2019-20: Played six games with the New York Islanders before sustaining a lower-body injury against Ottawa on 10/25/19... Loaned to the Sound Tigers for conditioning on 12/5/19 and made four AHL appearances, recording two assists... Finished his eighth professional season with six points (3g, 3a) in 28 regular-season games with the Islanders... Added one assist in three Stanley Cup Playoff games in the Toronto bubble, helping New York reach the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 1993. 2018-19: Initially joined the Isles' organzation by signing a one-year deal on 7/2/18... Played 36 regular-season games with the Islanders (4g, 5a), in addition to eight playoff appearances... Collected three points (1g, 2a) in one game with the Sound Tigers (11/3/18 against Springfield - tying his AHL career high). 2017-18: Played 69 regular-season games during his third full season with the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL career high)... Ranked third on the Penguins in hits in (139)... Appeared in all 12 of Pittsburgh's 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff games, helping the Penguins advance past Philadelphia in six games... Played his 100th NHL game on 10/4/17 vs. St. Louis... Scored on a penalty shot on 12/1/17 at Buffalo, becoming the first German since Marco Sturm (1/9/07) to do so. 2016-17: Established NHL career highs in points (16), assists (12) and plus-minus (+8)... Helped Pittsburgh win its second straight Stanley Cup Championship, appearing in the team's first 11 playoff games before he was sidelined for the Conference Final and Final due to injury. 2015-16: Made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh on 1/9/16 at Montreal and remained in the NHL through the 2017-18 season... Helped Pittsburgh win the 2016 Stanley Cup, establishing post-season career highs in games (24), goals (2), assists (3) and points (5). Previous: Represented Germany at two World Under-17 Hockey Challenges (2008, 2009), two World Under-18 Junior Championships (2009, 2010) and the 2011 World Junior Championships (Buffalo and Niagara).