2012-13: Recorded 1g-1a, including GWG, on 4/23 vs. WPG ... Registered 2a on 4/13 vs. TB ... Tallied an assist on 4/7 vs. TB ... Collected a goal and an assist on 3/17 vs. BUF ... Scored a PPG on 3/9 at NYI ... Recorded a goal and an assist on 3/7 vs. FLA ... Scored a PPG on 2/21 vs. NJ ... Recorded first career 3-assist game on 2/14 at TB ... Scored a goal and recorded an assist on 2/9 vs. FLA ... Ranked T-1st on the team with 4 points during the postseason … Shared the team lead with a plus-3 rating in 7 playoff games vs. NYR.
2011-12: Set career highs in goals, assists and points ... Finished 1st on WSH in shooting percentage (26.7%)...T-4th on the team in GWG ... Scored the GWG on 4/7 at NYR ... Recorded an assist (14) on 4/2 in TB ... Tallied his 15th goal of the season on 3/31 vs. MTL ... Scored his 2nd PPG of the season on 3/25 vs. MIN ... PPG on 3/16 at WPG ... Scored a goal on 2/22 at OTT ... Scored the GWG on 2/7 vs. FLA ... Scored a goal on 1/31 at TB ... Tallied 1st career hat trick on 1/24 vs. BOS ... Recorded 2 assists on 1/22 at PIT ... Scored the GWG on 1/18 at MTL; won all 4 face-offs and collected 3 hits ... Scored 2 goals on 10/22 vs. DET ... Scored a goal, his first of the season, and added an assist on 10/20 at PHI ... Registered his 1st assist of the season on 10/10 vs. TB ... Registered 3 shots on goal on 10/8 vs. CAR ... Appeared in his first NHL playoff game on 4/12/12 in Game 1 of ECQF at BOS.
2010-11: Set career highs in games played (35), goals (7), assists (7), points (14) and penalty minutes (20) … Recorded two assists in his first game with the Capitals on 10/23 vs. ATL … Had a two-goal game in his fourth game with the Caps on 12/6 vs. TOR … Potted another two-goal game five games later on 12/9 at OTT… Logged a career high 15:04 of ice time on 12/12 at NYR … Had a career high three-game assist streak from 2/1-2/6 (3a) … Recorded five multiple-point games while with the Capitals … Averaged almost a point per game for Hershey, finishing seventh on the team in points despite only playing 34 games … Had 13 points (6g-13a) in 11 games in November for Hershey … Had an AHL season-high six assists on 11/14 against BIN in an 8-3 win for the Bears … Registered a five-game point streak (1g-10a) from 10/31-11/14 in Hershey.
2009-10: Played in 21 games for Washington in two separate recalls from the Hershey Bears (AHL) … Team was 13-4-4 when he was in the lineup … Played in 18 games in his first recall and three games in his second … Had two assists in his NHL debut on 11/4 at NJ … Scored his first NHL goal 11/7 vs. FLA … Had two goals, four assists and was +6 in his first eight NHL games … Tallied one goal and took four shots 11/14 at NJ … Skated a season-high 14:56 in an 8-2 win at PHI (12/5) … Had one goal on 3/28 vs. CGY and 3/30 vs. OTT in his second recall … Skated in 56 games for Hershey and was one of seven players to reach 50 points (16g-34a) … Scored 13 goals at home … Tallied seven PPGs and two GWGs … Had nine goals in three games: two goals vs. Syracuse (12/26); three goals vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (2/7); and four goals vs. Bridgeport (2/27) ... Ranked fifth on the Bears and tied for seventh in the AHL in playoff scoring with 19 points (7g-12a) in 21 games ... Led the team at +14 ... Had three assists in Game 3 at Bridgeport (4/17) ... Posted a three-point game (2g-1a) in Game 4 at Albany (4/29), including the overtime GWG ... Averaged a point per game in the Calder Cup finals (2g-4a), including four points in the Bears’ first two wins in the series: two goals in Game 3 at Texas (6/7) and two assists in Game 4 at Texas (6/9).
2008-09: Skated in 77 games for Hershey and led club rookies in points (50) and assists (39) … Third among rookies with 11 goals … Had nine multiple-point games … Began his professional career with at least a point in five straight games (2g-4a) … Scored a goal in his first professional game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (10/8) … Had two assists in his second professional game at Norfolk (10/10) … Tallied at least a point in seven straight games from 11/14—11/28 (1g-9a) … Registered at least a point in five straight games from 2/21—3/1 (1g-6a), which included three assists against Providence (3/1) … Played in 21 out of 22 Calder Cup playoff games and had eight points (2g-6a) as Hershey won the Calder Cup … Both of his goals and two of his assists came in the opening round against PHI.
2007-08: Played in 65 games for Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) and led the league in points (114) and assists (80) … Third on the team with 34 goals … Tied for fifth in the league and third among forwards at +33 … Won the Jean Beliveau Trophy as the league’s leading scorer … A second-team QMJHL All-Star and second-team CHL All-Star … Member of the QMJHL team in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge … Named QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week twice (11/4 and 2/10) … Established a team record with a 27-game point streak (11/28—2/15), the longest streak of the year in the QMJHL … Honored as the Offensive Player of the Month in March … Played in 12 playoff games, scoring three goals and recording 19 assists … Made his professional debut in the Calder Cup playoffs, playing three games for Hershey. 2006-07: Appeared in 67 games with Acadie-Bathurst and won the Michel-Briere Trophy as the most valuable player in the QMJHL … Ranked third in the league in points (119) and second in assists (78) … Scored nine SHGs, tying for the league lead … Second on his team in goals (41) and plus/minus (+28) … A QMJHL First All-Star Team selection … Represented the QMJHL in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge … Named QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending 9/24 … Awarded Offensive Player of the Month in November … Played in 12 playoff games, recording 14 points. 2005-06: Skated in 62 games for Acadie-Bathurst … Notched 52 points (18g-34a) … Tied for fourth among QMJHL rookies in points … Ranked fourth among rookies in assists … Played in 17 playoff games and recorded 21 points … Led all rookies and tied for ninth overall in playoff scoring.
Selected by Washington in the sixth round, 177th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft.
Enjoys golfing … If he weren’t playing hockey, he would like to be a police officer ... Favorite food is sushi ... Admired Daniel Briere as a youth hockey player.