|BIRTHPLACE:||Massena, NY, USA|
|DRAFTED:||ATL: 2008-3 overall|
2008-09 Season Notes
* Has recorded 10 points (6g, 4a) in his last 15 games
* Leads all NHL rookie defensemen with nine goals this season
* Scored a season-high two goals on 4/9 vs. FLA
* Skated in a season-high 28:32 of ice time and recorded a season-high six shots on 3/14 at BUF
* Recorded his fifth goal, second in as many games, on 3/12 at EDM
2008-09 Season Highs
Goals: 2, 4/9 vs. FLA
Assists: 3, 2/16 at LA
Points: 3, 2/16 at LA (3a)br /> Shots: 6, 3/14 at BUF
PIM: 9, 10/10 vs. WSH
Plus/Minus: +4, 1/17 at NSH
TOI: 28:32, 3/14 at BUF
|2011-12: Recorded a career-high 30 points (5G, 25A) after 65 games played with the Jets...
Played his first game as a Winnipeg Jet on Oct. 9 vs. MTL (1-5L)… Led the Jets with six shots
on goal on Oct. 17 vs. PIT (2-1W)… Recorded his first points as a Jet on Oct. 22 vs. CAR (5-3W)
with two assists… Recorded two assists on Oct. 31 at FLA (4-3SOW)… Scored his first goal
as a Jet on Dec. 13 vs. MIN (2-1W)… Scored a goal and earned two assists on Dec. 17 vs. ANA
(5-3W)… Scored his third goal of the season on Dec. 31 vs. TOR (3-2W)… Recorded his 50th
NHL assist, and added his 51st, on Jan. 10 at BOS (3-5L)… Registered nine shots on goal on
Jan. 21 vs. FLA (3-4 SOL) setting a new career high… Earned an assist in his first game back
after missing seven games due to injury on Mar. 1 vs. FLA (7-0W)… Recorded three assists
on Mar. 30 at CAR (4-3OTW)… Scored his fourth goal of the season and earned an assist on
Apr. 3 at FLA (5-4OTW)… Scored his fifth goal of the season and added an assist on Apr. 5 at
NYI (4-5L)… Ended season on a two-game multi-point streak (2G, 2A).
2010-11: Ranked third all-time among Thrashers defensemen with 24 goals on the season ... He trailed Yannick Tremblay (33) and Tobias Enstrom (26) for the top spot ... Ranked third on the team in average ice time overall with 22:20 ... Scored his fifth goal of the season on Mar. 12 at PHI ... Posted his first multiple-point game of the season (2a) on Feb. 7 at TOR ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Dec. 6 vs. NSH.
2009-10: Appeared in 81 games, posting 23 points (10g, 13a) ... Established career-highs in games played, points, goals and assists ... Tied the Thrashers franchise record for most goals by a defenseman in a single season ... Set a career-best and tied for fifth on the team with three power play goals ... Ranked sixth on the team and second among defensemen with 155 shots on goal ... Set a franchise record with 196 hits ... Began the season with eight goals in the first 17 games ... Scored his first goal in the season-opening game on 10/3 vs. TB ... Scored four goals over a four-game span from 10/22-10/31, including a career-high tying two goals on 10/29 vs. WSH ... Scored goals in back-to-back games on 11/13 and 11/15 ... Earned a career- high tying plus-four rating on 11/13 vs. LA ... Skated in a career high 29:13 of ice time on 11/19 vs. BOS ... Tallied a season-high two assists on 12/26 at TB ... Matched his season-best with two points (1g, 1a) and a plus-four rating on 1/16 at CAR ... Missed one game with a hand injury on 3/14 vs. PHX ... Scored his 10th goal of the season on 3/25 vs. TOR.
2008-09: Posted 19 points (9g, 10a) in 47 games during his first NHL season ... Led all first-year NHL defensemen in goals and ranked fourth in points ... Tied for second among rookie defensemen with a plus-11 rating ... Led team defensemen in goals and ranked third in points ... Made his NHL debut on 10/10 vs. WSH ... Missed 28 games due to injury from 10/30-12/30 ... Returned to the lineup on 12/31 at CAR ... Appeared in five games with Chicago (AHL) during a conditioning stint from 1/3-1/11, scoring one goal ... Earned his first-career NHL points (1g, 1a) on 1/17 at NSH ... Recorded four points (2g, 2a) in two games from 1/17-1/20 ... Posted a season-high three points (3a) on 2/16 at LA ... Scored his first-career game-winning goal on 3/10 at COL ... Skated in a season-high 28:32 of ice time and took a season-high six shots on 3/14 at BUF ... Scored a season-high two goals on 4/9 vs. FLA ... Earned 11 points (6g, 5a) in his last 16 games of the season.
