|NUMBER:||7||BIRTHDATE:||January 13, 1987 (AGE 27)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Indianapolis, IN, United States|
|WEIGHT:||238||DRAFTED:||CAR / 2005 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (3rd overall)|
Career: Member of Team USA at the IIHF World Championships in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 (Team Captain), World Jr. Championships in 2007 (Bronze) & 2006, World U18 Championships in 2005 (Gold) & '04 (Silver) and the 2010 Winter Olympics (Silver), totaling 16G-16A-32P in 69 career int'l appearances... Spent 2 seasons (2005-07) at the University of Michigan (74GP-26G-45A-71P-236PIM)… Named CCHA 1st Team All-Star and conference’s Best Offensive D in 2007.
2013-14: Led all CBJ D with 4 PPG... Led CBJ in blocked shots (128) and TOI/game (24:40)... Finished 2nd among CBJ D in points (33), assists (28), goals (5-T)... Matched career-high with 3A and registered 30th career multipoint game on 3/1 vs. FLA.
2012-13: Finished 5th in the NHL in TOI/game (25:58)... Led all CBJ D in PPP (8), SOG (96), hits (66) and blocked shots (90)... Broke his own CBJ record for TOI in a regulation game on 2/2 vs. DET (34:59).
Personal: Nickname: ‘JJ’… Favorite defenseman growing up was Chris Chelios.
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.