• Scored his third career shootout-deciding goal and registered an assist vs. NJD (4/7)
• Logged 18:33 TOI and was credited with four hits vs. NJD (3/2), both season-highs
• Netted his first two goals of the season at FLA (2/28), tying his career single-game high
• Tallied an assist in back-to-back games vs. BOS (2/15) and vs. PIT (2/17)
• Missed two games (1/20-1/21) with a back injury
2008-09: Games missed due to injury: six upper body (12/17-12/27) .... Played in first career NHL game @ TB (12/6) ... Recorded first career NHL point (assist) @ NJ (12/13) ... Recorded one assist and was +3 in 10 games with Buffalo ... Recipient of the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL's Most Outstanding Rookie ... Named to AHL All-Rookie Team ... Named to PlanetUSA roster for AHL All-Star Game... Led all AHL rookies with 30 goals.