|BIRTHPLACE:||Guelph, ON, CAN|
Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on May 28, 2009.
Began his fourth professional season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring 22 points (12g/10a) and recording a team-high 144 penalty minutes in 50 American Hockey League games… Scored 11 points (7g/4a) in 12 games in Dec., including multi-goal games at Worcester on Dec. 12 and vs. Worcester on Dec. 18…Recalled by the Islanders on Feb. 11 and remained in the National Hockey League for the remainder of the season…Made his NHL season debut on Feb. 11 vs. Pittsburgh, scoring his first NHL goal (B. Johnson) and recording 39 penalty minutes, incuding a game misconduct…Recorded nine hits on Feb. 17 vs. Boston…Suffered a leg injury on Mar. 1 vs. Washington and missed one game…Ranked fifth on the Islanders in penalty minutes (85) and fourth in major penalties (7).
2009-10: Established AHL career highs in goals (6), assists (8) and points (14) in his fourth professional season and third with Bridgeport...Led Bridgeport in penalty minutes (197)...Saw his first NHL action with the Islanders, playing in two games and totaling nine penalty minutes...Made his NHL debut on Apr. 10 against New Jersey. 2008-09: In his first full season with Bridgeport, tallied 8 points (5g/3a) and ranked second on the team with 99 penalty minutes in 45 games...Made his Calder Cup Playoffs debut, scoring one goal and recording 10 penalty minutes in five games. 2007-08: Started his first professional season with Utah (ECHL) and totaled 19 points (8g/19a) and 115 penalty minutes through 28 games...Was called up to Bridgeport on Dec. 5...Scored a goal in his first career AHL game on Dec. 8 at Springfield…Finished the season with four points (2g/2a) and 75 penalty minutes in 36 AHL games.
2006-07: Ranked fourth on the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (Ontario Hockey League) with a career-best 54 points (30g/24a) in 68 games during his fifth season of junior hockey...Signed by South Carolina (ECHL) at the end of the season and played in seven games during his first professional season, posting six points (5g/1a). 2005-06: Started his fourth season with the Sarnia Sting, scoring eight points (2g/6a) in 23 games, before joining Toronto, where he scored 12 goals and accumulated 78 penalty minutes. 2004-05: Had his most productive season in Sarnia, scoring 30 points (14g/16a) and piling up 122 penalty minutes...Ranked sixth on the team in scoring and third in power-play goals (7). 2003-04: Played in 51 games with Sarnia in his second junior season, scoring 16 points (8g/8a). 2002-03: Began his junior career with Sarnia and had six points (3g/3a) and 32 penalty minutes in 43 games.