Most importantly he was starting to contribute on the score sheet with the big club.
In 34 games he posted 4 goals and 5 assists.
Heading into 2013/2014 even though it took a week longer to get done, he was bumped up to a 2-year deal to stick with the Jets.
Unfortunately a month into the season he was sidelined for four months remedying a blood clot that was found in his leg.
One game back and he’s knocked out again for another month with a lower body injury.
When he returned he finished the first year of his new contract 19 games with 2 assists.
In a very short AHL stint he had a goal and five assists in 4 games.
That was the last he would see of the minors.
It wasn’t the last he’d see of the injury bug though. He started the season just fine but in early January went down, tried a return in March and that was it for 2014/2015.
He finished playing 42 games with 2 goals and 4 assists.
The 26-year old, 7th year vet wasted little time in his first unrestricted free agency signing for another pair of years to stay put and continue development with the only team’s he’s ever known.