ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2006 National Hockey League Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with HV71 of the Swedish Elite League on June 19, 2012.
LAST SEASON: Led the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in scoring for the second straight season, with 49 points (20g/29a) in 49 games...Finished second on the team with a plus-25 rating...Also appeared in five NHL games with the Islanders...Added a goal in three Calder Cup Playoff games with Bridgeport...Missed the first six weeks of the season due to a preseason knee injury, suffered on Sep. 27 in Calgary...Returned to the Bridgeport lineup on Nov. 20 vs. Adirondack...Had an eight-game point streak (6g/7a) from Dec. 31 - Jan 15...Recorded points in 18-of-20 games from Dec. 31 - Mar. 11...Had a five-game goal-scoring streak from Mar. 23 - Apr. 1...Finished the regular season with points in nine-of-10 games.
2010-11: Led Bridgeport in goals (24), assists (38), points (62), power-play goals (12) and shots (153) in 66 games during his first professional season in the American Hockey League…Selected to play for the Eastern Conference in the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic and led the Eastern Conference All-Stars with four points (1g/3a)…Named to the AHL All-Rookie First Team…Broke Jeremy Colliton’s franchise rookie single-season scoring record…Tied for the AHL rookie scoring title with Portland’s Luke Adam…Registered his first pro goal on Oct. 16 vs. Hartford…Notched his first pro assist on Oct. 22 at Manchester…Recorded his first multi-point game (0g/2a) on Nov. 2 vs. Springfield…Had a six-game multi-point scoring streak from Dec. 3-19 (3g/11a)…Received his first career NHL call-up on Dec. 13 and made his NHL debut at Nashville…Returned to Bridgeport on Dec. 14 after one NHL game…Recalled from Bridgeport on Jan. 11 and suffered a concussion that night vs. Vancouver…Missed six NHL games and was returned to Bridgeport on Jan. 24…Had a seven-game scoring streak (5g/7a) from Mar. 13-26…Scored his first-career hat trick on Mar. 25 at Portland and his second on Apr. 5 vs. Springfield, scoring three goals in a 1:59 span.