Is averaging .61 points-per-game - currently on pace to be the highest point-per-game average of his career (.60 in 2010-11).
Is tied for 1st on PIT with 3 GWG, which ties a career high set in 2010-11.
Ranks 1st among forwards and 2nd on PIT with 90 hits.
His 16.4 shooting percentage is 2nd on the team.
10 of his 11 goals this season have come at home.
Has 10 goals for the 1st time since the 2010-11 campaign when he scored a career-high 24 goals.
Tied a career high with 7 shots Dec. 14 at CBJ.
Notched his 100th NHL assist Dec. 8 at NYR.
Recorded his 2nd-career hat trick Nov. 26 vs. TOR (also on Mar. 2, 2010 vs. CHI as a member of NYI).
Scored his 1st goal as a Penguin vs. the Ducks on Oct. 9.
Set career highs with 24G, 22A, 46PTS, 5 PPG, and 3 GWG in 2010-11 with NYI.
Won Memorial Cup title with Kelowna Rockets (WHL) in 2004.
Highs: G: 3 A: 3 P: 3
SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct
REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 31GP 11G-8A-19PTS
WHL West First All-Star Team (2006)
Claimed on waivers by Calgary from NY Islanders, November 25, 2011. Traded to Columbus by Calgary for Columbus' 5th round choice (Eric Roy) in 2013 Entry Draft, April 3, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2014.