|NUMBER:||17||BIRTHDATE:||February 18, 1986 (AGE 28)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Meadow Lake, SK, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||202||DRAFTED:||NYI / 2004 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||2nd (47th overall)|
Career: Has recorded 29 career multi-point games in the NHL... Scored 1st career NHL goal on 12/21/07 at PIT (opposing goalie: D. Sabourin)... Tallied 0G-4A-4P (w/BRI) in 1st career regular season AHL game (10/8/06 at BNG) and a team-record 5P (2G-3A) in 2nd (10/13/06 at HFD)... Won Gold with Team Canada at '06 IIHF World Championships (6GP-3G-4A-7P at tournament) and '04 IIHF U18 Junior World Cup... Won Memorial Cup title with Kelowna Rockets (WHL) in 2004... Named 1st Team WHL All-Star in 2005-06 (60GP-21G-53A-74P)... Alt. Captain with Team Saskatchewan at 2003 Canada Winter Games (5th place).
2013-14: Skated in 400th career NHL game on 12/29 vs. PIT... Set unofficial team record with 11 hits on 12/3 vs. TBL
2012-13: Recorded 2G-3A-5P in final 6 games of the season... Led CGY in hits (72) at time of trade to CBJ.
Personal: Favorite player growing up: Steve Yzerman... Favorite TV shows: Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy... Favorite NFL team: Seahawks... Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods.
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.