|NUMBER:||55||BIRTHDATE:||January 22, 1984|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Ottawa, ON, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||226||DRAFTED:||PHX / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (23rd overall)|
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2013-14 season.
- Missed six games after suffering a concussion in the season opener against Vancouver on Jan. 20th
- Assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons, posting two assists in nine games
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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.