• Was one of only nine players to dress in both the first and last games of the season
• Tied his career-best with a point in three straight games (0+3, 4/1-4/4)
• Contributed an assist over a season-high 22:47 TOI (the second-highest total of his career) at STL (4/3)
• Recorded an assist and the game-winning shootout goal vs. NJD (4/1)
• Notched a pair of assists and finished plus- two vs. BOS (2/26)
• Tallied an assist vs. FLA (1/21), at CBJ (1/25), at PHX (1/30) and at OTT (2/6)
• Missed three outings with a lower-body injury (1/2-1/9)
• Chipped-in an assist and logged 21:26 TOI vs. BOS (12/19), matching the third-highest TOI of his career
• Finished 4-for-4 in the faceoff circle at MTL (12/7)
• Contributed a pair of assists vs. TOR (11/29)
• Notched an assist in consecutive games vs. STL (11/19) and at PHI (11/21)
• Credited with three hits vs. DAL (10/28)
• Recorded an assist in his first game back from injury at TBL (10/26)
• Missed 11 games with a rib injury (10/4-10/25)
2009 Stanley Cup playoffs (with Detroit)
-Has two points (assists) in the first four games of the Stanley Cup finals.
-Recorded his first career NHL postseason point with an assist in Game 1 vs PIt on 5/30.
-Appeared in his first career NHL playoff game in Game 3 at CHI on 5/22.
2009 Calder Cup playoffs (with Grand Rapids - AHL)
-10 GP, 3-10--13, even, 10 PIM, 2 PPG, 24 shots on goal
2008-09 Regular Season (with Grand Rapids - AHL)
-57 GP, 15-31--46, +2, 6 PPG, 1 SHG, 125 shots on goal, 18 PIM
2008-09 Regular Season (with Detroit)
-21 GP, 5-4-9, +5, 1 GWG, 17 shots, 6 PIM.
-Recorded his first career multi-point game 2/21 at MIN (1-1--2).
-Scored his first career NHL goal in his first NHL game (1/31 at WSH).
-Registered his first career NHL assists in his second game (2/2 vs STL).
-Played for Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League in 2007-08.
-Led Jokerit in scoring with 77 points (28g, 49a) in 55 games.
-He finished second in the Finnish Elite League (77 points), second in plus-minus (+34), and third in goals (28).
-Received the Oskanen Award, given annually to the league's best player during the regular season.
-Also received the Finnish Elite League's Ilta-Sanomat Star Player Award for 2007-08.