|BIRTHPLACE:||Kingston, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||DAL: 1998-39 overall|
|* Fifth among NHL defensemen with 35 hits|
Recorded four points (4a) in 52 games … Finished the season at +1 … Averaged 16:47 TOI … The first season in his career that he did not record more than 7 PIM in any game … Had assists 10/18 vs. NJ and 11/10 vs. TB … Skated a regular-season high 21:21 in a 6-3 win at PIT on 1/14 … Tallied the second two-assist game of his career 3/17 at FLA … Took a career-high four shots 3/21 at CAR … Played in 12
Stanley Cup playoff games, missing two vs. PIT due to a foot injury … Recorded 16 PIM … Had one assist in seven games vs. NYR in ECQF … Was +3 in Game 5 vs. NYR … Skated more than 18 minutes in all five of his games vs. PIT in ECSF and more than 21 minutes three times.
Recorded a career-high nine points (2g-7a) in 51 games … Team was 7-1-0 when he had a point … Second on the team with 96 PIM … Recorded points in each of the first two games of the season, including a goal 10/5 at ATL in the opener that stood up as the game-winner … Had his first career two-assist game 12/10 vs. NJ … Played in his 200th NHL game at MTL (1/29) … Finished with a +5 rating in the last 10 games of the season … Posted his 500th career PIM in the season finale, 4/5 vs. FLA … Played in all seven ECQF playoff games against PHI and recorded two assists and six PIM.
2006-07: Had seven points (1g-6a) in just 29 games, missing 39 due to injury … Ranked fifth on the team in PIM (69) … Credited with 52 hits and 51 blocked shots … Had six of his points (1g-5a) at home … Made the team out of training camp but did not play in the first four games before being assigned to Hershey (AHL) … Returned to Caps 11/9 and played in 18 straight games … Made his Caps debut vs. CAR (11/9) … Posted his first Caps point, an assist, 11/11 vs. NYR … Recorded a career-high 29 PIM vs. ATL (11/22) … Had an assist and was +3 in a season-high 22:25 at TB (11/28) … Scored his lone goal, an empty-netter, and added an assist vs. BUF (12/2) … Suffered a foot fracture vs. PHI (12/16) and missed 25 games … Returned to the lineup at TB (2/15) … Registered nine hits at PIT (2/18), the most in a game by a Capital during the season … Posted assists in back-to-back games vs. NJ (2/25) and vs. FLA (2/27) … Registered his 400th NHL PIM on 3/3 vs. NYI … Suffered a dislocated thumb vs. CAR (3/9) and missed the season’s final 14 games.
2005-06: Played a career-high 60 NHL games between DAL and NYI … Totaled a career-high 161 PIM, leading the Islanders … Played three games with Iowa (AHL) on a conditioning stint (12/1-4) … Began the season in DAL … Played his 100th career NHL game 12/18 at CHI … Acquired by NYI on 1/10 … Scored a goal 3/14 vs. NJ … Recorded 21 PIM vs. NYR (3/29).
2004-05: Spent the season with Houston (AHL), appearing in 61 games … Recorded 10 points (3g-7a) and 238 PIM … Ranked second on the team in PIM.
2003-04: Spent most of the season in DAL, playing 32 games … Collected an assist 12/6 at SJ … Missed 23 games due to injury.
2002-03: Recorded a career-best two goals in just 16 games with Dallas … Played 52 games with Utah (AHL), posting 10 points (2g-8a) and 274 PIM … Ranked seventh in the AHL in PIM and tied for eighth in major penalties … Scored his first career NHL goal 1/22 vs. CBJ.
2001-02: Named DAL’s rookie of the year by his teammates … Split the season between DAL (33 games) and Utah (39) … Ranked fourth on Utah with 118 PIM … Missed 13 games with a fractured foot (3/10-4/3) … Recorded his first career point, an assist, 4/12 vs. CHI.
2000-01: Spent his first pro season with Utah (IHL) … Ranked third in the IHL with 284 PIM … Scored his first professional goal 10/29 at Chicago.
Played three seasons of major junior hockey with the London Knights in the OHL, registering 72 points (20g-52a) and 590 PIM in 170 games.
1999-00: Won the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL’s defenseman of the year … Named to the OHL First All-Star Team … Collected 43 points (12g-31a) with 177 PIM.
1998-99: Registered 20 points (8g-12a) and 208 PIM in 57 games … Led the team’s defensemen in playoff scoring with 15 points (5g-10a) in 25 games.
Selected by Dallas in the second round, 39th overall, in the 1998 Entry Draft … Traded to the N.Y. Islanders by Dallas with a second-round selection in the 2006 Entry Draft (Jesse Joensuu) for Janne Niinimaa and a fifth-round selection in the 2007 Entry Draft (Ondrej Roman) … Signed by the Capitals as a free agent, Sept. 14, 2006.
Favorite athlete is NBA star Allen Iverson … Enjoys watching Entourage and is an avid weightlifter, fisherman, hunter and golfer … Favorite tourist attraction in Washington, D.C., is the National Zoo.