Completed his second NHL season with the Hurricanes, establishing career highs in games played (22), goals (1), assists (10) and points (11)... Also established an AHL career high with seven goals in 54 games for Albany... Had assists in each of the last three games of the season, marking his longest career assist and point streaks (4/6-4/10: 0g, 3a)... Assisted on Staal’s game-winning goal vs. MTL (4/8)... Beat Semyon Varlamov for his first NHL goal vs. WSH (3/25)... Assisted on McBain’s overtime, game-winning goal and was (+1) at PIT (3/20)... Recalled to Carolina for the fifth time this season on 3/19... Was second among Albany defensemen in scoring with seven goals and 28 assists (35 points) in 54 games at the time of his final regular-season recall... Had a five-game AHL scoring streak from 2/6-2/15 (1g, 8a)... Named to the Canadian roster for the 2010 AHL All-Star Game on 12/29, and skated in the game in Portland on 1/19... Suffered an upper-body injury on 12/26 and missed four AHL games before returning vs. Adirondack (1/6)... Earned his first career NHL multi-point game with assists on power-play goals by Jokinen and Staal vs. DAL (12/16)... Skated in five games, earning two assists and averaging 17:51 in ice time per game during his first NHL stint of the season... Earned his first NHL point of the season with an assist on Ruutu’s power-play goal vs. NYI (11/13)... Made his NHL season debut vs. LA (11/11) registering four hits and four blocked shots... Scored his first AHL goal of the season vs. Adirondack (11/7)... Longest assist streak: 3 games (4/6-4/10: 0g, 3a)... Longest point streak: 3 games (4/6-4/10: 0g, 3a)... Multi-assist games: 1 (12/16 vs. DAL: 0g, 2a)... Multi-point games: 1 (12/16 vs. DAL: 0g, 2a).
Earned four assists, playing in all eight of Albany's Calder Cup playoff games... Had assists in each of
the River Rats' first two playoff games vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton... Had a team-playoff-high plus-3
rating vs. Hershey (4/27).
Is in his third NHL season with Carolina... Played in 30 career NHL games with the Hurricanes entering the 2010-11 season, totaling one goal and 12 assists (13 points)... Had 89 points (15g, 74a) and 92 penalty minutes in 108 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Hartford and Albany... Also played in 127 career ECHL games, totaling 78 points (15g, 63a)...Signed to a one-year contract with the Hurricanes on 7/15/10.
2000-01: Earned 15 assists in 65 games during his rookies season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with Ottawa… Had one goal and four assists (5 points) in 20 playoff games to help Ottawa capture the OHL Championship and advance to the 2001 Memorial Cup.
2001-02: Split the season between Ottawa and Kingston of the OHL, totaling 21 points (5g, 16a) in
2002-03: Was first among all OHL defensemen in assists (52) and second in points (60) during his third year of junior hockey… Led Frontenacs skaters in assists (52) and was third on the team in points (60).
2003-04: Led OHL defensemen in assists (65) and points (76)… Ranked second among Kingston skaters in those categories.
2004-05: Spent his final season of junior hockey with London, and ranked tied for second among OHL defensemen in goals (23) and third among league blueliners in points (62)… Notched five goals and 10 assists (15 points) in 12 games to help London capture the 2005 Memorial Cup championship… Completed his five-year Ontario Hockey League (OHL) career with 234 points (47g, 187a) and 224 penalty minutes in 311 regular-season games with Ottawa, Kingston and London and 25 points (7g, 18a) in 38 career OHL playoff games.
2005-06: Split his first professional season between Hartford of the American Hockey League (AHL) and Charlotte of the ECHL… Tallied three points (1g, 2a) in eight AHL games and 25 points (4g, 21a) in 59 ECHL contests… Had one assist in three Kelly Cup (ECHL) playoff games for the Checkers.
2006-07: Spent the entire season in the ECHL, totaling 32 points (4g, 28a) in 45 games with Charlotte and Columbia.
2007-08: Recorded 21 points (7g, 14a) in 23 ECHL games with Columbia and Elmira before signing with Albany (AHL)… Was ECHL Player of the Week for the week from 12/3-12/9… Led ECHL defensemen in scoring prior to making the jump to the AHL, and was named to the American Conference’s starting lineup for the 2008 ECHL All-Star Game… Made his AHL season debut with Albany at Bridgeport (12/16) after he was signed along with six other Elmira skaters when a flu bug left the River Rats shorthanded… Went on to notch 15 points (4g, 11a) in 42 games for the Rats and led Albany in playoff scoring with three goals and
three assists (6 points)… Netted a goal and earned a pair of assists in his Calder Cup playoff debut vs.
Philadelphia (4/16)… Scored a pair of goals in Game 3 at Philadelphia (4/24).
2008-09: Completed his fourth professional season, making his NHL debut with Carolina... Served two stints with Carolina, totaling two assists and averaging 12:37 of ice time per game in eight contests... assisted on Samsonov’s power-play goal at PHX (2/7)... Earned his first NHL point with an assist on Corvo’s power-play goal at VAN (2/3)... Made his NHL debut vs. PHI (12/11)... Led Albany defensemen in points (36) and assists (33), skating in 58 games on the American Hockey League level... Had a four-game AHL assist streak from 11/29-12/6, including a two-assist outing vs. Norfolk (12/5)... Earned an assist and was a game-high (+4) at Hershey (1/14)... Had a three-point game with a power-play goal and two assists vs. Norfolk (3/1)... Earned two assists and was (+3) at Springfield (3/6)... Played in his 100th career AHL game vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (3/16).