Signed as a free agent by the Islanders on July 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 29, 2007.
Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 29, 2007.
Appeared in seven games with the Pittsburgh Penguins during his fifth professional season, recording five penalty minutes (all Feb. 6 at Washington) and one shot on goal. Skated in 62 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, recording 20 goals and 17 assists…Ranked fifth on the team in points (37) and tied for second in goals…Finished the season with a plus-8 rating, while tallying six power play goals and two short-handed goals…Notched three two-goal games (Oct. 17 at Charlotte, Jan. 26 vs. Charlotte, Mar. 19 vs. Worcester)…Tallied a three-point game (1g/2a) on Feb. 27 vs. Springfield.
2009-10: Scored 41 points (27g/14a) in 78 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, ranking first on the team in goals (27) and seventh on the team in points…Also skated in one NHL game for Pittsburgh…Recorded four two-goal games (Nov. 25 vs. Norfolk, Jan. 29 vs. Hershey, Mar. 12 at Providence, Mar. 26 at Norfolk) and two three-game point streaks from Oct. 17 to Oct. 24 (2g/1a) and Mar. 10 to Mar. 13 (4g). 2008-09: Skated in 16 games with Pittsburgh, notching two assists and seven penalty minutes…Saw his first NHL action on Dec. 10 at New Jersey…Tallied his first-career NHL point (assist) on Dec. 18 at Atlanta and added his second on Jan. 1 at Boston….Appeared in 58 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording 11 goals, 8 assists…Tallied a two-goal game on Jan. 31 at Syracuse. 2007-08: Played in 74 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during his second professional season…Tallied 26 points (12g/14a) and finished the season with a plus-11 rating…Scored the game-winning goals on Jan. 2 vs. Syracuse and Mar. 14 at Bridgeport. 2006-07: Split time between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) during his first professional season…Recorded five goals and nine assists in 32 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, while totaling six goals and 11 assists in 19 games with Wheeling.
2010-11: Skated in 10 Calder Cup Playoff games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Tallied one goal and four assists and added six penalty minutes. 2009-10: Tallied two penalty minutes in four games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. 2008-09: Recorded two assists in seven games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. 2007-08: Recorded two goals, eight assists and 21 penalty minutes to help reach the Calder Cup Finals… Tallied one assist during the finals, in which Wilkes-Barre/Scranton lost to Chicago five games to one. 2006-07: Scored two points (1g/1a) in 11 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Played four seasons at the University of Notre Dame (Central Collegiate Hockey Association), totaling 59 points in 153 games. 2005-06: Recorded a career-high 23 points (11g/12a) during his senior and received the school’s all-time “iron man” award after not missing a single game during his four seasons. 2004-05: Tallied five goals and nine assists during his junior campaign. 2003-04: Played in 39 games, recording 11 points (3g/8a) in his second collegiate season. 2002-03: Notched six goals and five assists in 40 games with Notre Dame during his freshman season.
2001-02: Played two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program of the United States Hockey League…Won a gold medal with the U.S. at the Under-18 World Championships.