|BIRTHPLACE:||Forest Park, IL, USA|
|2008-09 SEASON: Recorded 79 points (28g, 51a) in 70 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) and scored one goal in four NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs … Led the Marlies in points, goals and assists and ranked second on the team with eight power play goals … Tied for sixth in the AHL in assists and seventh in points … Scored one goal in his season debut on 10/10 vs. Binghamton … Earned four assists over a two-game span from 10/26-10/31 … Posted six points (2g, 4a) over three games from 11/19-11/22 … Collected a season-high three assists on 12/7 at Hamilton … Registered a five-game assist streak (7a) from 1/2-1/23 … Earned a season-high six-game point streak (7g, 4a) from 2/7-2/18 … Scored a career-high four goals on 2/8 vs. Grand Rapids … Earned his first NHL recall on 2/26 and made his NHL debut that night at NYI … Scored his first NHL goal in his second game on 2/28 at OTT … Re-assigned to the Marlies on 3/4 … Tied his season-high with four points (2g, 2a) on 3/4 vs. Providence … Earned six points (4g, 2a) over two games from 4/8-4/10 … Scored two goals in six Calder Cup Playoff games with the Marlies.|
|2010-11: Scored the game-winning goal in overtime on 3/9 at CAR ... Scored his first goal of the season on 2/27 vs. TOR ... Recorded his first point of the season (assist) on 1/22 vs. NYR ... Scored the game- deciding goal in the shootout on 12/30 vs. BOS ... Was signed by the Thrashers as an unrestricted free agent on 11/30.
2009-10: Played 73 games with the Chicago Wolves scoring 30 goals and 29 assists... Appeared in six games with the Atlanta Thrashers, scoring twice.
2008-09: Appeared in 70 games with the Toronto Marlies in 2008- 09... Led the Marlies in goals (28), assists (51) and points (79)... Appeared in four games with the Toronto Maple Leafs that season and recorded his first NHL goal and his first NHL point on 2/28/09 at OTT... First career NHL goal was scored in his second career NHL game.
2005-06: Made his pro hockey debut with the Portland Pirates after finishing his senior season with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs... First game with the Pirates was on Mar. 25/06 at Norfolk... Recorded five assists in nine games with the Pirates...
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Played two seasons with Jokerit of ST-liiga between 2006-2008... Recorded a total of 110 points (48g, 62a) in 111 games with Jokerit... Led the team in goal scoring in 2007-08 with 29 goals.
AMATEUR CAREER: Led the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) in points during the 2001-02 season with 60 (24g, 36a) in 61 games... Led University of Minnesota-Duluth in scoring in his freshman season in 2002-03 (14g, 28a) and also his senior season in 2005-06 (14g, 16a)...
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Traded from Toronto Maple Leafs with Pavel Kubina to Atlanta in exchange for Colin Stuart and Garnet Exelby on 7/1/09.