|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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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.