|BIRTHPLACE:||Minneapolis, MN, USA|
|DRAFTED:||CHI: 2003-245 overall|
|2011-12: Tied his career-high of 53 points (12g, 41A) after 66 games with the Jets... Played
his first game as a Winnipeg Jet on Oct. 9 vs. MTL (1-5L)… Recorded two assists on Oct. 19
at TOR (3-4SOL)… Scored his first goal as a Winnipeg Jet on Oct. 20 at OTT (1-4L)… Played in
his 100th franchise game on Nov. 17 vs. WSH (4-1W)… Took a career-high 12 shots on goal on
Nov. 29 vs. OTT (4-6 L), tied for NHL single game high this season… Selected to play in the
2012 NHL All-Star Game... Scored a goal and earned an assist to force overtime on Feb. 9 at
WSH (3-2SOW)… Recorded multiple points in five consecutive games between Feb. 21 – Feb.
27, was the only NHL defenceman to accomplish this in 2011-12… Earned his 100th franchise
point on Mar. 23 at WSH (4-3OTW).
2010-11: Ranks second on the team with 53 points (20g, 33a), and first among NHL defensemen with 20 goals ... His 53 points are a single-season franchise-record for defensemen (Tobias Enstrom currently has 51) ... Ranks second in the NHL with 342 shots on goal, breaking the franchise single-season record of 341 (Marian Hossa: 2005-06; Ilya Kovalchuk: 2003-04) with two shots on April 7 at NYR ... Tied a career-high with three assists on Mar. 5 vs. FLA ... Scored his sixth game-winning goal of the season on Jan. 2 at MTL, one shy of the NHL record for defensemen ... Scored his 11th goal of the season on 12/13 at OTT, breaking the Thrashers single-season record for goals by a defenseman ... Tied a career-high with four points (1g, 3a) in a 4-1 victory vs. BOS on Nov. 28.
2009-10: Recorded 34 points (17g, 17a) in all 82 games for the Chi- cago Blackhawks ... One of five Blackhawks to appear in every regular- season game ... Set new career-highs in games played and tied his career-best in assists ... Scored a career-most six power play goals ... Tied for seventh on the team in goals ... Recorded three points (2g, 1a) in the first two games of the season from 10/2-10/3 ... Earned points in back-to-back games (1g, 1a) 10/15-10/17 ... Scored his first game-winning goal of the season on 10/24 vs. NSH ... Collected a season- high two assists on 12/29 at DAL ... Tallied assists in four straight games (5a) from 12/29-1/3 ... Tied his season-high with two assists on 1/9 at MIN ... Scored goals in back-to-back games on 1/26 and 1/28 ... Earned points in three straight games from 3/2-3/5, recording three points (2g, 1a) during that stretch ... Matched his season-high with two assists, for the third time this season, on 4/7 vs. STL ... Added 16 points (11g, 5a) in 22 post-season contests, while helping lead the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup Championship ... Ranked third in the NHL in playoff goals ... Tied for the team lead in post-season goals and power play goals (5), and ranked fifth in points ... Netted his first career playoff hat trick, including the game-winner, in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals on 5/5 at VAN ... Collected points in five straight games from 5/11-5/23, earning six points (5g, 1a) dur- ing that stretch, including three game-winning tallies ... Registered a playoff career-high four points (2g, 2a) in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Finals on 6/6 vs. PHI ... Scored one goal in the Stanley Cup clinch- ing win on 6/9 at PHI.
2008-09: Tallied 31 points (15g, 16a) in 77 games with the Black- hawks ... Tied for seventh on the team in goals and ranked 11th in points ... Led team forwards and ranked second overall with 169 hits ... Established a season-high with two assists on 11/3 vs. COL ... Missed three games due to injury from 11/20-11/26 ... Set a season-high with two goals on 12/12 at COL ... Recorded a career-high four points (2g, 2a) on 12/28 at MIN ... Scored Chicago’s only penalty shot goal of the season on 4/11 at DET ... Added nine points (3g, 6a) in 17 games dur- ing his Stanley Cup Playoff debut ... Scored all three of his goals and six-of-nine points on the road ... Tallied his first career post-season point (1a) on 4/25 vs. CGY ... Earned a playoff-high three points (1g, 2a) on 4/27 at CGY ... Registered points in three straight games (2g, 2a) from 5/9-5/17, including a post-season high two goals on 5/9 at VAN.
2007-08: Recorded 36 points (19g, 17a) in 67 games with Chicago ... Appeared in eight AHL games with Rockford, posting seven points (2g, 5a) ... Ranked fifth on the Blackhawks in goals and tied for fifth in points ... Tied for second on the team with seven power play goals and four game-winning tallies ... Earned points in three straight games (4g, 2a) from 11/28-12/1, including a season-high four points (3g, 1a) on 11/30 vs. PHX ... Posted a three-game point streak from 12/7-12/12, earning four points (1g, 3a) during that stretch ... Collected a season-high two assists on 12/22 at OTT ... Tied his season-high with two assists and added one goal on 1/16 vs. STL ... Score game-winning goals in back-to-back games on 3/4 and 3/5.
2006-07: Appeared in nine games for the Blackhawks, tallying three points (1g, 2a) ... Earned 44 points (16g, 28a) in 63 AHL games with the Norfolk Admirals ... Missed nine games due to injury from 11/24-12/10 ... Set a Norfolk franchise record with 241 shots on goal ... Named the Second AHL All-Star Team and represented Planet USA at the AHL All- Star Classic ... Won the Vector CCM Hardest Shot event at the AHL All- Star Skills Competition ... Posted a six-game point and assist streak (1g, 6a) from 3/17-3/31.
2005-06: Made his NHL debut, tallying five points (3g, 2a) in 25 games with the Blackhawks ... Scored the game-winning goal in his first-career NHL game on 3/1 vs. NSH ... Registered 23 points (8g, 15a) in 53 AHL games with Norfolk ... Appeared in four playoff games with the Admirals, earning three points (1g, 2a).
AMATEUR CAREER: Collected 142 points (48g, 94a) in 189 career Western Hockey League games with Prince George and Brandon from 2001 to 2005 ... 2004-05: Earned WHL-career highs with 22 goals, 36 assists, 58 points and 184 penalty minutes in 64 games with Prince George ... Named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for December ... 2003-04: Recorded 45 points (16g, 29a) and 137 penalty minutes in 66 games for Prince George ... 2002-03: Split time between Brandon and Prince George during his first-full WHL season ... Tallied two points (1g, 1a) in eight games for Brandon and 37 points (9g, 28a) in 48 contests with Prince George ... Added four points (1g, 3a) in five playoff games with Prince George ... 2001-02: Earned 62 points (32g, 30a) in 52 games with the Chicago Mission (MAHL) ... Made his WHL debut, appearing in three games for Brandon.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Selected to play for the United States at the 2008 World Championships, but did not participate due to injury.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Chicago in the eighth round, 245th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft ... Acquired by the Thrashers from Chicago with Ben Eager, Brent Sopel and Akim Aliu for Marty Reasoner, Jeremy Morin, Joey Crabb, a first-round choice in the 2010 Entry Draft (Chicago selected Kevin Hayes) and a second-round selection in the 2010 Entry Draft (Chicago selected Justin Holl) on June 24, 2010.