2014-15: Posted goals in 3-straight games (3/28-4/2) for 1st time in regular season career... Finished w/ career-best +4 2/6 vs. STL... Recorded 200th NHL point (assist) 11/29 at NSH... Collected 150th NHL assist in his 500th career NHL game 10/31 vs. TOR.
2013-14: Recorded 3-4-7 in 6 playoff games, leading CBJ in postseason scoring Led CBJ in blocked shots (128) & TOI/game (24:40); finished 2nd among club defensemen in points, assists and goals (tied) Matched career-high w/ 3 assists & recorded 30th career multi-point game 3/1 vs. FLA.
Career: Member of Team USA at IIHF World Championships in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 (Captain), World Jr. Championships in 2007 (Bronze) & 2006, World U18 Championships in 2005 (Gold) & '04 (Silver) & 2010 Winter Olympics (Silver), totaling 16-16-32 in 69 career int'l appearances... Spent 2005-07 at U. of Michigan (74GP; 26-45-71) Named CCHA 1st Team All-Star & conference s Best Offensive D (2007).
CCHA All-Rookie Team (2006) CCHA First All-Star Team (2007) NCAA West First All-American Team (2007)
Traded to Los Angeles by Carolina with Oleg Tverdovsky for Eric Belanger and Tim Gleason, September 29, 2006. Traded to Columbus by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Marko Dano) in 2013 Entry Draft for Jeff Carter, February 23, 2012.