Missed 10 games due to injury (4/21-5/10) ... Logged 1:19 of ice time in Game 3 at NYI (4/19) ... Tallied three hits in 16:26 of ice time in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17) ... Won 7 of 11 faceoffs (63.6%) in Game 1 vs. NYI (4/15).
2014-15 Regular Season
Nominated by the Washington chapter of the PHWA for the 2015 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who best demonstrates perseverance and dedication to hockey ... Registered career high in games played (75) and earned most points (33) and goals (19) since 2009-10 ... Ranked tied for fourth on the team in goals ... Scored a goal in his 400th Capitals game vs. NYI (2/21) ... Scored a goal and won 17 of 23 faceoffs vs. PIT (1/28) ... Scored a goal vs. CHI in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic (1/1), becoming the first player to record three career goals in outdoor games ... Earned two points (1g, 1a), including the GWG in OT at CBJ (12/18).
WHL East First All-Star Team (2005) WHL Player of the Year (2005) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2005)
Missed majority of 2011-12 due to shoulder surgery and as a healthy reserve. Traded to Winnipeg by Washington for Danick Paquette and Winnipeg's 4th round choice (Thomas Di Pauli) in 2012 Entry Draft, July 8, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), October 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Washington, Janiuary 12, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 28, 2015.