OHL Second All-Star Team (2006, 2007)
Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville with Scottie Upshall and Nashville's 1st (later traded back to Nashville - Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) and 3rd (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Phil Desimone) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft for Peter Forsberg, February 15, 2007. Traded to Nashville by Philadelphia with future considerations for Dan Hamhuis, June 19, 2010. Traded to Vancouver by Nashville with Jonas Andersson for Shane O'Brien and Dan Gendur, October 5, 2010. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to various injuries. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Norfolk (AHL), October 24, 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 as a healthy reserve.
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday