2013-14: Notched an assist at NJD, Mar. 27…Had an assist vs. CGY, Mar. 15…Scored a goal at BOS, Mar. 13…Tallied an assist at FLA, Mar. 11…Scored a goal vs. MTL, Mar. 6…Recorded an assist vs. LAK, Jan. 28…Earned an assist at VAN, Jan. 26…Had an assist at EDM, Jan. 24…Notched an assist at CGY, Jan. 22…Tallied 2 assists vs. TOR, Jan. 20…Scored a goal vs. ANA, Jan. 11…Registered 1-2-3 vs. CGY, Jan. 7…Scored a goal vs. PHI, Jan. 4…Tallied an assist and skated in 12:46 of ice time at OTT, Dec. 21…Tied a career high with 1-2-3 vs. TBL, Nov. 16.
2012-13: Collected 3-21-24 in 48 games to rank 5th on the team and 2nd among PHX defensemen in scoring…Led the team in assists (21), TOI/G (25:05) and shifts/game (28.7).
NOTES: Has also played for the NYR…Represented Finland at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, recording 3-2-5 in 8 games…Won a bronze medal with Finland at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia…Signed a four-year contract with the Coyotes on July 11, 2013.
Traded to Phoenix by NY Rangers for Enver Lisin, July 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 2, 2012.
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