|NUMBER:||8||BIRTHDATE:||December 13, 1984 (AGE 29)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Kitchener, ON, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||199||DRAFTED:||NSH / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||2nd (37th overall)|
- Was credited with two blocked shots in 15:46 of ice time while making his Rangers debut on Jan. 23 vs. STL
- Tallied his first point as a Ranger with a goal on Mar. 11 at CAR
- Recorded his first assist as a Ranger and tied single-game career-highs with two assists/points on Mar. 14 at WPG
- Skated in his 400th career NHL game on Jan. 11 vs. OTT
- Established playoff career-highs in games played (25), assists (three), plus/minus rating (plus-seven), shots on goal (18), hits (53), and blocked shots (30), and tied a playoff career-high in points (four)
- Tied for second on the team and tied for eighth in the NHL in plus/minus rating
- Ranked fifth on the team in blocked shots and sixth on the team in hits
- Made his Rangers playoff debut in Game 1 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals vs. PHI on Apr. 17
- Recorded his first playoff point as a Ranger with an assist in Game 7 vs. PHI on Apr. 30
- Notched his first playoff goal as a Ranger in Game 5 at PIT on May 9.
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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.