2011-12: Made his DET debut on Oct 22 at WSH (also 100th career NHL game)... Recorded his first DET point on Nov 5 vs ANA, assisting on a goal by Nicklas Lidstrom in the 2nd period of a 5-0 win at Joe Louis Arena... Has appeared in five games for DET (0G-1A-1P) and four games for AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins (1G-2A-3P)... Tallied 6GP-3G-0A-3P for the Red Wings during the 2011 pre-season, tying him with Gustav Nysquist for the team lead in goals.
Career: Appeared in 99 games with the Dallas Stars from 2008-2010, registering 19G-21A-40P in addition to 18PIM... Became just the third player in NHL history to record a hat trick in his first career game on October 15, 2008, finding the back of the net three times during a 6-4 Dallas win over Nashville.... In 81 career games at the AHL level, has amassed 16G-24A-40P for the Texas Stars, Manitoba Moose, and Toronto Marlies... Prior to his arrival in North America, tallied 54GP-9G-28A-37P with Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League in 2007-08.
CAREER VS. ANA: 5 GP, 1-0-1, 0 PIM.
HOME: 26 GP, 10-5-15, 2 PIM, E
ROAD: 28 GP, 6-6-12, 6 PIM, -8
* Is on a career-high four-game point streak (3-1-4), including goals in each of the last two games.
* Among NHL rookie leaders, ranks first in game-winning goals (5), 10th in goals (16) and 17th in points (27).
* Became the third player in NHL history to earn a hat trick in his NHL debut on Oct. 15 vs. NSH. His third goal was the game-winner.
MULTIPLE POINT GAMES (4): Oct. 15 vs. NSH (3-0-3), Dec. 23 @ TOR (1-1-2), Feb. 6 vs. NYR (1-2-3), Feb. 19 vs. EDM (1-1-2).