|2011-12: Appeared in his third NHL season with Anaheim, collecting 5-13=18 points with a +1 rating and 8 PIM in 50 games…set career highs in goals, assists, points, PIM and games played…ranked third on the club in faceoff wins (195) and faceoff attempts (454), and fourth among Anaheim forwards in blocked shots (39)…recorded 1-5=6 points with a +3 rating in his last nine contests, Mar. 19-Apr. 7…set career highs in points (0-3=3) and plus/minus (+3), Mar. 19 @ SJ…logged a season-high 16:17 TOI on Feb. 27 @ COL, two seconds off his career high…notched his first career multi-point game with two assists (0-2=2), Jan. 18 vs. PHX…netted his first goal of the season and second of his NHL career, Dec. 19 @ DAL…was originally recalled from Syracuse (AHL) on Oct. 31 and made his Anaheim season debut, Nov. 1 @ WSH…missed seven games due to injury, including two with a lower body injury (Mar. 10-12) and five with a hyperextended knee (Nov. 3-13)…began the season at Syracuse, scoring 6-16=22 points with two PIM in 19 games…had 1-8=9 points in his first four AHL games, including a professional career-best four assists in a 6-2 victory on Oct. 15 vs. Adirondack.
CAREER: Signed a two-year contract through 2014-15, July 13, 2012…signed a two-year entry-level contract, Mar. 21, 2010…2010-11: Appeared in his second NHL season with Anaheim, going scoreless with four PIM in 26 games…missed one game with a right foot bruise, Dec. 21 @ BUF…made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in 2011, going scoreless with two PIM in four games…debuted in Game 2 of the CQF, Apr. 15 vs. NSH…was recalled from Syracuse on three occasions, including Nov. 1, Nov. 24 and Apr. 9…appeared in 50 AHL games, collecting 12-33=45 points with a +10 rating and 32 PIM…led Syracuse in assists and points-per-game (.90), ranked fifth in scoring and tied for first in plus/minus…registered 13 multi-point games, including three two-goal games and two three-assist contests…recorded a season-high six-game scoring streak (2-7=9), Oct. 16-30…over his last five games, earned 2-8=10 points from Mar. 30-Apr. 7…2009-10: Appeared in his first NHL season with Anaheim in 2009-10, scoring 1-1=2 points with six PIM in nine games…earned his first NHL assist along with a career-high +2 rating in his season finale, Apr. 11 vs. EDM…recorded a career-high 16:19 TOI, Mar. 31 @ COL…scored his first NHL goal (Lehtonen) on a career-high four shots, Mar. 29 vs. DAL…took the opening faceoff in his NHL debut, Mar. 26 @ EDM…Miscellaneous: Completed his junior season at Boston University in 2009-10, scoring a team-leading 11-27=38 points in 33 games…also led the Terriers in assists, shots (120) and plus/minus (+18)…ranked tied for 10th among Hockey East players in scoring…had a collegiate-high four assists, Jan. 16 vs. Merrimack and an assist on the game-winner in BU’s 3-2 win over Boston College at the Sun Life Frozen Fenway, Jan. 8 at Fenway Park…also notched three assists to reach 100 career points as a Terrier in a 6-2 win over the University of Massachusetts, Jan. 29…was named to the Hockey East honor roll on four separate occasions in 2009-10 (Oct. 12, Nov. 30, Dec. 14 and Jan. 18)…won his first NCAA Championship with Boston University in 2008-09…helped the Terriers capture the Frozen Four tournament by scoring the game-tying goal with 18 seconds remaining to force OT, Apr. 11 vs. Miami (Ohio)…finished second on the club with 18-32=50 points on the season…was one of only seven college hockey players in 2008-09 to register 50-or-more points…helped BU to the best record in Hockey East and claimed the top seed in the NCAA Tournament…was named the Reebok Hockey East Player of the Month for February, scoring 6-8=14 points with a +9 rating in nine games…at BU in 2007-08, led all Hockey East freshmen in goals.
PERSONAL: Graduated from Avon Old Farms High School (Avon, CT) in 2007…has one sister, Ally…says Brendan Shanahan was his favorite NHL player growing up…worked at a hockey camp for his first job... spent most of last summer working out and playing golf…cites Swedish House Mafia as his favorite band…lists Seth MacFarlane as his favorite person to follow on Twitter…likes to dine at Mastro’s Ocean Club in Newport Coast…enjoys participating in all sports, especially golf…resides in Connecticut during the summer months.