- 2012-07-04 • Signed to a 13-year contract by the Minnesota Wild
- 2011-07-29 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the New Jersey Devils
- 2007-08-01 • Re-signed to a four-year contract by the New Jersey Devils
- 2004-03-29 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the New Jersey Devils
Other memorable dates
- 2005-10-05 • Made NHL debut (vs Pittsburgh; 15:48 TOI)
- 2005-10-05 • Scored first career NHL goal (vs Pittsburgh vs Marc-Andre Fleury)
Played early youth hockey with Tom Gilbert for the Jefferson Hockey Squirts, of Bloomington, MN.