CCHA First All-Star Team (2002) NCAA West First All-American Team (2002) AHL All-Rookie Team (2003)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to shoulder injury vs. Calgary, January 2, 2010 and resulting surgery. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 5, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 as a healthy reserve.
When somebody goes out and is there to score goals, but is also there to make some big hits, fight, do all of those things, and he has a great mustache, it was great to see him get that hit and get everybody going.
— Colin Wilson on teammate Eric Nystrom, who scored a goal in Predators' win vs. Kings