- Made his Islanders debut in the season opener on Oct. 4 at New Jersey
- Recorded his first point (assist) as an Islander on Oct. 15 vs. Buffalo
QAAA First All-Star Team (2000) QMJHL Rookie of the Year (2001) QMJHL First All-Star Team (2002) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2002) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2002)
Missed majority of 2009-10 due to post-concussion syndrome. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 5, 2013. Traded to Chicago by NY Islanders with Peter Regin for Chicago's 4th round choice (later traded to Washington, later traded to NY Rangers NY Rangers selected Igor Shesterkin) in 2014 Entry Draft, February 6, 2014.
There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury