AHL/Season notes: Recalled for the second time this season on Feb. 25 ... At the time of his most recent recall led the AHL in scoring with 72 points (18 goals, 54 assists) in 51 games ... Made his Senators' debut, registering 11:38 time-on-ice and recording his first NHL point (an assist) on Jan. 13 at the N.Y. Islanders (6-4 win); Was an Eastern Conference selection for the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic.
Career: In 517 career AHL games over seven seasons with Binghamton, the Hartford Wolf Pack, Hamilton Bulldogs and Houston Aeros, has scored 159 goals and 306 assists for 465 points while accumulating 325 penalty minutes.
OHL First All-Star Team (2003, 2004) OHL Player of the Year (2003, 2004) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2003, 2004) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2003) AHL Second All-Star Team (2010) AHL First All-Star Team (2011) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL Leading Scorer) (2011) Les Cunningham Award (AHL MVP) (2011)
Traded to Minnesota by Montreal for Shawn Belle, July 11, 2008. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), June 26, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Berlin (Germany), January 11, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), July 30, 2013. Traded to Abbotsford (AHL) by Chicago (AHL) for Mark Cundari, January 23, 2014.