|NUMBER:||23||BIRTHDATE:||November 4, 1984 (AGE 29)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Ithaca, NY, United States|
|WEIGHT:||207||DRAFTED:||LAK / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (13th overall)|
|NHL Foundation Player Award||2010-2011|
|Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award||2013-2014|
PLAYOFFS: Goal June 11 at NYR...OT GWG June 7 vs. NYR...Two assists June 1 at CHI...Assist May 30 vs. CHI...Two points (1-1=2) and had eight hits May 28 at CHI...Goal May 26 vs. CHI...Six hits May 21 at CHI...Seven hits May 16 at ANA...Assist May 12 at ANA...Eight hits May 10 vs. ANA...Seven hits May 8 vs. ANA...Assist May 5 at ANA...Goal April 30 at SJ...Assist April 26 at SJ...Two points (1-1=2) and 10 hits April 24 vs. SJ...Seven hits April 22 vs. SJ...Eight hits April 17 at SJ.
REGULAR SEASON: Named a Finalist for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award...Led the Kings in hits (246)…Two points (1-1=2) and six hits March 25 at WSH...Two points (1-1=2) Feb. 27 at CGY...Played in his 700th career game Feb. 26 at COL...Named to 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey team (alternate captain) Jan. 1 (second Olympic appearance)...Recorded 400th career point with a goal Dec. 17 vs. EDM...Two assists Oct. 24 vs. PHX...Two goals Oct. 9 vs. OTT.
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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.