|NUMBER:||43||BIRTHDATE:||April 11, 1983 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||St. Louis, MO, United States|
|WEIGHT:||184||DRAFTED:||NSH / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Catches:||Right||ROUND:||6th (172nd overall)|
Career: Has appeared in 21 career NHL games with TBL, NJD and CBJ… Earned his 1st career NHL win and shutout in the same game, 2/7/09 vs. NYI (w/TBL)… Has compiled a 130-111-14 record with a 2.80 GAA and 15 SO in 275 career AHL games with Peoria, Binghamton, Albany, Norfolk, Portland, Omaha, Milwaukee and Springfield... Named 2nd Team ECHL All-Star in 2006-07 (27-4-7, 2.21 GAA, .927 SV% in 38 games with Las Vegas)... Attended St. Lawrence University (ECAC) from 2001-05... Career NCAA stats: 32W, 2.85 GAA, .907 SV%.
2013-14: Earned 1st NHL win in 1735 days on 12/23 at CAR... Made 1st NHL start in 1120 days on 12/14 vs. STL... Made CBJ debut on 12/12 at NYR... Is 20-8-1 (2.30GAA, .920 SV%, 3 SO) in 31 appearances with Springfield (AHL)… Was named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for Nov. (4-1-0, 1.16 GAA, .950 SV%, 2 SO).
2012-13: Went 19-18-1 (2.42 GAA, .923 SV%)in 39 appearances with Peoria (AHL).
Personal: Favorite MLB team: St. Louis… Favorite movies: Slap Shot and There Will Be Blood.
Learn more about the personalities of your favorite NHL players. WATCH NOW ›
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.