TRANSACTIONS: Traded to the Islanders by the New Jersey Devils, along with a conditional draft pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, in exchange for Ben Walter on June 30, 2009. Selected by New Jersey in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Scored 19 points (7g/12a) in 67 games during his second professional season and his first full American Hockey League campaign with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers…Recorded his first multi-point game (1g/1a) on Nov. 6 vs. Hartford…Scored in back-to-back games on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 at Charlotte…Scored an overtime goal on Nov. 19 at Providence…Finished the season with points in three of his last four games (0g/3a).
2009-10: Made his professional debut with Bridgeport, posting two points (1g/1a) in 21 games before being assigned to the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL on Dec. 8...Played for both Utah and the Toledo Walleye in his rookie season, totaling 36 points (15g/21a) in 46 games.
2008-09: Led the Peterborough Petes (Ontario Hockey League) in goals (36), points (69), power-play goals (14), and short-handed goals (3) in his second and final Junior season. 2007-
08: Scored 22 points (12g/10a) in 66 games during his first OHL season with the London Knights. 2006-07: Co-led all Cornell (National Collegiate Athlethic Association) rookies in scoring with 19 points (9g/10a) in 29 games. 2005-06: Scored 50 goals and 52 assists for the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League for a league-leading total of 102 points...Led the Bobcats to the AJHL Championship.