|BIRTHDATE:||May 19, 1987 (AGE 27)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Madison, WI, United States|
|WEIGHT:||216||DRAFTED:||CHI / 2005 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (7th overall)|
Career: Won NCAA championship with Wisconsin in 2006... One of a record-setting 8 American-born players selected in the 1st round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft... Member of Team USA at the IIHF World U18 Championships in 2004 (silver) and 2005 (gold) as well as the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2006 and 2007 (silver)... Also represented USA at 2011 IIHF World Championship... Has tallied 6G-9A-16P-30PIM in 28 career int'l games... Skated in 100th career NHL game on 10/24/11 at MTL... Represented Rockford at the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic and dished out a pair of assists... Made NHL debut on 12/30/07 vs. LAK (w/CHI)... Recorded 1st career NHL goal and assist on 1/8/08 at MTL (w/CHI).
2013-14: Has tallied 22GP-13G-11A-24P-9PIM w/Springfield... Scored 1st goal for CBJ on 11/25 at TOR (Reimer)... Made CBJ debut on 10/19 at WSH.
2012-13: Had career-high 4-game point streak from 3/7-2/12 (1G-3A-4P)... Finished 2nd on FLA in hits with 96.
Personal: Favorite player growing up was Chris Chelios.
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What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.