Career: 2011-12: Spent most of his first full professional season in Providence/AHL where he led that team in assists and points with 18-30=48 totals in 69 games ... Recalled once to Boston from Feb. 20-27 with one goal in three games ... Played his first NHL game on Feb. 22 at St. Louis and scored his first NHL point with a goal on his first NHL shot on Feb. 25 in Ottawa ... 2010-11: Signed as a free agent on Apr. 7 at the conclusion of his college career and was assigned to Providence/AHL ... Had 1-1=2 totals in three AHL Bruins games with two PIM ... Played his first pro game on Apr. 8 vs. Portland, recorded his first pro point with an assist Apr. 9 at Springfield and scored his first pro goal on Apr. 10 vs. Manchester ... College: Played four seasons at Miami (Ohio) University with 69-114=183 totals in 156 career college games, which ranks second on the school’s all-time assists and points lists ... Was a Hobey Baker finalist in his senior season of 2010-11 when he ranked third in the nation in both assists and points with 19-38=57 totals in 39 games ... Also earned First Team All-CCHA and Second Team All-America honors and became the first player in school history to be named CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Went to the NCAA tournament in all four of his college seasons with two Frozen Four appearances, including a loss to Boston University in the 2009 championship game ... Juniors: Played one season with Lincoln of the USHL in 2006-07, earning a Second Team All-USHL berth as he finished second on the team in scoring with 23-48=71 totals in 56 games. Transactions: Signed by Boston as a free agent, Apr. 7, 2011.