Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on July 5, 2011. Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a free agent on July 3, 2009.
Established career highs in assists (25) and points (29) during his fifth professional season and his first with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League…Was the only Springfield player to appear in all 80 games, doing so for the second time in three seasons…Ranked fourth on the team in assists and fifth on the team in plus-minus rating (+6)…Recorded seven multi-point games…Scored points in four straight games, marking his longest streak of the season from Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 (1g/4a).
2009-10: Went scoreless with four penalty minutes in three NHL games with Columbus… Made his NHL debut on Mar. 28 at Chicago…Scored 25 points (7g/18a) in 75 AHL games with Syracuse, where he served as an alternate captain…Scored a season-high three points (1g/2) and was named the game’s second star on Nov. 11 vs. Albany…Played the 200th game of his AHL career on Dec. 12 at Binghamton. 2008-09: Recorded 25 points (5g/20a) in 80 games with Syracuse…Was the only Crunch player to appear in all 80 regular season games…Ranked fifth on the team in assists and tied for second in game-winning goals (3)…Played the 100th game of his AHL career on Nov. 1 at Rockford…Tallied a season-high three points (0g/3a) on Dec. 27 vs. Hamilton and on Mar. 28 vs. Lake Erie. 2007-08: Scored 16 points (5g/11a) in 59 games with Syracuse…Ranked fourth on the club in plus/minus rating (+12)…Recorded a four-game point streak (2g/2a) from Nov. 24 - Dec. 2…Added three points (1g/2a) in 13 playoff games…Scored the series-clinching, overtime-winning goal in Game 6 of the North Division Semifinals vs. Manitoba on Apr. 28…Also tallied five points (1g/4a) in seven ECHL games with Charlotte. 2006-07: Notched seven assists in 33 games with Syracuse during his first professional season…Made his AHL debut on Nov. 29 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Also notched 13 points (5g/8a) in 24 games with the Dayton Bombers (ECHL)…Added eight points (3g/5a) in 20 ECHL playoff games, helping the Bombers reach the Kelly Cup Final.
2005-06: Scored 16 points (7g/9a) in 41 games as a senior at Colorado College (National Collegiate Athletics Association), where he served as an assistant captain…Named Most Outstanding Player at the Midwest Regional Tournament. 2004-05: Registered 26 points (10g/16a) in 42 games with Colorado College during his junior season, setting NCAA career highs in goals (tied), assists and points…Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team. 2003-04: Collected 17 points (10g/7a) in 39 games for Colorado College as a sophomore…Tied a career high in goals…Won the Dave Peterson Award as the Tigers’ Most Improved Player… Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team. 2002-03: Recorded seven points (3g/4a) in 38 games with Colorado College…Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team.
2001-02: Scored 45 points (17g/28a) in 58 games during his second full United States Hockey League season with the Lincoln Stars…Set career highs in goals, assists and points… Served as team captain… Added two assists in four playoff games. 2000-01: Notched 31 points (13g/18a) in 55 games with Lincoln, helping the Stars win the Anderson Cup as regular season champions… Added five points (4g/1a) in 11 playoff games. 1999-00: Made his USHL debut, scoring two points (1g/1a) in four games with Lincoln… Added two assists in eight playoff games.