|BIRTHPLACE:||Judique, NS, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||NYI: 2006-160 overall|
Selected by the Islanders in the sixth round (160th overall) of the 2006 National Hockey League Draft. Agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension on February 25, 2010.
Appeared in a career-high 75 games during his third full season with the Islanders, scoring 19 points (5g/14a)...Established a career best in goals...Ranked 10th on the team and third amongst defensemen in points...Led all Islanders and tied for fifth in the league with 185 blocked shots...Led the club in shifts per game (26.7) and co-led all Islanders in average time on ice per game (23:22)...Led the Islanders in ice time 27 times (15-8-4)...Scored the Islanders first goal of the season on Oct. 10 vs. Minnesota...Missed seven games due to a right leg injury suffered on Nov. 29 at Buffalo...Recorded a team season high 29:19 of ice-time on Feb. 7 at Philadelphia.
2010-11: Led Islanders defensemen in points with 27 (4g/23a) and in plus-minus rating (+9) during his second NHL campaign and fourth professional season...Posted career highs in assists (23), points amd plus-minus...Led the team and tied for 14th in the NHL in blocked shots with 160…Had five multi-point games…Suffered a hand injury in his seventh game of the season on Oct. 21 at Tampa Bay and missed 15 games…Recorded the first multi-point game of his career on Dec. 22 vs. Tampa Bay (2a)…Had a four-game assist streak from Dec. 18-26 (5a)…Recorded consecutive two-assist games on Dec. 31 at Detroit and Jan. 3 at Calgary…Had a three-game assist streak from Jan. 11-15 (3a)…Recorded his first-career fighting major on Feb. 11 vs. Pittsburgh (Vitale)…Suffered a broken nose on Feb. 15 at Ottawa…Had a four-game assist streak from Feb. 21-26 (4a)…Scored two goals in his 100th NHL/Islanders game on Mar. 5 vs. St. Louis…Was shut down for the season with a hip injury on Mar. 25, with seven games remaining.
2009-10: Began his third professional season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (American Hockey League), playing in 21 games and scoring eight points (2g/6a) before being called up by the Islanders for the remainder of the season...In 46 games with the Islanders, scored seven points (1g/6a)...Scored his first NHL point/goal on Dec. 17 vs. NY Rangers...Returned to Bridgeport for the Calder Cup Playoffs...Led Bridgeport in postseason scoring with three goals and one assist against Hershey.
2008-09: Posted AHL career highs in games played (69), goals (9), assists (24) points (33) and penalty minutes (46) with Bridgeport in his second professional season...Made his NHL debut with the Islanders on Feb. 28 vs. Buffalo...Registered a plus-2 rating in three NHL games...Played in the AHL All-Star Classic...Added two points (1g/1a) and a plus-2 rating in five Calder Cup Playoff games with Bridgeport.
2007-08: Started the season with Bridgeport and scored five points (2g/3a) in 21 games before being reassigned to the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)...Recorded 12 points (1g/11a) in 37 games with Utah... Helped Utah reach the National Conference Finals, scoring 12 points (3g/9a) in 15 post-season games.