A second-year professional who grew up in nearby Chevy Chase, Md.
Played 26 games for both Hershey (AHL) and South Carolina (ECHL) … Tallied three goals and three assists for the Bears … Had one goal and one assist in a 3-1 Hershey win against Binghamton (3/25) … Recorded 10 goals and seven assists for the Stingrays … Netted two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win against Columbia (12/9) … Ended the year with a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win against Texas (4/7).
2005-06: Completed his college career as a senior at University of Massachusetts (Hockey East) … Finished with 116 points (50g-66a) in four years, fourth all-time at UMass … Team captain for the second year in a row … Led the Minutemen in goals (13) and was second in assists (14) and points (27) … Posted six multiple-point games, including a season-high three points 11/12 vs. Boston University (2g-1a) … Signed with the Capitals after his college career and made his professional debut for Hershey vs. Binghamton (3/19) … Recorded his first two points at Philadelphia (2a, 4/14).
2004-05: Led UMass in goals (14) and points (27) in 38 games … Tied for second on the team in assists (13) … Named team captain … Recorded a four-point game (1g-3a) vs. Clarkson (10/9) … Posted three consecutive three-point games from 12/29-1/7 (5g-4a).
2003-04: Ranked second on the Minutemen in assists (17) and third in points (24) … Played 33 games … Posted six multiple-point games … Won a gold medal with the United States at the World Junior Championship.
2002-03: Led UMass in assists (22) and ranked second in points (38) as a freshman … Ranked third on the team with 16 goals … Led all Hockey East freshmen in scoring and was named to the conference’s All-Rookie Team … Played 37 games … One of only seven freshmen in the nation to average over a point per game (1.03) … Recorded 10 multiple-point games … Had a pair of four-point games (11/15 vs. UMass Lowell, 3/1 at Merrimack).
2001-02: Played for USA Hockey’s Under-18 National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor … Posted 36 points (15g-16a) in 54 games.
2000-01: Played in 69 games for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, posting 35 points (12g-23a).
1999-2000: Posted 77 points (32g-45a) in 42 games as a member of the Washington Junior Capitals in the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League … Was the MJHL Rookie of the Year and a league all-star.
Scored five goals in six games for the gold-medal-winning United States team at the 2004 World Junior Championship … Ranked third on the team in scoring … Led the tournament with two SHGs.
Selected by Washington in the third round, 83rd overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.
Spends time golfing, traveling and surfing in the offseason … Favorite sports other than hockey are golf and football.