|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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It was definitely emotional. I really appreciated the fans. It was a cool feeling and it felt special and the ovation there at the start and then you kind of feel funny out there standing by yourself. Thinking back, I was saying just a bit ago, you think back just trying to make the NHL and then you kind of reflect on all the years being able to play for a great organization here in Calgary and all the fun I've had so far in my career. I feel very fortunate and blessed.