|BIRTHPLACE:||Pittsburgh, PA, USA|
|DRAFTED:||NYR: 2003-209 overall|
|NAHL 1st All-Star Team (2003) NAHL Defenseman of the Year (2003) ECAC Second All-Star Team (2006, 2007) Signed as a free agent by San Antonio (AHL), September 5, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, September 29, 2009. Traded to NY Islanders by Columbus for Greg Moore, March 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2012.|
|TRANSACTIONS: Signed a one-year contract with the Islanders on August 9, 2011. Selected by the New York Rangers in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Signed by the San Antonio Rampage (American Hockey League) as a free agent on September 5, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Columbus on September 29, 2009. Traded to the Islanders in exchange for Greg Moore on March 1, 2010.
Played in a career-high 27 NHL games with the Islanders in his fourth professional season, recording a personal-best six assists and six points…In 37 American Hockey League games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scored four goals and 14 assists for 18 points…Recalled from Bridgeport on Nov. 15 and played in six games with the Islanders before being returned on Dec. 6…Recalled on emergency basis from Bridgeport on Dec. 13 and played that night at Nashville before being returned on Dec. 14…Recalled from Bridgeport on Dec. 30…Recorded his first point/assist of the season on Jan. 11 vs. Vancouver…Was placed on waivers on Jan. 14 and returned to Bridgeport on Jan. 26 after playing in 12 NHL games during his third call-up of the season…Recalled from Bridgeport on Jan. 31 and returned to Bridgeport on Feb. 3 after two games…Recalled from Bridgeport on Mar. 29 and played in the final six games of the season…Doubled his season total with a three-assist game on Mar. 31 vs. NY Rangers.
2009-10: Posted 22 points (4g/18a) in 51 games with Syracuse (AHL) before being traded to the Islanders...Scored two points (1g/1a) in one game with Bridgeport...Called up to the Islanders and played in his first 19 NHL games, totaling two goals and two assists...Made his NHL debut on Mar. 4 at Atlanta...Recorded his first NHL point/goal on Mar. 16 at Vancouver...Scored his second NHL goal, the eventual game-winner, on Apr. 3 vs. Ottawa...Recorded his first NHL assist on Apr. 1 vs. Philadelphia...Returned to Bridgeport for the Calder Cup Playoffs and scored four points (1g/3a) in five games against Hershey. 2008-09: Appeared in 75 games with San Antonio, finishing third on the club in scoring among defensemen (1g/27a)…Ranked fourth on the club and first among San Antonio defensemen with 27 assists...Played in more games than any other San Antonio defenseman (75). 2007-08: Appeared in 59 games with San Antonio, collecting seven points (1g/6a)...Skated in three playoff games, notching two points (1g/1a)…Scored his first professional goal on Mar. 7 vs. Rochester.
2006-07: Led all Harvard University Crimson defensemen in scoring for the third straight year with 18 points, including a career-high nine goals, in 33 games as a senior...Served as team captain...Recipient of John Tudor Memorial Cup as Harvard’s Most Valuable Player...Led all ECAC blue-liners with eight power-play tallies...Selected to the New England Writers Division-I Men’s All-Star and ECAC All-Academic Teams...Two-time selection to the All-Ivy League First Team and All-ECAC Hockey League Second Team (2006, 2007)...Made his professional debut in the Calder Cup Playoffs with Hartford, going scoreless in two games. 2005-06: Led Harvard defensemen in scoring with 19 points (4g/15a) in 33 games as a junior...Selected to the ECAC Championship All-Tournament Team. 2004-05: Led Harvard blueliners with a career-high 19 points (7g/12a) in 34 games. 2003-04: Made his NCAA debut with Harvard, totaling five points (1g/4a) in 21 games.
2001-03: Played in 111 USHL games in two seasons with the Pittsburgh Forge, netting 19 goals and 54 assists for 73 points...Led Pittsburgh to the 2003 NAHL championship and was named the league’s top defenseman.