|BIRTHPLACE:||Troy, MI, USA|
|* Had his first career point with an assist in OT 12/23 at NYR
* Made his NHL debut 12/6 in TOR
* Has four points in 13 games with Hershey (AHL) this season
Played in 15 games with the Capitals and in 39 games with Hershey (AHL) … Had a +1 rating in Washington and averaged 14:40 of ice time a game … Made his NHL debut at TOR (12/6) … Recorded his first NHL point with an overtime assist 12/23 at NYR … Scored his first NHL goal 1/1 vs. TB … Had eight points (1g-7a) with
Hershey … Played in six Calder Cup playoff games and had two assists as Hershey won the Calder Cup.
Played 12 games for Hershey (AHL) and 31 for South Carolina (ECHL) … Registered 11 PIM in Hershey … Had one goal, 13 assists and 16 PIM for South Carolina … Scored his lone goal vs. Gwinnett (2/1) … Registered an assist in four straight games (2/5-2/10) … Had three assists vs. Columbia (3/29) for his only multi-point game of the season … Led club defensemen with nine points (1g-8a) in 20 playoff games, as the team advanced to the Kelly Cup semifinals.
2006-07: Completed his college career as a senior at Ohio State (CCHA) … Served as the Buckeyes’ captain and was a second-team All-CCHA selection … One of three finalists for both CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman and CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman honors … Led OSU in scoring with nine goals and 19 assists for 28 points in 37 games … Four of his goals came on the power play … Signed with the Capitals after his college career and made his professional debut for Hershey (AHL) vs. Binghamton (3/25) … Played three games for Hershey, posting two PIM.
2005-06: Served as an alternate captain for Ohio State … Led defensemen and tied for third on the team with 18 points (7g-11a) … Had seven goals to tie for fifth on the squad and tied for third with 11 assists … Second on the team with 37 blocked shots and 117 shots … Third on the team with a +13 rating and with 63 PIM … Played his 100th career game vs. Miami (12/30) … Named CCHA Defenseman of the Week (12/11) … Second runner-up for Best Power-Play Pointman in CCHA Captains' Poll ... Honorable mention All-CCHA choice.
2004-05: Tallied nine goals and 17 assists for 26 points in 40 games to lead OSU defensemen and rank sixth on the team … His nine goals tied for fifth in the nation among defensemen and led the CCHA … Honorable mention All-CCHA choice … Two-time CCHA Defenseman of the Week … Fifth in the CCHA in points and 22nd nationally in scoring among defensemen … Named to the CCHA Super-Six All-Tournament Team … Scored the winning goal against Michigan State in CCHA Super Six semifinals (3/18).
2003-04: Skated in 41 games … Voted team’s most valuable freshman … Finished second among OSU rookies and third among Buckeye defensemen with 16 points, including 13 assists … CCHA Defensive Player of the Week (3/7) after scoring a goal and dishing out two assists against Miami. 2002-03:
Played in 59 games for Sioux City in the USHL … Recorded six goals, 22 assists and 89 PIM.
Signed as a free agent by Washington, March 17, 2007.
Supports the St. Judes Children’s Hospital … Lists Steve Yzerman as his favorite athlete and winning the CCHA Tournament as his fondest hockey memory.