Has won 50% or more of his draws in 22 of his 30 games played this season (73.3%).
Ranks 1st on PIT winning 54.7% of draws taken (158-131).
Is 1st among team forwards averaging 3:07 of SH TOI/G.
Has 2 assists in his last 4 games played.
Recorded his 1st assist of the season Dec. 14 at CBJ.
His 4 shots Dec. 8 at NYR were his most since joining PGH.
Scored his 1st goal with PIT Oct. 22 vs. PHI.
Recorded assists in consecutive preseason games from Sept. 25-27.
Led team in faceoffs (55-39, 58.5%) during the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Finished the 2014 playoffs ranked 4th among team fowards w/2:08 SH TOI/G.
Finished 3rd among team forwards in SH TOI/G (2:15) and BkS (43) in 2013-14.
Notched 1 assist in 11:03 minutes in his Pittsburgh debut @ SJS on Mar. 6, 2014.
Collected his 100th NHL assist on Jan. 4, 2014 vs. NSH.
HIGHS: G: 2 A: 2 P: 3
SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PGH: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct
REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS WITH PITTSBURGH: 42GP 1G-4A-5PTS
Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 21, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany). September 21, 2012. Traded to Pittsburgh by Florida for Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (Miguel Fidler) in 2014 Entry Draft and Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice in 2015 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014.