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2011-12: Established career-highs in games played (82), goals (seven), assists (25), points (32), plus/minus rating (plus-25), penalty minutes (44), hits (118), blocked shots (182), power play assists (two), power play points (two), and shots (123). ... Ranked 11th in the league and fifth among NHL defensemen with a team-high, plus-25 rating. ... Ranked 15th in the NHL in average ice time (24:44) and eighth in blocked shots (182). ... Ranked second on the team in average ice time and blocked shots, and ranked second among Rangers defensemen in goals (seven), assists (25) and points (32). ... Is one of seven Rangers who skated in all 82 games. ... Reached the 30-point plateau for the first time in his career with an assist on the game-winning goal on Mar. 28 at WPG. ... Recorded the lone assist on the overtime, game-winning goal on Feb. 25 vs. BUF, while skating in his 100th career NHL contest. ... Established career-highs with seven blocked shots and 32:04 of ice time on Jan. 21 at BOS; It is the first time in his career he logged 30:00+ of ice time in a game. ... Registered four shots on goal, three hits and three blocked shots in 25:57 of ice time in the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at PHI. ... Tallied his first career OT goal with 1.8 seconds remaining on Oct. 20 at CGY. ... Posted his first career multi-point effort with a goal and an assist on Oct. 18 at VAN. ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (20), assists (four), points (four), plus/minus rating (plustwo), penalty minutes (11), and shots (36). ... Ranked 10th in the NHL and second on the team in average ice time (26:49) during the playoffs. ... Led the NHL in playoff blocked shots (62). ... Ranked third among team defensemen in assists. ... Registered his first career playoff point with an assist on Apr. 28 vs. Washington … Led all skaters with 53:17 of ice time in the Rangers’ 2-1 triple overtime victory on May 2 at Washington, becoming the first NHL player since 2009 (Ryan Whitney, Pittsburgh) to log at least 50:00 of ice time in a single game. ... Tallied a career-high, two assists on May 25 at New Jersey. 2010-11: Made his NHL debut on Jan. 7 at Dallas. ... Ranked second on the team and sixth among NHL rookies with a plus-16 rating (fourth among rookie defensemen), posting a plus or even rating in 32 of his 40 games. ... Notched his first career goal with the game-winning tally vs. New Jersey on April 9. ... Tallied his first career point with an assist on Jan. 20 at Carolina. ... Tallied one assist and posted a career-high, plus-four rating in a 7-0 win vs. Philadelphia on Mar. 6. ... Made his NHL playoff debut on Apr. 13 at Washington. ... Tied for seventh on the team in hits (13) and blocked shots (five).
2010-11: Ranked second among Connecticut defensemen in scoring and second in assists at the time of his recall on Jan. 3. ... Notched his first professional goal with a power play tally on Dec. 11 vs. Manchester. ... Posted a plus or even rating in 20 of his last 24 AHL games, registering a plus-9 rating over the span. ... Made his professional debut on Oct. 9 vs. Charlotte. ... Registered his first career point with an assist on Nov. 7 vs. Bridgeport.
Skated in 119 career NCAA games over three seasons with the University of Wisconsin Badgers (WCHA), recording 14 goals and 32 assists for 46 points, along with 174 penalty minutes. 2009-10: Played 43 games for Wisconsin, registering four goals and 14 assists for 18 points, along with 73 penalty minutes and a plus-22 rating. ... Ranked second on Wisconsin in plus/minus rating, and ranked third among team defensemen in assists and points, and fourth in goals. ... Established career-highs in games played, assists, points and penalty minutes. ... Tallied an assist on the game- winning goal in the National Semifinal game vs. R.I.T. on April 8 to help Wisconsin advance to the National Championship game vs. Boston College. ... Finished the NCAA tournament with two assists, and was named to the All-West Regional Team. ... Tallied a season-high, four-game point streak from Oct. 30 vs. New Hampshire to Nov. 7 vs. Minnesota, registering four points (one goal and three assists) over the span. 2008-09: Finished fourth among Wisconsin defensemen in assists (11) and points (16), and tied for third in goals (five). ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team and the WCHA All-Academic Team, and was chosen by his teammates as winner of the Fenton Kelsey, Jr. Most Competitive Player award. 2007-08: Named to the 2008 WCHA All-Rookie Team after leading all first year defensemen in the WCHA and tying for first among all Wisconsin defensemen with a career-high five goals. ... Tied for third in the WCHA among freshman defensemen in scoring with 12 points. ... Made his collegiate debut on Oct. 12, 2007, vs. Notre Dame, and tallied his first career point with the game-winning goal on Oct. 19, 2007, vs. Robert Morris.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
2006-07: Named 2007 Minnesota Mr. Hockey as state's top player after registering 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points in his Senior year at Cretin-Derham High School. ... Named to All-State (Minnesota) and All-Conference teams for second consecutive year. 2005-06: Helped lead Cretin-Durham to the 2006 Minnesota State High School title, earning All-Tournament accolades during his team’s title run. ... Named to All-State (Minnesota) and All-Conference teams for second consecutive year after registering 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points, along with 24 penalty minutes in 31 contests..
2011: Registered one assist and two penalty minutes in seven games with Team USA at the 2011 World Championship in Slovakia.2009: Played for Team USA at the 2009 World Junior Championship tournament, where he registered three assists and tied for the team-lead with a plus-five rating in six contests. 2007: Captured a silver medal with Team USA at the 2007 World Under-18 Junior Championship, registering three assists in seven games. 2006: Skated with the silver medal-winning Team USA at the 2006 Under-18 World Junior Championship. 2005: Placed first with 2005 US. NTDP Under-17 team at the 2005 Five Nations Cup.
Was a member of the Big Ten All-Academic and WCHA All-Academic teams while at the University of Wisconsin. ... Was teammates with current Ranger forward and teammate, Derek Stepan, while at Wisconsin. ... In high school, his baseball team won the Wisconsin state championship … His uncle is former NFL Quarterback and NCAA Champion with the University of Miami (1987), Steve Walsh … Lists his favorite hockey moment as his NHL debut at Madison Square Garden. ... Engaged – fiancée, Kaylee.
June 22, 2007 -- Selected by Montreal in the first round, No. 12 overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. June 30, 2009 -- Traded by Montreal with Christopher Higgins and Pavel Valentenko to N.Y. Rangers in exchange for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 3 from Feb. 12, 2012, to Feb. 16, 2012 (two goals, one assist)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 2 from Feb. 12, 2012, to Feb. 14, 2012 (two goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3 from Nov. 23, 2011, to Nov. 26, 2011 (three assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 1 (eight times) (last -- April 3, 2012, at Philadelphia) (Bryzgalov)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 2, (three times) (last -- March 27, 2012, at Minnesota)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 2, (five times) (last -- April 3, 2012, at Philadelphia)
MOST PIM, GAME: 4 (three times) (last -- March 17, 2012, vs. Colorado)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 4 (seven times) (last -- March 28, 2012, at Winnipeg)
FIRST NHL GAME: Jan. 7, 2011, at Dallas
FIRST NHL GOAL: April 9, 2011, vs. New Jersey (Brodeur)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Jan. 20, 2011, at Carolina
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