|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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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.