|BIRTHPLACE:||Trenton, NJ, USA|
|DRAFTED:||NYR: 2006-21 overall|
|OHL Second All-Star Team (2008) Traded to Carolina by NY Rangers for Carolina's 6th round choice (Jesper Fasth) in 2010 Entry Draft and Washington's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Tyler Wotherspoon) in 2011 Entry Draft, June 25, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to hip injury vs. Adirondack (AHL), November 19, 2010..|
Appeared in his second NHL season and first with Carolina, spending most of the season with Charlotte (AHL)… Played three NHL games with Carolina, averaging 11:56 per game in ice time… Established AHL career highs and Charlotte single-season franchise records for a defenseman in goals (10), assists (40) and points (50), ranking third among AHL defensemen in assists and points… Ranked second among AHL defensemen and second among Checkers in power-play points (30) and power-play assists (23)… Set a personal and team record with an 11-game point streak from 1/12-2/10 (5g, 10a), marking the fourth-longest streak by any AHL player during the season and the longest by an AHL defenseman since the 2008-09 season… Earned his first recall on 3/12, and made his Hurricanes debut at NYR (3/13)… Reassigned to Charlotte for the balance of the season on 3/19… Matched his AHL career high and a team record with four points (1g, 3a) and was (+5) vs. Peoria (4/13)…Scored 44 points (10g, 34a) in his last 44 AHL games of the season… Missed 14 games due to injury.
Is in his third NHL season and second with the Hurricanes… Signed a one-year contract on 5/21/12… Had skated in eight career NHL games entering the 2012-13 season… Had 149 points (28g, 121a) in 241 career AHL games with Hartford and Charlotte… Acquired by Carolina on 6/26/10 from the New York Rangers in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft… Represented the United States at the 2008 World U-20 Championship in the Czech Republic, registering one goal and two assists (3 points) in six games… Tied for eighth in scoring among tournament defensemen.
2004-05: Completed his first season of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), skating in 67 games for Owen Sound… Ranked second among team defensemen in points (24) and assists (20).
2005-06: Ranked fourth among OHL defensemen in points (65) and third in assists (51), playing 68 games with Owen Sound… Led all Attack defensemen in points, assists, and power-play goals (8)… Recorded 16 multi-point performances… Also ranked first on the club in playoff points (15), assists (10) and plus-minus rating (+2)… Tied for second on the team in post-season goals (5), and tied for first in power-play goals (4).
2006-07: Led all OHL defensemen in power-play goals (18), ranked second in goals (23) and 10th in points (53)… Named a 2007 OHL Western Conference All Star… Recorded 15 multi-point games for Owen Sound…. Joined Hartford (AHL) at the end of his junior season and made his professional debut vs. Portland (4/4)… Tallied his first professional point with an assist vs. Albany (4/8).
2007-08: Skated in 61 OHL games with Brampton, and ranked third on the team in goals (29) and points (70), and fourth in assists (41)… Also led Battalion and tied for 11th in the OHL with 17 power-play goals… Ranked first among OHL defensemen in goals and second in points… Selected to an OHL Conference All-Star Team for the third season… Notched a game-high two goals at the OHL All-Star Classic in Sault Ste. Marie on 2/6 to earn Player of the Game honors… Named OHL Defenseman of the Month for February… Also led the Battalion in playoff assists (3) and ranked second in playoff scoring (4 points)… Joined Hartford at the completion of Brampton’s season, collecting one assist in six games.
2008-09: Led all Wolf Pack defensemen in points (42) and assists (36)… His 36 assists also set a new Hartford franchise record for most assists by a rookie defenseman… Finished fourth on the team overall in assists and tied for fourth on the club in points… Tied for fifth among AHL rookies in assists and tied for 11th in points among all league defensemen… Selected to participate in the AHL All-Star Classic… Notched his first professional goal on Oct. 24 against Philadelphia… Led the Wolf Pack in playoff points (5) and assists (4).
2009-10: Skated in his first NHL season, appearing in five games with the New York Rangers… Also played 61 AHL games with Hartford, establishing an AHL career high with nine goals… Made his NHL debut at TB (11/27)… Led all Wolf Pack defensemen in goals (9), tied for first in points (38), and ranked second in assists (29)… Ranked third among Hartford skaters in assists and tied for sixth in points… Had eight multi-point games… Selected to participate in AHL All-Star Classic for the second consecutive year, and registered one assist for PlanetUSA… Set an event record in the Reebok Fastest Skater competition at the 2010 Ducks Unlimited AHL Skills Competition with a time of 13.677… Recorded eight points (4g, 4a) in a four-game span from 10/31 vs. Providence to 11/7 at Bridgeport, including a four-point performance vs. Providence 10/31: 2g, 2a).
2010-11: Totaled 15 points (3g, 12a) in 31 AHL games for the Checkers, with six of his 15 points coming on the power play… Began the season in the NHL with the Hurricanes, accompanying the team to Russia and Finland, but did not appear in either game against Minnesota at the 2010 NHL Premiere in Helsinki… Assigned to Charlotte on 10/10… Missed 47 consecutive games due to injury before returning to action at Bridgeport (3/16)… Earned a pair of assists in 10 Calder Cup Playoff games for Charlotte, as the Checkers advanced to the Eastern Conference Final before falling to Binghamton.