Attended Canada’s U18 training camp, but suffered a concussion during an inter-squad game and didn’t make the trip to Russia.
Stone took on the top-line center role for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL in 2004-05 and smashed his career numbers with the help of linemate and Washington Capitals prospect Eric Fehr.
2006-07: Stone’s path to the NHL was delayed by several injuries during the 2006-07 campaign. After scoring a respectable 14 goals and 36 points during his rookie season with the Baby Pens, Stone saw his numbers fall to 7 goals and 33 points in 2006-07, although he appeared in only 41 contests due to his injuries. He was again among the team leaders with 86 penalty minutes despite missing half the season.
2007-08: After a 2006-07 season that saw Stone post just under a point-per-game, Stone’s development, if it has not slightly regressed, has at least plateaued. Despite a hand injury, Stone appeared in 65 games, tied for third on the WBS Penguins with 28 assists, and was fourth on the team with 129 penalty minutes. Stone saw six games of NHL action picking up one assist and got in a fight with Steve Downie before being sent back down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The talented pivot found his offensive touch once again come playoff time where he tied for fifth in scoring with 17 points in 22 games.
Stone’s offensive contributions were matched by his work on the other side of the puck, with solid forechecking and good work in his own zone. Stone also plays with a level of toughness that goes beyond his 6’1, 200-pound frame, and is happy to drop the gloves if the situation warrants.