A second-year pro who made his NHL debut last season.
Spent most of his first professional season with Hershey (AHL) … Registered 6:01 of ice time in his first career NHL game vs. NJ (12/29) … Became the first former Mercyhurst College player to reach the NHL … Appeared in 36 games for Hershey, notching two goals and 10 assists for 12 points … Made his pro debut and recorded his first point at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (10/7) … Scored his first pro goal at Hamilton (10/13) … Had a pair of two-assist games (11/25 vs. Manchester, 12/23 vs. Philadelphia).
2005-06: Led all Atlantic Hockey Association defensemen in scoring with 45 points (12g-33a) in 33 games for Mercyhurst … Finished tied for sixth in scoring in the conference and fourth on the team … His 1.36 points per game was ninth in the nation and tied for the lead among defensemen with Hobey Baker Award winner Matt Carle … Shared the lead among all NCAA defensemen with 12 goals … Had 12 multiple-point games, including three four-point outings … His 145 shots (4.39 per game) were a conference best … Led the Lakers with a +21 rating and finished tied for fourth in the conference … Recorded five PPGs and one GWG … Named to the first-team All-Atlantic Hockey squad and to the AHA All-Tournament Team.
2004-05: Appeared in all 38 games for the Lakers … His 17 points (5g-12a) were second on the team among defensemen … Scored two game-tying goals … Tallied three assists vs. Sacred Heart (3/4) … Was a member of the AHA All-Academic Team.
2003-04: Finished fourth in conference scoring among defensemen with 19 points (3g-16a) … Tied for fourth among defensemen in assists ... Two-time Atlantic Hockey Freshman of the Week and member of the Atlantic Hockey All-Rookie Team.
2002-03: Registered 28 points for his hometown Calgary Canucks (AJHL).
Signed as a free agent by Washington on April 1, 2006.
Enjoys playing lacrosse, golf and video games … Lists football as his favorite sport other than hockey and Wayne Gretzky as his favorite athlete … Favorite book is Lance Armstrong’s “It’s Not About the Bike.”