- 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.
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