|BIRTHPLACE:||Bolton, CT, USA|
|DRAFTED:||MTL: 2000-13 overall|
2008-09 Season Notes
* Leads Thrashers defensemen with a career-high 37 points (5g, 32a) this season
* Set a new career-high with his 26th assist of the season on 2/28 vs. CAR
* Posted five assists during his season-high four-game point/assist streak from 2/11-19.
* Matched his career-high with two assists, for the second time this season, on 2/15 at ANA
* Tied a season high and tied his career high with two assists on 1/16 vs. TOR
2008-09 Season Highs
Goals: 2, 12/2 at MTL (career high)br /> Assists: 2 (2x), last 2/15 at ANA (T-career high)br /> Points: 3, 12/2 at MTL (2g, 1a; T-career high)br /> Shots: 6, 1/2 vs. VAN
PIM: 4 (2x), last 2/16 at LA
Plus/Minus: +2 (5x), last 2/28 vs. CAR
TOI: 28:10, 11/7 at BUF
|2011-12: Tallied 10 points (10A) in 56 games for the Jets... Played his first game as a Winnipeg
Jet on Oct. 9 vs. MTL (1-5L)… Recorded two assists and led Jets in TOI (22:50) on Oct. 13 at CHI
(3-4L)… Did not dress on Oct.19 at TOR (3-4SOL) marking the end of his streak of 155 straight
games played… Appeared in his first game back from injury and logged 23:34 of ice-time on
Nov. 23 at WSH (3-4OTL)… Activated from Injured Reserve on Dec. 13… Played in his 500th NHL
game on Dec. 27 at COL (4-1W).
2010-11: Leads the team and ranks tied for 10th in the league with 171 blocked shots, while appearing in all 81 games for the Thrashers ... Scored six points (1g, 5a) in seven games from 3/12 - 3/27, including multiple-point efforts on 3/12 at PHI (1g, 1a) and 3/17 vs. PHI (2a) ... Scored his first two career game-winning goals in overtime on 2/27 vs. TOR and 3/12 at PHI... Also assisted on Tim Stapleton’s overtime goal on 3/9 at CAR... Appeared in his 200th game as a Thrasher on 12/28 at PIT... Posted points in back-to-back games from 12/18-12/20... Scored his first goal of the season and contributed with a multiple-point game (1g, 1a) and a plus-4 rating vs. NJ on 12/18 ... Recorded his first point of the season (assist) in a Thrashers 6-4 victory at NYR on 10/27.
2009-10: Tallied 26 points (5g,21a) in 80 games... Ranked third among Thrashers defense men in points and assists... Led the team with 148 blocked shots... Earned the 100th assist of his career on 10/29 vs. WSH ... Missed two games with a lower body injury from 10/31-11/3 ... Tallied points in five straight games (1g,4a) from 10/24-11/8... Collected points in three straight games (1g,2a) from 12/17-12/21... Earned a season-high plus-four rating on 1/12 vs. OTT ... Earned a plus-four rating over a two-game span from 3/2-3/4, while earning one assist in each of those games... Appeared in his 400th career NHL game on 3/12 vs. NYR ... Earned eight points (2g, 6a) over an eight-game stretch from 3/12-3/25, including tying his career-high with three points and two assists on 3/21 at PHI... Took a season-high five shots on goal twice: 3/14 vs. PHX and 3/21 at PHI ... Skated in a career-high 30:19 of ice time on 4/3 at PIT.
2008-09: Earned a career-high 39 points (6g,33a) in 81 games during his first season with the Thrashers... Led team defensemen in points and assists, and ranked second in goals... Recorded two points (1g,1a) and led the team with 23:53 of ice time in his Atlanta debut on 10/10 vs. WSH... Earned points in his first three games with the Thrashers from 10/10-10/14, collecting four points (1g,3a) in those games... Posted a four-game point/assist streak from 11/7-11/16, recording five points (1g, 4a) ... Scored a career-high two goals and career-high tying three points, including his 100th career point, on 12/2 at MTL... Tied a season-high and career-high with two assists on 1/16 vs. TOR ... Appeared in his 300th career game on 2/10 at TB ... Matched his career-high, for the second time this season, with two assists on 2/15 at ANA... Posted five assists during a season-high tying four-game point/assist streak from 2/11-2/19 ... Set a new career-best with his 26th assist on 2/28 vs. CAR.
