CAREER: Re-signed to a 3-year contract on 7/2/11...One career hat trick...College team: Boston College (2002-05)...2005 Hobey Baker Finalist, Hockey East Player of the Year, NCAA All-American and All-Conference...NCAA 2004 Second-Team All-American and All-Conference...Won gold medals with USA at 2004 WJC and 2002 World U-18s...Has also played for OTT and CAR...Traded from OTT with Joe Corvo to CAR for Cory Stillman and Mike Commodore, 2/11/08...Traded from CAR with 2010 4th round pick (Craig Cunningham) to BOS for Aaron Ward, 7/24/09.
2013-14: Missed 11 games (10/2-10/23) with knee/ankle injuries.
2012-13: 8 points (2-6-8) in 34 games for DET...Appeared in 400th NHL game on 3/16 at VAN.
PERSONAL: Supports and works with the Michigan Humane Society...Born in Calgary but holds dual citizenship and plays for USA...Father, Mike, played for MIN and CGY and coached PHI and PIT, currently head coach at U. of Wisconsin...Uncle, Murray, played for WPG and DET.
- Sustained a shoulder injury during the first period at Buffalo (Nov. 21, 4-2 loss)
- Played his 100th career NHL and Senators game vs. Buffalo (1/3/06, 6-3 win)br>- Has five points (3-2) and eight penalty minutes in 15 career games against Buffalo
- Recorded an assist in his first game back at Washington after missing 24 game with a shoulder injury (Jan. 15, 4-2 loss)br>- Recorded his first multi-point game of the season (1-1) vs. Toronto (Nov. 6, 5-1 win) ... His goal was also his first game-winner of the season
- Recorded his first goal at NY Rangers (Oct. 13,3-1 win)br>- Recorded his first point of the season, an assist, vs. Toronto (Oct. 4, 3-2 win)br>INJURIES
- Suffered a separated right shoulder at Buffalo (Nov. 21, 4-2 loss) ... Missed 24 games before returning to action at Washingon (Jan. 15, 4-2 loss)br>- Currently listed as day-to-day with shoulder/neck injury suffered at Tampa Bay (Jan. 24, 8-4 win) ... Has missed six games to date, his last vs. Montreal (Feb. 9, 6-1 win)
- Recorded personal season highs in points (32) and assists (18)br>SHOOTOUTS
- 2007-08: 0-0; Career: 0-1