Career: Signed 5-year contract extension with CBJ on 9/21/11… Scored career-high 26 goals in 2008-09 (1st season with CBJ)… Recorded career-high 57 pts (25G-32A) in 2010-11… Scored 1st career NHL goal (w/PHI) on 11/22/05 vs. TBL (opposing G: S. Burke)… Made NHL debut on 10/30/05 at OTT… Spent 3 seasons (2000-03) with OSU Buckeyes (112GP-58G-81A-129P)… Named CCHA 1st Team All-Star and NCAA West 2nd Team All-American in '03… Named CCHA Rookie of the Year in '01…. Represented USA at IIHF World Jr. Championships in '01 and '02 (14GP-3G-6A-9P combined)... Won Penguins Cup with Plum Mustangs in '98.
2012-13: Tallied his 200th point as a Blue Jacket on 2/10 vs. EDM (goal)... Assisted OSU coaching staff during work stoppage.
2011-12: Recorded 4th straight season with 20G & 20A… Played 500th career NHL game on 12/11/11 at EDM... Registered 1st career Gordie Howe Hat Trick on 2/21/12 vs. SJS (1G-1A, 1 fight vs. T. Wingels).
Personal: Nickname: ‘Umby’… Favorite player growing up: Mario Lemieux.