Completed his third NHL season with the Hurricanes, skating in the team’s final two games of the season... Totaled nine points (1g, 8a) in 30 AHL games with Albany... Reassigned to Albany at the end of the NHL season to participate in the AHL Playoffs... Skated vs. MTL (4/8), his first NHL game since being seriously injured in a bus accident in Feb. 2009... Recalled from Albany (AHL) on 4/8... On 4/2, was awarded the AHL’s Fred T. Hunt Award for sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey... Earned a pair of assists for his first AHL points of the season at Rochester (1/29)... Made his AHL season debut at Adirondack (1/23) after missing the first 44 games due to a fractured neck vertebra... Underwent surgery on his neck in September.
Skated in six Calder Cup playoff games for the River Rats, earning one assist... Made his professional playoff debut vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (4/14)... Earned an assist in Game 2 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (4/16) for his first Calder Cup playoff point.
Entering 2010-11, had earned 38 points (11g, 27a) in 143 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Albany... Had played in 16 NHL games with Carolina, totaling one goal and two assists (3 points) and nine penalty minutes... Was part of the U.S. National Team Development Program before attending St. Cloud State, and has twice represented the United States in international competition: at the 2003 Under- 18 World Junior Championship and the 2005 World Junior Championship... Attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s prep school and Huron High School, winning the Midget AAA national title while at Shattuck-St. Mary’s.
2003-04: Totaled eight assists during his freshman season at St. Cloud State of the Western Collegiate Athletic Assosication... Was chosen as a WCHA All-Academic selection.
2004-05: Earned 11 assists for the Huskies during his sophomore season... Was chosen as a WCHA All-Academic selection for the second consecutive season.
2005-06: Netted three goals and added eight assists (11 points) in 42 games for St. Cloud St., serving as the Huskies' team captain.
2006-07: Completed his four-year career at St. Cloud State, notching two goals and nine assists (11 points) and 30 penalty minutes in 40 games for the Huskies... Served as team captain for the second consecutive season for St. Cloud St., which finished the season ranked No. 7 in the country... Finished his college career with five goals and 36 assists (41 points) in 148 career games for St. Cloud State.
2007-08: Completed his first professional season, spending most of the year with Albany (AHL)… Played in 11 NHL games during two stints with Carolina, earning one goal and two assists… Assisted on Stillman’s goal vs. COL (1/12)… Recorded his first NHL penalty (hooking) at STL (1/5)… Earned his first NHL point with an assist on Staal’s power-play goal at 5:10 of the second period and scored his first NHL goal at 16:35 of the second period for his first NHL multi-point game at ATL (1/4)… Made his NHL debut
vs. ATL (1/2), skating 17:02 of ice time and registering two hits and one takeaway…Was recalled from Albany (AHL) for the first time on Jan. 1… Recorded first career professional and first career AHL point for Albany vs. Syracuse (10/24)… Scored first professional and first AHL goal on a power play vs. Binghamton (11/7)… Was a healthy extra for one NHL game (2/19)
2008-09: Completed his second professional season with Carolina, spending most of the year with Albany (AHL)... Notched 10 points (4g, 6a) in 51 games for the River Rats before having his season cut short after suffering a broken vertebra in his neck in Albany’s bus accident on 2/19... Was named the River Rats’ nominee for the American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for his contributions to the Albany community during the 2008-09 season... Played three games with Carolina during his only NHL stint from 12/4-12/13 and did not register a point... Had his first NHL fight when he sparred with Scott Hartnell at PHI (12/11)... Made his NHL season debut vs. PHI (12/6), blocking three shots in 13:01 of ice time.