Played in one game for Washington and suffered a torn spleen on 3/19 at TB (was recalled from Hershey on same day) … Injury occurred on his second shift of the game, but he played the rest of the game (total of 10:19) and finished +1 … Saw action in 55 games for Hershey and recorded 25 points (9g-16a) … Had two goals, including the GWG, 10/26 vs. Rochester … Recorded a goal and an assist 11/29 vs. Philadelphia … Posted two assists 1/21 at Norfolk and 2/6 at Philadelphia …Returned from the spleen injury on 5/22 and made his Calder Cup playoff debut in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Providence … Saw action in nine playoff games and had four points (2g-2a) in helping Hershey win the Calder Cup … Had three points (1g-2a) and was +3 in Game 5 vs. Providence … Recorded a SHG in Game 3 against Manitoba in the Calder Cup final.
Registered six points (1g-5a) in 39 games for Washington … Finished second among Caps forwards with 52 blocked shots in just 39 games … Averaged 11:33 of ice time … Registered even or better plus/minus in 35 games … Washington went 4-1-1 when he recorded a point … Recalled to Washington 11/29 … Made his Capitals debut – and his first NHL appearance since 2003-04 – at CAR (11/30) … Scored his first career NHL goal – the eventual game-winner – 12/10 vs. NJ … Skated season-high 15:11 at TB (12/15) … Blocked three shots while shorthanded in overtime 1/21 at PIT, helping the Caps secure a shootout win … Played 20 games for Hershey (AHL), recording eight points (2g-6a) and a +9 rating.
2006-07: Played first season for Hershey, appearing in 75 games, recording 43 points (15g-28a) and 44 PIM ... Named Hershey’s Unsung Hero ... Picked up first point in a Bears uniform at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (10/7) and recorded his first multi-point game for Hershey a week later at Syracuse (10/14) … Posted a hat trick at Albany (12/20), and recorded another multi-point night three days later in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia ... Named AHL Player of the Week for the week ending 12/24 … Scored the game-winning goal 3/1 ... Recorded a goal and an assist in Game 1 of the East Division Final (5/2).
2005-06: Ranked tied for sixth among Norfolk Admirals (AHL) in scoring with 45 points (14g-31a) in 73 games … Led the team with +19 … Appeared in all four postseason games for the Admirals.
2004-05: Appeared in 66 games for Norfolk, registering 23 points (10g-13a) … Played in his 250th career AHL game and as a member of the Admirals on 12/19 at San Antonio … Missed 10 games from 3/13-4/2 due to injury … Played in four playoff games for the Admirals.
2003-04: Made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks on 2/29 … Appeared in three games for Chicago … Recorded his first NHL assist/point on 3/1 at NSH … Spent the majority of the season with Norfolk, appearing in 78 games, posting 22 points (12g-10a) and 74 PIM … Played in eight playoff games with Norfolk, recording six points (5g-1a) and four PIM.
2002-03: Spent the entire season with Norfolk, appearing in 69 games, posting 17 points (5g-12a) and 33 PIM … Also appeared in eight playoff games, posting four points (2g-2a).
2001-02: Split the season between Jackson (ECHL) and Norfolk (AHL) … Played in 16 games for Jackson, posting 10 points (4g-6a) and 12 PIM … Appeared in 61 games for Norfolk, recording 21 points (6g-15a) and 32 PIM … Played in four playoff games for the Admirals.
2000-01: Split the season between Jackson and Norfolk … Appeared in 60 games for Jackson, recording 37 points (13g-24a) and 39 PIM … Played in five playoff games for Jackson … Played in 10 games for Norfolk, posting one assist and 10 PIM.
Played four seasons with Kelowna of the Western Hockey League (WHL), appearing in 260 games, recording 145 points (57g-145a) and 269 PIM.
1999-00: Appeared in 68 games with Kelowna, posting 52 points (22g-30a) and 61 PIM … Appeared in five playoff games, posting one goal and one assist. 1998-99: Played in 70 games with Kelowna, registering 21 points (11g-10a) and 107 PIM … Scored three goals in six playoff games.
1997-98: Appeared in 59 games with Kelowna recording 35 points (11g-24a) and 47 PIM.
1996-97: Recorded 37 points (13g-24a) and 54 PIM in 63 games for Kelowna … Appeared in one playoff game.
Detroit’s fourth-round pick, 102nd overall, in the 1997 Entry Draft … Signed as a free agent by Chicago on June 4, 2003 … Signed as a free agent by Washington on July 18, 2006.
Enjoys golfing, playing slow-pitch softball and mountain biking … One of his life goals is to run a marathon … Favorite tourist attraction in Washington, D.C., is the National Zoo.