|NUMBER:||8||BIRTHDATE:||March 16, 1984 (AGE 30)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||London, ON, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||194||DRAFTED:||CGY / 2004 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||3rd (70th overall)|
Recorded 1 assist and a +3 differential on Oct. 17 vs. CBJ… Returned to action on Nov. 15 at CBJ, after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury suffered on Oct. 19 vs. NSH… Had 5 hits on Nov. 23 vs. PIT… Blocked 4 shots on Dec. 12 at PHI… Scored a goal on 3 shots on Dec. 29 at FLA… Distributed 6 hits on Jan. 18 at TOR… Set a career personal-high with 27 penalty minutes on Jan. 25 vs. WSH… Tallied 1 goal (winning) on 4 shots on Jan. 28 vs. CAR… Led the team in Jan. with 52 penalty minutes… Totaled 7 hits on Jan. 2 vs. WPG… Returned to action on March 12 vs. BOS, after missing 7 games with an upper-body injury… Registered 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 differential on Dec. 7 vs. BUF and on March 18 vs. COL… Returned to action on April 16 at TBL after missing 12 games with an upper-body injury suffered on March 18 vs. COL… Totaled 7 hits on May 12 vs. BOS…
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