|BIRTHPLACE:||Belleville, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||SJS: 2006-16 overall|
|WHL West Second All-Star Team (2007) WHL East Second All-Star Team (2008) Traded to Tampa Bay by San Jose with Matt Carle, San Jose's 1st round choice (later traded to Ottawa, later traded to NY Islanders, later traded to Columbus, later traded to Anahaim - Anaheim selected Kyle Palmieri) in 2009 Entry Draft and San Jose's 4th round choice (James Mullin) in 2010 Entry Draft for Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich, July 4, 2008. Traded to NY Islanders by Tampa Bay for Dwayne Roloson, January 2, 2011.|
|ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Islanders in exchange for Dwayne Roloson on January 1, 2011.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the San Jose Sharks in the first round (16th overall) of the 2006 National Hockey League Draft. Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with San Jose on Mar. 30, 2008. Traded with Matt Carle, a 2009 first-round draft pick (Kyle Palmieri) and a 2010 fourth-round draft pick (James Mullin) to Tampa Bay in exchange for Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich on July 4, 2008.
LAST SEASON: Scored 19 points (5g/14a) in 71 games during his second season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and fourth in the American Hockey League...Finished second on the team in games played and ranked fourth in scoring amongst Sound Tigers defensemen...Recorded two multi-point games, including a two-goal effort on Feb. 11 vs. Springfield...Appeared in one NHL game with the Islanders on Feb. 16 at St. Louis...Made his Calder Cup Playoffs debut, appearing in all three games as the Sound Tigers fell in the first round to the Connecticut Whale.
2010-11: Appeared in an NHL career-high 20 games with the Islanders after being acquired in a trade from Tampa Bay...Posted five points (1g/4a) and a plus-five rating…Began the season with the Norfolk Admirals (American Hockey League), recording 18 points (4g/14a) and a plus-13 rating in 31 games...Also notched nine assists in 20 AHL games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)…Scored goals in each of his first two games of the season on Oct. 9 at Binghamton and Oct. 15 vs. Worcester…Recorded a season-high five-game point streak from Dec. 8-18 (0g/6a)…Was acquired by the Islanders and assigned to Bridgeport on Jan. 1…Recalled from Bridgeport on Jan. 31…Recorded two assists in his Islanders debut on Feb. 5 vs. Ottawa…Scored his first NHL goal on Feb. 13 at Buffalo (R. Miller)…Returned on loan to Bridgeport on Mar. 7…Had a three-assist game for Bridgeport on Mar. 13…Recalled from loan on Mar. 25 and played in the final seven games of the season.
2009-10: Established AHL career highs in games played (76), goals (9), assists (23) and points (32) with Norfolk in his second professional season…Tied for 21st in goals, tied for 16th in power-play goals (5) and tied for 32nd in points among AHL defensemen…Led Norfolk defensemen in goals, assists and points…Ranked third on the team in assists, second in games played and third in power-play goals (5)…Named Norfolk’s American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for outstanding community work…Scored the overtime goal for first star honors on Nov. 27 vs. Albany…Registered a goal and a plus-three rating on Dec. 9 at Hershey…Had a career-high three-point game (1g/2a) and was named the second star on Dec. 19 vs. Binghamton…Recorded the first multi-goal game of his career on Jan. 15 vs. Adirondack…Scored a goal and an assist for second star honors on Jan. 22 at Springfield…Netted two assists on Jan. 27 at Hartford for his fourth multi-point game in his previous six games…Notched an assist and the game-deciding shootout goal in the 13th round on Jan. 31 at Bridgeport…Suffered an upper-body injury on Mar. 27 vs. Worcester and missed three games.
2008-09: Recorded seven points (1g/6a) with a plus-five rating in 61 AHL games during his rookie season with Norfolk…Made his Norfolk debut on Oct. 10 vs. Hershey…Registered his first AHL point/assist on Oct. 24 at Rockford…Made his NHL debut on Jan. 3 with Tampa Bay vs. Carolina … Scored his first AHL goal and was named third star on Dec. 19 vs. Albany…Recorded his first NHL point/assist on Jan. 21 vs. Buffalo…Suffered an upper-body injury on Mar. 11 at Albany and missed seven games before returning on Apr. 1…Notched a pair of assists for his first multi-point game on Apr. 1.
2007-08: Led all WHL defensemen in points (67) and assists (51) in 72 games during his fourth junior season, split between the Prince George Cougers and Moose Jaw Warriors…Selected to the WHL East Second All-Star Team…Traded from Prince George to Moose Jaw on Jan. 7...Played in five AHL games with the Worcester Sharks following the conclusion of his fourth junior season in the Western Hockey League…Made his professional debut on Apr. 4 vs. Portland.
2006-07: Tied for tenth among WHL defensemen in points (49) in 62 games with Prince George…Led the team with a plus-15 rating and ranked fourth with eight power-play goals…Selected to the WHL West Second All-Star Team…Served as an alternate captain.
2005-06: Scored 37 points (5g/32a) with a minus-12 rating in his second WHL season with Prince George…Named Team MVP at the Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game.
2004-05: Made his WHL debut with Prince George, notching one goal and seven assists in 58 games.
INTERNATIONAL: Represented Canada at the 2007 Canada-Russia Super Series and played in six games. Also skated in seven games with Canada at the World Under-18 Championships, serving as team captain.