Played his 500th game in the NHL on Oct. 24 vs. NYR.
Scored a goal for his 300th career NHL point on Dec. 15 at Washington.
Scored in consecutive games twice in December (Dec. 15/17, 30/31).
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009)
Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1, 2008. Missed 2010-11 due to shoulder injury in training camp, September 25, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), September 15, 2012. Traded to Philadelphia by NY Islanders for Shane Harper and Philadelphia's 4th round choice in 2014 Entry Draft, June 12, 2013.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp