Games missed due to injury: 49; 39 lower body (1/13-4/11), six lower body (12/13-12/27), four upper body (11/26-12/2)
Scored his first career shorthanded goal at TBL (1/9)
Played in his 400th NHL game vs. TBL (12/31)
Notched an assist in consecutive games (11/15 vs. TOR and 11/18 vs. SJS).
OHL First All-Star Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 1, 2009. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring upper-body and head injuries. Traded to Minnesota by Buffalo with Matt Moulson for Torrey Mitchell, Winnipeg's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington Washington selected Vitek Vanecek) in 2014 Entry Draft and Minnesota's 2nd round choice in 2016 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2014. Missed majority of 2014-15 after blood clot in leg was discovered, January 11, 2015.