Spent the entire season with Norfolk of the American Hockey League (AHL), totaling 36 points (19g, 17a) and 120 penalty minutes while serving as team captain for the Admirals… Was tied for sixth on the team in plus/minus (+13), and was fifth among Admirals skaters in penalty minutes… Netted a pair of goals vs. Worcester (10/16)… Had a three-point game with two goals and an assist and was (+4) at Charlotte (11/22)… Registered another threepoint effort with a goal and two assists vs. Charlotte (12/30)… Earned his third multi-goal game of the season with a pair of goals vs. Bridgeport (1/15).
Skated in three opening-round Calder Cup Playoff games for Norfolk, as the Admirals were eliminated by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in six games.
Is in his third NHL season and first with the Hurricanes… Signed a one-year contract with the Hurricanes on July 15, 2011… Skated in 43 career NHL games entering the 2011-12 season, totaling four goals, four assists (8 points) and 47 penalty minutes… Had played 366 career AHL games with Milwaukee, Norfolk, Portland, San Antonio and Lake Erie entering 2011-12, totaling 108 goals, 103 assists (211 points) and 519 penalty minutes.
1999-00: Played 24 games in his freshman season at Michigan Tech (WCHA).
2000-01: Was third among Huskies in goals (9), totaling 15 points in 35 games for Michigan Tech.
2001-02: Earned 15 points (7g, 8a) in 36 games for Michigan Tech, and was second on the team in penalty minutes (48).
2002-03: Completed his four-year collegiate career, earning 16 points (5g, 11a) in his senior season for the Huskies.
2003-04: Completed his first professional season with Gwinnett (ECHL), totaling 20 goals and 26 assists (46 points) in 68 games… Shared the team lead with 12 points (7g, 5a) in 13 playoff games as Gwinnett advanced to the conference final before falling to Idaho.
2004-05: Set ECHL career highs in points (56) and assists (36)… Led Gwinnett in playoff goals (5) and points (7) as the Gladiators fell to Charlotte in the second round.
2005-06: Played his first AHL season with Milwaukee, totaling 40 points (20g, 20a) in 57 games… Had 22 points (12g, 10a) in 13 ECHL games with Gwinnett before being recalled to make his AHL debut on 12/2… Had four points (2g, 2a) in 21 playoff games as Milwaukee advanced to the Calder Cup Final before falling to Hershey.
2006-07: Split the season between Norfolk, Portland and Milwaukee, earning 23 points in 63 AHL games… Began the season in the Chicago Blackhawks organization before being traded to Anaheim and then Nashville… Had three points (1g, 2a) in four Calder Cup Playoff games as Milwaukee was swept by Chicago in the first round.
2007-08: Established AHL career highs in games played (80), goals (23) and points (49)… Was second among San Antonio skaters in goals and tied for fourth in points… Totaled two assists and 26 penalty minutes as San Antonio fell to Toronto in seven games in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
2008-09: Made his NHL debut for Colorado on 1/18/09, and skated in two games for the Avalanche… Skated in 76 AHL games for Lake Erie, ranking second on the team with a career-high 27 assists… Led the Monsters in goals (18) and penalty minutes (131) and ranked second on the team in points (45).
2009-10: Played a career-high 41 NHL games for Colorado, earning career highs in goals (4), assists (4) and points (8)… Also skated 17 games on the AHL level for Lake Erie, earning 18 points (10g, 8a)… Earned his first NHL point with an assist at ED M (11/18)… Beat Alex Auld for his first NHL goal at 6:04 of the first period vs. DA L (12/26)… Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut for Colorado, skating in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal vs. SJS (4/20).