|BIRTHPLACE:||Natick, MA, USA|
|DRAFTED:||WSH: 2008-27 overall|
|USHL All-Rookie Team (2008) USHL Second All-Star Team (2008) OHL Second All-Star Team (2009) Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2009) AHL All-Rookie Team (2010) NHL All-Rookie Team (2011)|
Appeared in 16 playoff games for Hershey (AHL) upon finishing his junior season with the London Knights (OHL) … Recorded two goals, one assist and was +3 as the Bears won the Calder Cup … Played for Capitals legend Dale Hunter in London… Collected numerous team awards with the Knights: team MVP, Booster Club Player of the Year, Best Defenseman, Rookie of the Year and Playoff Performer of the Year (co-winner) … Ranked second among OHL rookies and tied for second among defensemen with 76 points (16g-60a) … Finished first among OHL rookies and third overall with 60 assists … Played in the OHL All-Star Game …OHL coaches voted him as having the best shot and hardest shot (co-winner) in the league’s Western Conference … His nine PPGs tied for third among league defensemen … Registered 23 multiple-point games … Recorded two seven-game point streaks: 12/6—12/31, 4g-9a, and 11/5—11/22, 3g-6a … Posted four points in a game on two occasions: 12/14 vs. Sarnia and 3/1 vs. Kingston (both 1g-3a) … Led the Knights with 22 points (7g-15a) in 14 playoff games … Recorded a 10-game point streak, the second longest in the OHL playoffs, from 3/28—4/22 (7g-14a).
2007-08: Named to the USHL Second All-Star Team and the USHL All-Rookie Team … Ranked second among USHL defensemen in scoring with 43 points (12g-31a)… Played in the USHL All-Star Game, where he recorded an assist. 2006-07: Appeared in two games with Indiana in the USHL, recording six PIM.
Capitals’ first-round choice, 27th overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft.
Was born in Massachusetts but spent much of his childhood in New Jersey … Grew
up a fan of Scott Stevens, the New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins … Favorite
athletes are Usain Bolt and Tiger Woods; favorite sports outside of hockey are golf
and lacrosse … Enjoys watching Entourage and Lost.