Signed a one-year contract with the Hurricanes on 7/8/09... Had two goals and two assists (4 points) and 78 penalty minutes in 62 career NHL games with Columbus and Phoenix entering 2009-10… Had 33 goals, 41 assists and 475 penalty minutes in 303 AHL contests... Prior to turning professional,.played his junior hockey for Seattle (WHL), earning 79 points (33g, 46a) in 206 games... Played his first full professional season in 2004-05, splitting the year between Syracuse (AHL) and Dayton (ECHL)... Made his NHL debut with Columbus vs. SJ (10/21/05), and skated in a career-high 39 NHL games that season... Matched AHL career highs in 2007-08 in goals (9) and assists (8) and set new career highs in games (81) and points (17).
2008-09: Split the season between Phoenix (NHL) and San Antonio (AHL)... Scored two goals, earned two assists (4 points) and totaled 24 penalty minutes while averaging 9:42 of ice time per game in 16 games with Phoenix... Earned his first NHL points with a two-assist night at EDM (1/18)... Scored his first NHL goal vs. CAR (2/7)... Scored six goals, earned eight assists (14 points) and totaled 90 penalty minutes in 57 AHL games with San Antonio.