TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
LAST SEASON: Established new career highs in games played (71) and shots (83) in his fifth season with the Islanders...For the third straight season, scored a career-high three goals... Scored the game-winning goal against Calgary on Mar. 25...Scored a goal and an assist on Jan. 12 vs. Detroit.
2008-09: Established career highs in assists (16 ), points (19) and average time on ice (21:35) in 69 games with the Islanders...Tied a career high with three goals...Had a single game career-high +4 rating on Feb. 26 vs. Toronto...Played in his 200th NHL/Islanders game on Mar. 28 vs. Philadelphia...Tied his career high with two assists on Apr. 4 vs. Tampa Bay...Scored his first goal since Apr. 18, 2006 (a span of 160 games) for the first game-winning goal of his career on Mar. 2 vs. Colorado.
2007-08: Appeared in 60 games during his third season with the Islanders, scoring 13 points (13 assists)...Missed 21 games due to injury, including the last 15 due to a concussion and thigh contusion.
2006-07: Recorded six assists in 51 games with the Islanders...Missed a total of 31 games with an ankle injury, including the final 24 of the regular season...Was scoreless in three games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) during a conditioning assignment...Made the roster out of training camp for the first time in his career.
2005-06: Split his second professional season between the Islanders and the Sound Tigers...Played in 27 games with the Islanders, registering seven points (3g/4a)...Made his Islanders and NHL debut on Dec. 4 at Detroit and saw 4:04 minutes of ice time during four shifts...Tallied his first NHL assist on Jan. 19 at Carolina...Scored his first NHL goal on Mar. 19 at Tampa Bay (John Grahame)...Registered his first two-point NHL game (1g/1a), including his first power play goal on Mar. 25 vs. Atlanta...Ranked first among Sound Tiger defensemen and sixth on the team in points with 42 (17g/25a) in only 55 games...Led all Sound Tiger defensemen in goals and assists...Led the Sound Tigers and ranked second among AHL defensemen in goals.
2004-05: Made his professional debut with the Sound Tigers, playing in 76 games...Finished fifth on the team in scoring with 30 points and fourth in assists with 22...Finished second among Bridgeport defensemen in goals (8), assists and points.
2007: Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game One of ECQF at Buffalo on Apr. 12...Scored his first NHL playoff goal in Game Two on Apr. 14.
2006: Appeared in all seven games for the Sound Tigers in their First Round Calder Cup Playoff series vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...Led all Sound Tiger defensemen in points with three (1g/2a).
2003-04: Played in only 23 games for Acadie-Bathurst of the QMJHL and missed the majority of the season recovering from a knee injury suffered on Dec. 12 while in training camp for Team Canada's National Junior team.
2002-03: Finished tied for fifth on Acadie-Bathurst in scoring with 50 points...Led all QMJHL defensemen in goals scored with 22...Ranked fifth in the league among defensemen in points with 50...Named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team...Finished the season with a +47 rating and recorded 17 power play goals...Led all Acadie-Bathurst defensemen in post-season scoring with eight points (3g/5a) in 11 games.
2001-02: Made his QMJHL debut with Acadie-Bathurst...Ranked third among team defensemen in points with 16 (4g/12a).