- 2016-07-01 • Signed to a two-year contract by the New York Rangers
- 2015-09-17 • Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs
- 2011-05-13 • Signed to a five-year-contract-extension by the New York Islanders
- 2010-10-05 • Claimed off Waivers from the New York Islanders
- 2010-06-25 • Traded to the Florida Panthers with Steve Bernier and a 2010 1st round pick (Quinton Howden) for Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich
Other memorable dates
- 2013-02-13 • Scored a hat-trick for Austria vs. Tuukka Rask (Finland) at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
- 2011-01-29 • Winner of the Fastest Skater Competition at the NHL SuperSkills Competition 2011 (14.061sec)
- 2010-05-01 • Scored his first NHL postseason goal against the Chicago Blackhawks
- 2010-04-02 • Scored his first NHL career hat-trick
(see 2nd goal) against the Anaheim Ducks to set at an all-time-record for the Vancouver Canucks by having six players scoring a hat-trick within one season
- 2009-10-21 • Scored his first NHL goal against the Chicago Blackhawks
- 2009-10-16 • Played his first NHL game against the Calgary Flames
- 2009-02-01 • Debut for Team Austria (4:0 vs. Denmark in Vienna, AUT)
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