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Nominated for: BEST Bruins Player
#63 Left Wing
Has won one Stanley Cup championship (2011 with Boston) ... Has taken one career penalty shot (no goal) ... 2011-12: Set career-highs in all offensive categories, including his second straight 20+ goal season with his 28 goals ranking second on the team ... Ranked fifth overall in the NHL with a +31 rating ... Had 11 multiple-point games, including his first career hat trick in a career-high 3-2=5 effort Dec. 23 vs. Florida ... Had a career-best six-game point streak from Nov. 1-15 (4-5=9 totals) ... Played his 100th NHL game on Oct. 10 vs. Colorado ... Missed one game with an illness and five to an NHL-imposed suspension ... 2010-11: Started the season on an NHL roster for the first time in his third pro season ... Became the first Boston rookie to hit the 20-goal mark since Blake Wheeler scored 21 in 2008-09 ... Tied for third in the NHL with five shorthanded goals ... Had six multiple-point games, including a 2-2=4 night Jan. 22 in Colorado ... Had three four-game point streaks - from Nov. 3-10 (2-3=5 totals); Jan. 8-13 (3-2=5 totals); and Mar. 27-Apr. 2 (2-3=5 totals) ... Took his first career penalty shot on Mar. 8 in Montreal, unsuccessful vs. Carey Price ... Scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL multiple-point game, a 1-1=2 effort Nov. 3 in Buffalo ... Missed three games to injury and served a two-game NHL-imposed suspension from Mar. 17-19 ... Led all NHL rookies in post-season goals, assists and points in addition to plus/minus while setting a club record for goals by a rookie in one playoff year ... Had four multiple-point games, including career-high 2-1=3 efforts each Apr. 30 at Philadelphia and June 15 in Vancouver in game seven of the Stanley Cup Final ... Had a five-game playoff point streak from Apr. 27-May 6 (4-3=7 totals) ... Played his first NHL playoff game on Apr. 14 vs. Montreal, recorded his first NHL playoff point with an assist Apr. 16 vs. Montreal and scored his first NHL playoff goal Apr. 23 vs. Montreal ... 2009-10: Split the season between Boston and Providence where he had 13-19=32 totals with 51 PIM in 34 AHL Bruins games ... Was given the Fan Appreciation Award as voted by the Providence fans ... Recalled twice to Boston, from Oct. 18-Nov. 19 and Mar. 5-end of season ... His longest games-played stretch in Boston was a nine-game span from Oct. 21-Nov. 7 ... Played his first NHL and Bruins game Oct. 21 vs. Nashville with his first NHL and Bruins point an assist in that game ... Did not dress for 13 Boston games (coach's decision) ... 2008-09: Played his first professional season with Boston's AHL affiliate in Providence ... Had 18-41=59 totals with 67 penalty minutes in 79 regular season games and added 7-8=15 totals and 26 PIM in 16 AHL playoff games ... The 59 points were second among all AHL rookies and he was named the team's top rookie ... Juniors: Played four seasons of junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Moncton, Val d'Or and Halifax ... Had 102-146=248 totals with 319 penalty minutes in 245 career junior games ... Won a QMJHL championship with Moncton in 2006 ... Finished third in the Val d'Or scoring race in 2006-07 with career-high 33-47=80 totals ... Led the QMJHL in playoff scoring in 2007 with 16-24=40 totals in 20 Val d'Or post-season games ... Split the 2007-08 season between Val d'Or and Halifax and finished second in the Mooseheads scoring race with 73 combined points ... Added 3-16=19 totals in 14 playoff games in 2008 ... International: Played for Team Canada in two World Junior Championships, winning Gold medals in both 2007 (2-0=2 totals and 2 PIM in six games) and 2008 (4-2=6 totals and 4 PIM in seven games).