Left wing drafted by the New York Islanders in 2008. He signed a four-year contract with the team in 2012.
He played basketball and volleyball while at Catholic Central High School.
He set an NHL record for most hits in a single season with 374 in 2011-12.
He dated Sydney Esiason, the daughter of ex-NFL star
He was once suspended for four games for trying to sucker punch Flyers winger Maxime Talbot.