|NUMBER:||40||BIRTHDATE:||May 13, 1986 (AGE 28)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 3"||BIRTHPLACE:||Charlotte, NC, United States|
|WEIGHT:||214||DRAFTED:||CBJ / 2005 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||4th (101st overall)|
Career: Has finished in the Top 10 in fighting majors his 1st 6 NHL seasons: 2012-13, 12 (T-5th); 2011-12, 18 (T-4th); 2010-11, 24 (3rd); 2009-10, 21 (T-6th); 2008-09, 24 (2nd); 2007-08, 28 (1st)… Made NHL debut on 10/5/07 vs. ANA… Scored 1st career NHL goal on 10/10/07 vs. PHX (Aebischer)… Won J. Ross Robinson Cup with Plymouth (OHL) in 2007.
2013-14: Tied J. Shelley for 1st place in CBJ history with 1025th career PIM on 4/12 at FLA... Skated in 400th career NHL game on 11/5 vs. OTT... Led CBJ with 8 fighting majors... Dropped the gloves with Carkner (4/6 vs. NYI), Bickell (4/4 vs. CHI), Gazdic (11/19 at EDM), Prust (11/15 vs. MTL), Neil and Kassian (11/5 vs. OTT), Thornton (10/12 vs. BOS) and Kaleta (10/10 at BUF).
2012-13: Finished T-5th in the NHL in fighting majors (12) and 9th in PIM (100), leading CBJ in both categories... Finished 4th on CBJ in hits (80).
Personal: Nickname is 'Boller'... Favorite player growing up was Steve Yzerman... Favorite TV shows are Suits and Breaking Bad.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.