|BIRTHPLACE:||Burnaby, BC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||WSH: 2007-5 overall|
|* Recalled to WSH on 5/4 but has not played
* Has two assists in five playoff games for Hershey (AHL)
Appeared in 30 games in three recalls to Washington, posting five points (1g-4a)
and two PIM … The only NHL defenseman with more than 25 games played
and fewer than eight PIM … Played 20 or more minutes in 15 of his 30 games …
Ranked third among NHL rookies in ice time (19:25 per game) … Assisted on two
GWGs … Named one of the three stars in three games … Made NHL debut vs. ATL
(11/26) … Recorded his first NHL point with an assist 12/4 vs. NYI … Scored his
first career goal and added an assist for his first multiple-point game 12/6 at TOR,
giving him three points in two games … Logged a career high 24:45 of ice time on
12/20 at PHI … Played in 48 games for Hershey (AHL), netting 20 points (4g-16a)
and 10 PIM … Shared the lead among AHL rookies with a +23 rating … Had four
multiple-point games … Played 10 games in Hershey’s run to the Calder Cup,
recording two assists.
Named to the Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team and the Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year … Also chosen as the WHL Player of the Year, the WHL Defenseman of the Year and named to the WHL East First All-Star Team … Captain of the Calgary Hitmen (WHL) … Played 60 games for Calgary and had 36 points (7g-29a) and only 15 PIM … Finished with a +26 rating … Had two assists in the first game of the season against Red Deer (9/21) … Registered eight multiple-point games during the season, including a three-point game (1g-2a) vs. Brandon (1/27) … Scored the GWG in overtime at Kootenay (1/22) … Had eight points (6g-2a) in 16 playoff games … Tied for the team lead in defensemen playoff goals and ranked second in points by a defenseman … Represented Canada in the 2007 Canada-Russia Super Series.
2006-07: Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2007 World Junior Championship … Earned WHL Eastern Conference Second-Team All-Star honors … Played in the 2007 Top Prospects Game … Represented the WHL in the 2006 Canada-Russia Challenge … Posted 47 points (8g-39a) and a +16 rating in 63 games for Calgary … Led all Hitmen defensemen in assists and points; tied for the lead among team defensemen in goals … Won Calgary’s Coaches’ Award and was named the team’s top defenseman … Had 13 points in 18 playoff games as the Hitmen reached the Eastern Conference finals. 2005-06: Skated in 70 games for Calgary and tallied 24 points (4g-20) … Had one goal and three assists in 13 playoff games. 2004-05: Played in 66 games in his first year in Calgary and dished out 10 assists … Had three assists in 12 playoff games. 2003-04: Saw action in 74 games for Richmond of the PIJHL, recording three goals and 15 assists.
Won back-to-back World Junior Championship medals with Canada (2007, 2008). 2008: Captain of Team Canada at the World Junior Championship … Posted two points (1g-1a) and was +2 in seven games … Chosen by the coaching staff as one of Canada’s top three players in the tournament … Also represented Canada in the Canada-Russia Super Series … Was a teammate of Josh Godfrey in both events. 2007: Played six games for Canada at the World Junior Championship, recording one assist. 2005: Played for Team Canada in the Under-18 Junior World Cup in the Czech Republic/Slovakia… Played for Team Pacific at the 2004-05 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Selected by Washington in the first round, fifth overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft.
Enjoys shopping in his spare time … Supports Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver … His favorite hockey memories are winning two World Junior Championships, being drafted by the Capitals and his first time playing … Won Calgary’s Scholastic Player of the Year in each of his first two seasons with the team.