*one assist shy of 300 in his career
*Led NHL in TOI/game (29:03) for third straight season. Skated more than 30 minutes 23 times
*Assist total was second-most by a defenseman in team history
*Ranked T-1st on team in assists (T-15th amongst NHL defensemen), second in blocked shots, third in PIM and sixth in scoring and hits
*Notched goal, assist and plus-2 rating in 19:46 of ice time at 2015 NHL All-Star Game. Goal was first in an All-Star Game
*Charitable interests include the Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest, where he serves as an official community ambassador with his wife
*Wife, Becky, and son Brooks, and daughters Avery and Parker
*If he had a Saturday night off, he d mow grass
*During the Wild s inaugural season in 2000-01: Was a sophomore in high school
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2004) NHL First All-Star Team (2013)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012, 2015)
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 4, 2012.
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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