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.
Scored 12 points (3g/9a) in 48 during his fourth season with the Islanders...Led the team in average time on ice (23:31)...Tied for third in the NHL in blocked shots (123), two shy of the league lead...Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Feb. 19 at Ottawa...Had a two-point game (1g/1a), including his first goal of the season on Feb. 28 vs. Toronto...Recorded his 50th career assist on Apr. 16 vs. Florida...During the NHL lockout, appeared in 21 games with HC Energie Karlovy Vary of the Czech League, scoring five points (1g/4a).
2011-12: 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 and 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 in the five-game Eastern Conference Quarterfinals 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 postseason games.
2006-07: Scored a career-high 58 points (14g/44a) and added 81 penalty minutes in 65 games with the Moncton Wildcats (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)...Made his professional debut with Bridgeport at the end of the season, playing in three games.
2005-06: Played for the President Cup Champion Moncton Wildcats...Netted 46 points (6g/40a) in 68 regular season games during his rookie QMJHL campaign...Added 13 points (2g/11a) and a plus-9 rating in 21 playoff games.
2013: Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, appearing in the first four games of the Islanders’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh...Suffered a hand injury in Game 4 and missed the remainder of the series.