|NUMBER:||17||BIRTHDATE:||April 29, 1986 (AGE 28)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Anchorage, AK, United States|
|WEIGHT:||216||DRAFTED:||NYR / 2004 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||2nd (60th overall)|
Career: Led Team USA in scoring at 2010 IIHF World Championships (6GP-3G-7A-10P)… Named MVP of 2008 NHL YoungStars Game after tallying 2G-1A-3P for Team East… Finished 7th in NHL rookie scoring race in 2007-08 (82GP-14G-26A-40P)… Registered 1st career Gordie Howe Hat Trick (1G-1A, fight vs. M. Komisarek) on 2/19/08 at MTL… Scored 1st career NHL goal on 11/8/07 vs. PIT (opposing G: M-A Fleury)… Spent 4 seasons with WHL's Portland Winterhawks (2002-06), tallying 234GP-82G-148A-230P... Named 2nd Team WHL All-Star in 2005-06.
2013-14: Led CBJ in FO% (52.9, T-27th in NHL) and PIM (98); ranked 2nd in hits (234)... Set career high with 31st assist on 4/4 vs. CHI... Recorded career-high 4P (1G-3A), 12/10 vs. NJD... Finished T-2nd on CBJ with12 multipoint games.
2012-13: Led CBJ in points-per-game (0.69) and finished T-1st on the team in assists (18)... Finished 5th in the NHL in FO% (58.3).
Personal: Nickname is ‘Dubi’… Favorite player growing up: Adam Graves... Favorite NFL team is Kansas City.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.