- Was placed on IR, Nov. 21 (retroactive to Nov. 15).
- Underwent back surgery on Dec. 10.
- Scored the Avalanche s first goal of the season on Oct. 13 at Boston.
- Is in his seventh NHL season, his fourth with Colorado.
- Set a career high in points (38), assists (19), game-winning goals (3), shots (167) and games played (79) last season.
- His 19 goals fell one short of his personal best set in 2011-12.
Traded to Colorado by San Jose with Michael Sgarbossa and Mike Connolly for T.J. Galiardi, Daniel Winnik and Anaheim's 7th round choice (previously acquired, San Jose selected Emil Galimov) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 27, 2012. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to back injury at New Jersey, November 15, 2014. Traded to Buffalo by Colorado with Ryan O'Reilly for Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, JT Compher and Buffalo's 2nd round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Jeremy Roy) in 2015 Entry Draft, June 26, 2015.