Career: Represented USA at IIHF World Championships in '09 (9GP-0G-2A-2P) and '10 (6GP-3G-0A-3P)… Made NHL debut on 10/3/07 at TOR… Scored 1st career NHL goal on 10/18/07 vs. MTL (opposing goalie: C. Price)… Spent 3 seasons in OHL with Sudbury (196GP-65G-131A-196P)... Named to OHL All-Scholastic Team in 2004-05.
2012-13: Set CBJ team record for fastest 2 goals by a single player (0:51) on 3/22 vs. CGY... Scored 1st goal of 2012-13 for CBJ on 1/19 at NSH.
2011-12: Set/tied career highs for GP (82-T), assists (32), points (47), PIM (124) and GWG (3-tied) w/OTT… Tallied 4G-3A-7P during career-best 6-game point streak 11/29-12/8.11… Dished out career-high 3A on 3/24/12 vs. PIT... Skated in 300th career NHL game, 12/13/11 at BUF.
Personal: Nicknames incl. ‘Nicky’, ‘Gino’ and ‘Lou’… Favorite musical artist: Zac Brown... Favorite player growing up was Peter Forsberg… Father Mike recorded 355G-372A-727P in 1018 career NHL games with FLA, TOR, BUF and DET... Brother Marcus currently plays for BUF.