Acquired: Acquired by San Jose along with a second round selection (37th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft from Minnesota in exchange for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and a first round selection (28th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, June 24th, 2011.
Drafted: MIN / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (20th overall)
Stanley Cup Playoff Notes:
- Opened the scoring in Game 4 of the WCSF vs. Los Angeles on May 21 with a first period goal
- 2nd on the team in hits (26)
- Scored the game’s first goal in the series clinching game vs. Vancouver on May 7
- Had his first career postseason multi-point game with two assists, including the primary helper on the overtime game-winner, in Game 2 of the WCQF at Vancouver on May 3
- 4th career postseason appearance (2007, ’08, ’12)
2012-13 Game Notes
- T-5th on the team in points (9-11=20) in just 30 games played
- Had 20 points (9-11=20) in 23 games since converting to forward on March 12 (this total does not include March 30 vs. Phoenix where he played D)
- Named the Brocade “Sharks Player of the Month” for March
- Tied his career-high with his three-game goal streak (3-1=4) from March 25 - 28
- His dream is to have a jam session with rock icon John Mayer.
- Donates a suite to active and retired servicemen and women to each Sharks home game