- DOB: 1/9/1984
- Ht: 6-1
- Wt: 190
- Shoots: L
- Years on Team: 7
- School: Minnesota State University-Makato (NCAA)
- Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN
- Drafted: Washington Capitals, 9th Round (263rd Overall) in 2004
AHL Debut: November 7, 2007 at Norfolk Admirals (5-3 Loss)
First Career AHL Point: April 12, 2009 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Assist, 5-4 Loss)
NHL Debut: January 26, 2011 vs. Edmonton Oilers (3-1 Win)
• An original Texas Star who has played in each season since the franchise’s inception in 2009.
• Tallied 133 career points (58 goals, 75 assists) in 151 collegiate games for Minnesota State University-Mankato from 2003-2007. Recorded 60 career points (26 goals, 34 assists) in 80 games for the USHL’s Chicago Steel from 2001-2003.
• Signed a two-year contract extension with the NHL’s Dallas Stars on January 23, 2015.
• Named to the AHL All-Star Classic in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016. Named to the ECHL All-Star Game in 2007 and 2008.
• Won the ECHL’s 2009 Kelly Cup with the South Carolina Stingrays, beating the Alaska Aces in seven games.
• In 2013-14 won the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s Most Valuable Player, the John B. Sollenberger Award as the regular season scoring leader, and the Jack A. Butterfield Award as the Calder Cup Playoffs’ Most Valuable Player.
• Tied the franchise single-game record for points (5) and assists (4) in a game on January 17, 2014 at Charlotte Checkers.
• Holds the franchise career records for regular season games played, goals, assists, points, power play goals, and power play assists. Plus career playoff games (65), goals (16), assists (33) and points (49).
• Tallied his first career NHL point with an assist on March 14, 2014 vs. Calgary Flames.
• Recorded the 400th point of his AHL career on February 5, 2016, and the 400th point of his Texas career on February 6, 2016, both against San Antonio.