2009-10: Appeared in eight games with Pittsburgh, totaling two goals, three points and a game-winning goal ... Was the hero of Pittsburgh’s 4-2 victory at NY Rangers Jan. 25 when he set a career high with two goals, one being the winner, just hours after being recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton ... Completed first year with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, ranking second on team in points (56) and assists (37) while chipping in 19 goals in just 59 contests ... Tied a WBS franchise record with five points (2G-3A) in 6-3 win over Syracuse Jan. 23.
2010 PLAYOFFS: Played one game for Pittsburgh ... Made Penguins postseason debut in team’s series clinching Game 6 overtime victory over Ottawa ... Recorded four points (2G-2A) in four postseason games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
PRO CAREER: Has played in 79 career NHL games with Dallas and Pittsburgh, posting nine goals and 24 points ... Prior to signing with Pittsburgh, appeared in 71 NHL games with Dallas, tallying 21 points (7+14) ... Played in one postseason game with Stars, Game 3 of Western Conference Finals vs. Detroit in 2008 ... Made NHL debut Dec. 8, 2006 at Edmonton ... Notched first NHL goal Dec. 27, 2006 at Colorado ... Saw action in 148 games in the AHL with Iowa and Peoria, totaling 109 points (50+59) ... Played 118 games in parts of three seasons with Iowa, totaling 81 points (34+47) ... Appeared in 19 playoff games for Iowa, tallying nine points (3+6) ... Signed with Dallas as a free agent in 2006.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons with Michigan Tech, posting 69 goals, 60 assists and 129 points in 151 games ... Tallied 29 points (17+12) during senior campaign, leading the team in goals and points ... Finished career as school’s all-time leader in shorthanded goals (15) and ranks 19th among goal scorers (69) ... Named to the 2004 WCHA Second All-Star Team.