|NUMBER:||21||BIRTHDATE:||February 21, 1984 (AGE 29)|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||Canton, MI, United States|
|WEIGHT:||203||DRAFTED:||CHI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||5th (156th overall)|
Career: Represented USA at 2008 IIHF World Championships (6GP-1G-2A-3P) as well as 2003 & '04 (Gold Medal – 1st in national team history) World Junior Championships (13GP-2G-7A-9P combined)… Also won 1st World U18 Championship Gold Medal in USA history in 2002 (3GP-3G-1A-2P)… Played 4 seasons (2000-04) in OHL with Plymouth Whalers (217GP-52G-135A-187P)… Named OHL and CHL Defenceman of the Year in 2004… Earned OHL All-Rookie honors in 2001... Made his NHL debut on 2/2/06 at STL.
2013-14: Recorded 200th career NHL point (assist) on 11/7 vs. NYR... Matched career high with 3 points (1G-2A) on 10/22 vs. NJD.
2012-13: Led all CBJ defensemen and finished 7th among NHL blueliners in PPG (4)... Finished 3rd on CBJ in TOI (22:49/game) and 2nd in PP TOI (3:16/game)... Skated in 400th career NHL game on 4/12 vs. STL
Personal: Nickname: ‘Wiz’… Is an avid golfer... Favorite player growing up: Chris Chelios… Nephew of former NHL player (PIT, DET, CHI, NYR), head coach (DET) and FLA scout Billy Dea.
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It was like a slap in the face. I just wanted to get a goal and score. Good thing we got the win and the two points. That's all that matters.