|NUMBER:||33||BIRTHDATE:||September 2, 1979|
|HEIGHT:||6' 5"||BIRTHPLACE:||Syracuse, NY, United States|
|WEIGHT:||220||DRAFTED:||PHX / 1998 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||5th (115th overall)|
Played in 7 straight...Made Devils' 2010-11 debut Mar. 26 at Buf.; became 20th player to be re-acquired and see action with NJ...Was recalled Mar. 26 from Albany (AHL) under emer. conditions; had 1g-3a-4pts and 8 PIM in 16 games...Was assigned to Alb. Feb. 17...DND two games Feb. 11-16; was recalled from Alb. Feb. 11 under emer. conditions...Wears no. 33 after being assigned no. 2 and wearing 28/25 in past stints with NJ...Appeared in 50 games with Worcester (AHL), had 1g-4a-5pts and 45 PIM...2009-10: Skated in 35 NHL contests; 28 with SJ/7 with Mtl...Scored his first career NHL goal (EN) on Mar. 11 with SJ vs. Nsh...Claimed off waivers from Mtl. by SJ on Dec. 1; had 5 PIM in 7 games with Mtl...Was claimed by Mtl. on re-entry waivers from NJ, Nov. 6...Was assigned to Lowell (AHL) on Sep. 30...Started year with NJD org.; posted 3a in 12 games with Low...Saw action with NJD in 2008-09, had 1a and 21 PIM in 24 games; scored first career NHL point with assist Nov. 23, 2008 at TB.
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You get more opportunity, and at the end of the day those are the times you've got to step up and show what you're made of. Together as a team, that's how you win games. I think we stuck together. That's kind of our philosophy here. We have good leadership and good guys to lean on.