|NUMBER:||2||BIRTHDATE:||May 13, 1983 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 3"||BIRTHPLACE:||Grand Ledge, MI, United States|
|WEIGHT:||234||DRAFTED:||EDM / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||2nd (44th overall)|
PLAYOFFS: Seven hits June 13 vs. NYR...Assist June 7 vs. NYR...Two assists, six hits and plus-3 June 1 at CHI...Five hits May 24 vs. CHI...Assist May 21 at CHI...Six hits and five blocked shots May 3 at ANA...Five hits April 20 at SJ.
REGULAR SEASON: Selected as the Kings Most Inspirational Player (Ace Bailey Memorial Award)…Played in 500th career game April 3 at SJ...Assist Feb. 26 at COL...Assist Dec. 17 vs. EDM...Assist Dec. 15 at CHI...Activated from IR Dec. 10 (missed 15 games)...Placed on IR Nov. 13 (retro to Nov. 2) with upper-body injury...Two points (1-1=2), eight hits and four blocked shots Oct. 19 vs. DAL....Goal, Four hits and four blocked shots Oct. 4 at WPG.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.