Scored 51 points (18g/33a) in 60 games during his seventh full season with the Islanders...Finished second on the team in points and assists...Missed 22 games from Jan. 27 - Mar. 9 due to a detached retina, which required surgery...Recorded 12 multi-point games...Named a Star of the Game nine times, including four First Star honors...Scored three shootout-deciding goals...Opened the season with a four-game point streak (2g/5a) from Oct. 10-16...Scored his 100th NHL goal on Oct. 14 at NY Rangers...Had a four-game point streak (1g/3a) from Oct. 21-28...Appeared in his 400th NHL game on Oct. 30 at Colorado...Scored four goals for the first hat trick (and natural hat trick) of his career on Jan. 16 vs. Pittsburgh...Recorded his 300th NHL point (a) on March 24 vs. Minnesota.
USHL All-Rookie Team (2006) USHL First All-Star Team (2006) USHL Rookie of the Year (2006) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2007) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2007)
Missed majority of 2010-11 due to training camp shoulder injury and resulting surgery.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter