Re-signed to a two-year contract by Detroit, 3/21/16…Assigned by Detroit, 10/9/16...Assigned by Detroit, 10/5/17.
: Won the 2017 Calder Cup with Grand Rapids…Totaled 17 assists in the 2017 playoffs to establish a new franchise record for most assists in a single postseason…Played in his 300th AHL game, 10/15/16 at CHI…Set career highs in points, goals and assists in 2015-16 with the Griffins…Tied for fourth in the AHL with 28 goals in 2015-16…Became the 153rd Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he debuted with the Red Wings, 1/25/16 at NYI...Named to the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic…Made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh, 4/11/10 at NYI…Recorded his first NHL goal with the Penguins, 10/15/10 vs. NYI.
Skated in 54 games with the Griffins and ranked among the team’s leaders with 44 points (5th), 17 goals (T5th), 27 assists
(T4th), eight power play goals (T3rd) and four game-winning goals (T4th)…Led the team with a plus-16 rating…Tied for third on the team in scoring with 19 points (2-17—19) in 19 postseason games and helped Grand Rapids win the Calder Cup…17 assists established a new franchise record for most assists in a single postseason…19 points tied for the fifth-most points in a single playoff in club history…Played in his 300th AHL game, 10/15/16 at CHI…Missed 12 games due to injury, 11/4/16-12/2/16…Played in his 100th game as a Griffin, 1/25/17 vs. IA…Notched a season-high four points behind two goals and two assists, 2/15/17 vs. MB… Missed eight games due to injury, 3/29/17-4/12/17…Closed the regular season on a career-high nine-game point streak, 3/12/17-4/15/17… Scored his 100th point as a Griffin, 4/15/17 at MIL…Reached 100 points in his 126th game as a Griffin, tying for 12th fastest in franchise history…Notched three assists during a 6-3 win in Game 4 of the Central Division Finals, 5/8/17 vs. CHI…Tallied eight multi-point games in 19 postseason contests. 2015-16:
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)… Became the 153rd Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he debuted with Detroit, 1/25/16 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…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…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…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. 2014-15:
Traded from Winnipeg to Montreal for Patrick Holland and Peter Budaj, 10/5/14…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 sixth-round 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.
Lives in Pittsburgh, Pa….Married his wife Caitlyn, an entrepreneur, in 2014 and they have a daughter, Kennedy…Has two boxer dogs named Carson and Valentina…Has two sisters who are both tougher than him…Greatest hockey memory is winning the 2017 Calder Cup…Started playing hockey at the age of seven…Hockey nickname is Tango…Hockey idol as a youth was Eric Lindros…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his dad, who showed him work ethic and determination…Plans to get involved in real estate after his playing career ends…First job was working as a bus boy at a Mexican restaurant…Greatest personal obstacles he’s overcome is injuries and being doubted…Proudest achievement is being from Philadelphia and making it to the NHL…Supports charitable causes for Zack Stonehouse…Most exciting thing he’s done is swim in the open Caribbean Sea when he visited the Cayman Islands…An interesting fact about him is he’s an undercover nerd…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a PGA golfer…Also played baseball and lacrosse growing up…Owns nine multi-family apartment complexes…Favorite quote is “life gives you lemons, make lemonade”…Favorite food is sushi…Favorite music artist is Migos…Favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption…Favorite television show is Suits…Favorite website is Google…Favorite author is Tony Dungy…Enjoys vacationing in the Cayman Islands…Roots for the Penn State Nittany Lions, Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia 76ers…Least favorite pro team is the Philadelphia Flyers…Favorite sport to watch besides hockey is golf.