- Scheduled to make his Preds debut on Thursday against the Blues.
- Had five points (2g-3a) in 23 games with Detroit this season, and six points (4g-2a) in eight games with the Grand Rapids.
- The former 20-goal scorer (2005-06 with the Senators), has amassed 146 points (74g-72a) in 439 NHL games with Ottawa, Carolina and Detroit in nine NHL seasons.
- The two-time All-American at Boston College. Recorded 107 points (47-60-107) in 84 games with Boston College Eagles (2002-05)
- Was Ottawa’s first pick, 29th overall (first round), in the 2003 Entry Draft held at Bridgestone Arena
- His father, Mike, who played for Minnesota and Calgary and coached Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, is the current head coach at University of Wisconsin. His brother Ben played in the Preds system during the 2009-10 season.
- Titles won: 2004 World Junior Championship
2009 PLAYOFF TOTALS: 18 gp, 1-2-3, 13 pim
HURRICANES PLAYOFF TOTALS: 18 gp, 1-2-3, 13 pim
CAREER PLAYOFF TOTALS: 35 gp, 2-4-6, 25 pim
* Completed his third NHL playoff season and first with Carolina, skating in all 18 postseason contests for the Hurricanes
* Scored his first goal of the playoffs and sparred with Miroslav Satan in Game 2 at PIT (5/21)br>* Registered five hits in Game 3 vs. BOS (5/6)br>* Assisted on LaRose's goal, registered six hits and earned three takeaways in Game 3 vs. NJ (4/19)br>* Made his Hurricanes playoff debut in Game 1 at NJ (4/15)br>
ROUND 3 TOTALS: 4 gp, 1-1-2, 7 pim
ROUND 2 TOTALS: 7 gp, 0-0-0, 2 pim
ROUND 1 TOTALS: 7 gp, 0-1-1, 4 pim
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON TOTALS: 74 gp, 6-8-14, 31 pim
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON:
* Played in a career-high 74 games
* Ranked fifth among Hurricanes skaters in plus/minus (+7)