Selected by the Islanders in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Draft. Signed an entry-level contract on May 1, 2010.
Scored 16 points (2g/14a) in 56 games during his rookie season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League...Added two assists in three Calder Cup playoff games, tying for second on the team in points...Made his professional debut on Oct. 8 vs. Portland...Recorded his first professional assist on Oct. 9 at Albany...Notched his first two-point game (2a) on Oct. 21 at Saint John...Recorded his first professional goal on Nov. 12 at Springfield...Recalled from Bridgeport on emergency loan on Dec. 15, marking his first career NHL call-up...Made his NHL debut on Dec. 15 vs. Dallas and was returned to Bridgeport on Dec. 16...Named to the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic Eastern Conference Team, but was unable to participate due to injury... Assisted on two of the Sound Tigers three goals in their 4-3 overtime loss at Connecticut in Game 3 of their first round Calder Cup playoff series.