|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.
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.