AMATEUR CAREER: Tallied 94 points (18g, 76a) in 127 career Ontario Hockey League games with Peterborough ... Recorded 17 points (1g, 16a) in 36 games with Cushing Academy in 2005-06 ... 2007-08: Recorded 61 points (11g, 50a) in 60 games with the Peterborough Petes (OHL) ... Named to the OHL First All-Star Team ... Appeared in the OHL All-Star Classic and the Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game ... Ranked second among league defensemen in assists and was the only defenseman to lead his team in points ... Ranked fifth among league defensemen in points and tied for ninth in goals ... Ranked sixth on the Petes with six power play goals ... Was second on his team with a plus-eight rating ... Recorded 15 multiple-point games and tallied at least one point in 41 contests ... Began the season with a six-game point streak (2g, 6a) from 9/20-10/11 ... Tallied three points (1g, 2a) on 10/11 vs. Erie ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) for his second multiple-point game of the season on 10/26 at Kingston ... Tallied three points (1g, 2a) over consecutive games from 10/26- 11/1 ... Posted a season-high nine-game point streak from 11/8-12/1, collecting 11 points (1g, 10a) during that stretch ... Recorded a season-high four points (3g, 1a) and his first-career hat trick on 1/3 vs. Oshawa ... Earned six points (3g, 3a) over a three-game stretch from
1/1-1/4 ... Collected eight points (1g, 7a) over a four-game stretch from 1/10-1/17, recording two points in each of those contests ... Posted three points (1g, 2a) on 1/24 vs. Ottawa ... Collected two assists on 1/31 vs. Niagara ... Registered 19 points (5g, 14a) during the month of January, the most of any month, and tallied seven multiple-point contests during the month ... Posted five assists over a three-game stretch from 1/31-2/7 ... Earned assists in three-consecutive games from 2/17-2/29 ... Tallied two points (1g, 1a) and earned a season-high plus-four rating on 3/6 vs. Kingston ... Closed out the regular season with an assist on 3/16 at Niagara ... Added three assists in five OHL post-season contests ... Tallied a post-season high two assists on 3/22 at Belleville ... Earned all three of his playoff assists over two consecutive games from 3/22-3/24 ... 2006-07: Made his OHL debut with the Petes, tallying 33 points (7g, 26a) in 67 contests ... Ranked second among team defensemen and rookies in points ... Ranked third overall on the Petes with seven power play goals ... Appeared in his first OHL game on 9/21 vs. Brampton ... Recorded his first-career OHL point with one goal on 10/5 vs. Belleville ... Posted assists in back-to-back games on 10/12 and 10/14 for his first-career OHL point streak ... Established a season-high with a plus-five rating on 10/19 vs. Erie ... Tallied assists in consecutive games (2a) on 11/2 and 11/4 ... Earned three points (1g, 2a) over a two-game span from 11/11-11/12 ... Set a season-high with points in three consecutive games (1g, 2a) from 11/18-11/24 ... Matched his season-high with a plus-five rating on 12/7 vs. Ottawa ... Collected assists in consecutive games (2a) on 12/15 and 12/16 ... Posted four points (1g, 3a) over a two-game stretch from 1/4-1/5 ... Recorded points in back-to-back games (1g, 1a) from 1/11-1/13 ... Earned a plus-six rating over a three-game span from 1/20- 1/26 ... Collected a season-high three assists on 1/25 vs. Niagara ... Matched his season-high with a three-game point streak (1g, 2a) from 3/1-3/8 ... Tallied one assist in his final regular season game on 3/16 at Niagara ... 2005-06: Posted 17 points (1g, 16a) in 36 games with Cushing Academy (Mass.).
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Made his international debut with the United States at the 2009 IIHF World Championships in Switzerland, recording one assist in nine games.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Thrashers in the first round, third overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.