|NUMBER:||20||BIRTHDATE:||November 23, 1982|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Lloydminster, SK, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||185||DRAFTED:||PIT / 2001 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (21st overall)|
Played his 1st career game with the Canadiens on Jan. 19 vs. TOR… Totaled 5 hits on Jan. 30 at OTT… Amassed his 1st career point (assist) with the Canadiens on Feb. 12 at TBL… Collected 5 hits on March 10 at FLA… Scored his 1st career goal with the Canadiens on March 16 at NJD… Tallied his 2nd goal of the season on March 19 vs. BUF… Returned to action on April 23 @ NJD after missing 10 games due to a knee injury suffered on April 1 vs. CAR…
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.