|BIRTHPLACE:||Robbinsdale, MN, USA|
|DRAFTED:||PHX: 2004-5 overall|
|USHL All-Rookie Team (2005) Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2008. Traded to Atlanta by Boston with Mark Stuart for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik, February 18, 2011. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011.|
|2011-12: Led the Winnipeg Jets in scoring in the team’s inaugural season, compiling 64
points (17G, 47A) in 80 games... Set new career-highs in assists (47), points (64), power
play goals (6), penalty minutes (55), and shots (208)... Ranked fourth in NHL with 38 even
strength assists... Named NHL Second Star for the week ending Feb. 19 when he scored
eight points (1G, 7A) in four games... Led Winnipeg with four shootout goals scored on six
shootout attemps (66.7%)... Set single game career-high for assists & points in a game with
four helpers on Feb. 19 vs. COL... Recorded two different six-game point streaks: Feb. 16-25,
March 1-March 18 (4G, 4A) come to an end on March 18/12 vs. CAR (3-4L)... Scored in four
straight games from Mar. 1- Mar. 9 (4G).
2010-11: Ranks second on the team with a plus-11 rating ... Thrashers scoring leader in March with 10 points (4g, 6a) ... Set a career-high with his 25th assist on 4/7 at NYR ...Tallied two goals on 3/5 vs. FLA and on 4/5 at NSH ... Scored 13 points (5g, 8a) in his first 16 games with Atlanta, from 2/19 - 3/27 ... Posted a four-game scoring streak from 3/5 - 3/12 (3g, 2a) ... Acquired by Atlanta from Boston on 12/18 in a four-player deal ... Had a four-game scoring streak from 1/8 - 1/13 (1g, 4a), along with a plus-6 rating ... Scored his 100th career NHL point (assist) on 1/10 at PIT ... Played his 200th NHL game on 1/1 at BUF ... Totaled 27 points (11g, 16a) in 58 games with Boston prior to being traded.
2009-10: Was one of two Bruins to play in all 82 games ... Had seven multiple-point games with his season-high a 2-1=3 effort 1/5 at Ottawa , which tied his previous career-high for points in a game ... Had two three-game goal and point streaks, from 1/4-7 (4g, 3a) and 3/11-15 (3g, 1a) ... Took his first career fighting major penalty on 2/7 in Montreal vs. Ryan O’Byrne ... Played his 100th NHL game on 11/14 in Pittsburgh ... Added six points in 13 playoff games, including two two-point games ... Had a three-game assist & point streak from 5/3-7 ... Recorded his first NHL playoff points in a two-assist effort on 4/17 at Buffalo and scored his first NHL playoff goal on 5/5 in Philadelphia.
2008-09: Finished second in the league to teammate David Krejci (+37) in plus/minus at +36 ... Finished tied for fifth among NHL rookies in goals (21), tied for sixth in assists (24) and ranked seventh overall in freshman points (45) ... Scored his 20th goal of the season 3/31 in Tampa Bay, becoming the first 20-goal Boston rookie since 2005-06 (Brad Boyes, 26) ... Had 11 multiple-point games, including his first ca- reer hat trick scored 11/6 vs. Toronto ... It came in his 13th NHL game, the fastest hat trick by a Boston rookie since Craig Janney netted three in his fifth game on 3/13, 1988 vs. Quebec ... Had a four-game point streak from 11/28-12/6 (3g, 3a) and had three three-game point streaks as well ... Went four for seven in shootouts and scored the de- ciding shootout goal on 11/22 in Montreal ... Scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game, 10/9 in Colorado, the first Bruin to accomplish that feat since 12/20/01 (Andy Hilbert vs. Montreal) ... Did not dress for one game (coach’s decision) ... Played for the rookie team in the Young Stars Game at the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend in Montreal ... Was named MVP of that game with four goals and an assist for five points in the 9-5 rookie win over the sophomores ... Began the season wearing number 42 but changed to 26 on 11/6 and scored a hat trick in his first game in the new number ... Went scoreless in eight playoff games, playing his first NHL post-season game on 4/16 vs. Montreal.
AMATEUR CAREER: Played three seasons of college hockey at the University of Minnesota before turning pro and foregoing his senior season ... Had 96 points with 155 penalty minutes in 127 career college games ... Led the team in scoring in 2007-08 with 35 points and earned an All-WCHA Third Team berth ... Played one season in the USHL with Green Bay and earned USHL All-Rookie Team honors in 2004-05 ... Interna- tional: Played for Team USA in the 2006 World Junior Championships (2g, 0a totals in seven games).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Phoenix’s first pick, fifth overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft ... Signed by Boston as a free agent, 7/1, 2008.