2007-08: Recorded 32 points (8g, 24a) in 78 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets... Led team defensemen in goals, assists, points and powerplay goals (8)... Tied for sixth among NHL defensemen in power play goals ... Ranked fourth on Columbus in assists and points ... Was second on the team in power play goals and average time on ice (22:23) ... Set career-highs in power play goals and shots on goal (161) ... Scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time in his career on 10/5 and 10/6... Recorded assists in three-consecutive games from10/21-10/25 ... Tied his career-high with two assists on 11/18 vs.DET... Tallied the 50th assist of his NHL career on 11/21 vs. FLA... Posted a season-high six-game point streak (1g, 6a) from 11/16-11/26 ... Appeared in his 200th NHL game on 12/21 vs. LA... Earned a four-game point streak from 12/26-12/31, recording five assists during that stretch.
2006-07: Set single-season highs in goals (9), assists (25) and points (34) in 80 games with the Blue Jackets ... Led team defensemen in points, was second on the team in power play goals (7) and ranked third in time on ice (22:53) ... His 34 points ranked as the second- highest total by a defensemen in Columbus history ... Collected a career-high three points (1g, 2a) on 12/10 vs. OTT ... Missed two games with an upper-body injury from 1/18-1/19 ... Earned his seventh-career multiple-point game (1g, 1a) on 2/11 vs. CHI ... Tallied a goal and an assist for his eighth multiple-point game on 2/25 vs. NSH.
2005-06: Appeared in 22 games with Montreal’s AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs ... Collected 17 points (3g, 14a) with Hamilton ... Earned his 100th career AHL point (1a) in his first game of the season on10/14...Registered four assists on 10/28 at Syracuse... Claimed off waivers from Montreal on 11/29... Posted 17 points (2g,15a) and a plus-13 rating in 55 games with Columbus... Earned his first point with Columbus on 12/1 at STL... Had his first-career multiple-point game (2a) on 12/26 vs. CHI ... Scored his first goal as a Blue Jacket on 1/27 vs. MIN ... Recorded two assists on 2/8 vs. LA and 3/25 at DET.
2004-05: Saw action in 68 games with Hamilton (AHL), recording 23 points (9g,14a) and 51 penalty minutes... Appeared in his 200th career AHL game on 2/26 vs. Manitoba ... Moved into first all-time among Bulldog defensemen in power play goals (8) on 3/11 vs. Chicago ... Scored two goals on 4/13 vs. Syracuse... Tallied two points (1g,1a) in four Calder Cup Playoff games.
2003-04: Appeared in 11 games with Montreal, earning two points (1g, 1a) and four penalty minutes... Scored his first-career NHL goal on 10/9 vs. OTT (Lalime) ... Earned 31 points (7g, 24a) in 54 games with Hamilton (AHL)... Ranked second among Bulldog defensemen and third overall with a plus-15 rating... Posted five assists in 10 post-season contests with the Bulldogs.
2002-03: Registered two penalty minutes in 21 games with Montreal ... Made his NHL debut on 10/11 vs. NYR... Finished the season with Hamilton (AHL), recording 13 points (2g,11a) in 33 games... Earned 11 points (1g,10a) in 23 post-season contests with the Bulldogs.
2001-02: Posted 31 points (7g,24a) in 63 games with Quebec (AHL) ... Played for PlanetUSA at the AHL All-Star Classic and recorded three assists during the game ... Selected to the AHL All-Rookie Team.
2000-01: Made his professional debut, playing in four games with Quebec (AHL), scoring a goal.
AMATEUR CAREER: Tallied 47 points (13g,34a) in 63 career games with UMass-Lowell (HockeyEast)... Earned 45 points (11g,34a) in 114 games for the United States National Team Development Program ... 2000-01: Tallied 36 points (10g, 26a) in 33 games with UMass-Lowell ... Led all Hockey East defensemen and was top five in the NCAA in scoring... Named an NCAA Second Team All-American and HockeyEast First All-Star...1999-00: Collected 11 points (3g,8a) in 30 games as a freshman at UMass-Lowell ... Was selected to the Hockey East All- Rookie Team.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Has represented the United States at four international tournaments, the 2009 World Championships, the 2001 and 2000 World Junior Championships and the 1999 Under-18 World Junior Championships.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Montreal in the first round, 13th overall, of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft ... Claimed by Columbus off waivers from Montreal on Nov. 29, 2005 ... Signed by the Thrashers as a free agent on July 2, 2008.