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.