CAREER: In the 5th season of an 11-year contract...2008 Stanley Cup champion...Represented Sweden at 2010 Olympics and 2006 WC (gold)...Named to 2014 Swedish Olympic Team but did not play due to injury.
2013-14: Ranked 5th on team in points (41) and led DET in PPG (7)...Tallied a season-high 4 points (2-2-4) on 3/7 vs. NJ...Recorded 6th career hat trick on 2/27 at OTT...Named NHL's 1st Star of the Week on 3/3 after 5 points (3-2-5) in 2 games...Recorded nine points (4-5-9) during 6-game point streak, 11/24-12/6...Scored his first 2 goals of the year and his 1st of four GWGs on 10/17 at COL...Multi-point games: 11...Man Games Lost: 27.
OTHER: Has 66 career multipoint games...Led the NHL in goals (13) during the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs...Was selected by DET at the NHL Entry Draft at age 24...Recorded 58 points (23-35-58) in 165 SHL games with Linkoping before joining the NHL in 2005-06.
Missed majority of 2009-10 due to knee injury vs. Chicago, October 8, 2009.
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