Earned an assist vs. CHI (4/11) ... Scored a goal and earned two assists at CAR (4/10) ... Earned an assist at STL (4/8) ... Scored a goal at NYI (4/5) ... Earned an assist vs. BOS (3/29) ... Scored a goal at LA (3/20), extending his goal steak to a career high four games (3/14-3/20) ... Scored a goal at ANA (3/18) ... Scored his 20th goal of the season and added an assist vs. TOR (3/16) ... Scored a goal vs. VAN (3/14) ... Earned an assist vs. PIT (3/10) ... Scored a goal at PHI (3/5) ... Earned an assist vs. PHI (3/2) ... Scored a goal and earned his 100th NHL assist at BOS (3/1) ... Registered three points (2g, 1a) vs. DET (2/2) ... Scored a SHG at CBJ (1/30) ... Earned an assist at MTL (1/25) ... Earned an assist vs. BUF (1/12) ... Scored the game-winning goal vs. TOR (1/10) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist vs. NJ (12/21) ... Earned two assists vs. PHI (12/15) ... Scored a PPG at FLA (12/13) ... Recorded his first career hat trick (3g) at PHI (11/1)
* Too old to be considered a rookie, but had played just 11 NHL games (with Minnesota in 2006-07) prior to 2008-09.
* Tied for eighth among NHL forwards in blocked shots (69).
* Tied for second on the club in multi-goal games (3).
* One of only three Predators to notch multiple shorthanded goals (2).
* Tied for fourth on the club in goals (17) and ranked third in shooting percentage (12.8%).
* Nashville went 10-2-2 when he scored a goal.
* After Feb. 24 (game No. 61), he posted two four-game point streaks (3g-4a, Feb. 24-March 6; 2g-2a, March 28-April 3) and one three-game streak (4g-1a, March 16-19). They were the three longest streaks of his career.
* Also had a pair of three-game goal-scoring streaks in less than a month's time Feb. 24-28 (3g) and March 16-19 (4g). Also had a career-high three-game assist streak during this stretch (4a) from Feb. 26-March 3.
* Played 19 or more minutes 11 times in the season's final 23 games after never doing so only once in his first 70 career games.
* Played a career-high 21:14 on March 10 vs. Washington.
* Notched his first career multi-assist game (2a) on Jan. 10 vs. Chicago.
* Posted the first multi-goal/point game of his career with a pair, including the game winner, in a 3-0 victory over Dallas on Dec. 13.
* Scored the Predators first shorthanded goal of the season Oct. 18 vs. Columbus.
* Scored his first career NHL goal in his 12th career game, and first as a Predator, in the season opener on Oct. 10 at St. Louis.
OT Points: none, Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.