|BIRTHPLACE:||Calgary, AB, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||WSH: 2004-27 overall|
|* Second among Caps defensemen and fourth on the team at +15
* Suffered a broken finger 11/24 at MIN and missed 15 games
* Has seven of his 11 assists in the final 10 minutes of the game or OT
Played in 64 games and recorded 12 points (1g-11a) … Second among Caps defensemen and fourth on the team with a career-high +13 … Averaged a career high 19:45 TOI … Seven of his 12 points (1g-6a) came in the third period; recorded seven of his 11 assists in the final 10 minutes of the game or OT … His 21 PIM were the fewest for any Cap defenseman who played more than 30 games … Was +9 against division opponents … Recorded 93 blocked shots, ranking fifth on the team … Averaged 3:18 of shorthanded ice time per game, the fourth highest on the team… Team was 9-1-1 when he had a point … Had three assists in the first six games of the season and had an assist in three straight games (11/6—11/10) …Was a +4 at CAR (11/12) and vs. OTT (2/1) … Suffered a broken finger 11/24 at MIN and missed 15 games … Skated a season-high 26:34 on 2/11 at NYR… Recorded his first career shorthanded goal at PIT (1/14) … Played only one playoff game due to injury.
Appeared in 72 games for Washington, posting 18 points (5g-13a) and 28 PIM … Ranked first among Caps defensemen and fourth on the team with a +12 rating … Second among Caps defensemen with five goals … Third among Caps defensemen averaging 18:05 of ice time … Ranked third on the team with 90 blocked shots … Played one game in Hershey during a brief AHL stint early in the season … Scored first NHL goal 10/29 at TOR … Led the team in ice time 11/2 vs. PHI (22:03) … Registered first assist of the season 12/1 at FLA … Posted season-high six points (4g-2a) in December … Scored goals in three straight games from 12/8-12/12 … Skated in season-high 25:33 minutes 1/5 at MTL … Recorded his first career multiple-point game with two-assist showing vs. EDM (1/17) … Played his 100th NHL/Caps game 3/14 vs. ATL … Limited to two playoff games due to injury (Games 2 and 3, 4/13 and 4/15).
2006-07: Played in 38 games with the Capitals in his first professional season … Recorded three points, all assists … Third among Caps defensemen with 18:12 of average ice time … Ranked 12th among NHL rookie defensemen in ice time … Tied for second on the team in plus/minus rating with +5 … Finished tied for eighth among NHL rookie defensemen in plus/minus rating … Made his NHL debut vs. NJ (12/22) … Played 34 straight games from 1/18-4/3, with a +7 rating in that time … Recorded his first career point with an assist at CAR (1/26) … Had a career-high four PIM vs. FLA (1/20) … Posted a career high +4 vs. CAR (1/27) … Played 44 games with Hershey (AHL) with 12 points (2g-10a) and a +20 rating … Had one assist in 19 playoff games.
2005-06: Played 68 games for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL and shared the lead among team defensemen with 40 points (7g-33a) … Tied for 13th among WHL defensemen in scoring … Led the team with a +20 rating … Scored four PPGs … Played for Team WHL in the 2005 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge … Shared the team lead in playoff scoring with 10 points (4g-6a) in 13 games … Joined Hershey in the AHL playoffs at the conclusion of Calgary’s season … Played seven playoff games for the Bears in their run to the Calder Cup … Posted four points (1g-3a), including his first pro goal in his first game, vs. Wilkes-Barre (5/7).
Posted 107 points (22g-85a) in his four-year, 262-game WHL career, all with Calgary.
2004-05: Played in all 72 games for Calgary and was the team’s second-highest scoring defenseman with 29 points (2g-27a) … Appeared in 12 playoff games, notching two goals, one assist (three points) and six PIM.
2003-04: Played all 72 games for Calgary … Recorded a career-best 11 goals, including four PPGs … Ranked sixth on the team with 35 points … Posted a +28 rating, leading Calgary defensemen and third-best on the team.
2002-03: Played 50 games as a WHL rookie … Posted two goals and an assist.
Selected by Washington in the first round, 27th overall, in 2004 Entry Draft.
Plays golf and video games in his spare time … Favorite tourist attractions in Washington, D.C., are the monuments.