|BIRTHPLACE:||Thompson, MB, CAN|
|Signed as a free agent by Calgary, September 1, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Syracuse (AHL), September 15, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, January 31, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Jyvaskyla (Finland), January 17, 2005. Traded to San Jose by Columbus for San Jose's 6th round choice (later traded to Atlanta, later traded to Chicago Chicago selected David Pacan) in 2009 Entry Draft, January 29, 2008. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose for NY Rangers' 6th round choice (Daniil Sobchenko) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 12, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 1, 2010. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to hip injury. Officially announced his retirement, August 9, 2013.|
2008-09: Led San Jose with 16 fighting majors and in PIM. ... Sixth on team in hits (125) ... Scored his second goal on March 28 vs. Phoenix. ... Missed six games with lower body injury (Feb. 10-19). ... Missed five games due to upper body injury (Jan. 3-13). ... Posted assist on Dec. 6 vs. Edmonton. ... Posted first point of the season (assist) vs. Detroit on Oct. 30. ... Had a team-high five hits vs. Columbus on Oct. 14. 2009 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in one game. 2007-08: Set Sharks single-game franchise high with 41 PIM on April 6 at Dallas. ... Scored first goal as a Shark on March 3 vs. Montreal. ... Had seven fighting majors with the Sharks and six with the Blue Jackets (13 total). ... Earned first fighting major as a Shark, seventh of the season, against Nashville’s Darcy Hordichuk on Feb. 9. ... Registered first point with the Sharks (assist) vs. his former team Columbus on Feb. 8. ... Made Sharks debut as part of the starting lineup on Feb. 2 vs. Chicago. ... Traded to the Sharks from Columbus on Jan. 29 for a sixth round selction in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. ... 2006-07: Second on Columbus in PIM…Netted his first goal of the season on Feb. 25 vs. Nashville. ... Had season-high 17 PIM twice (Feb. 22 vs. Edmonton and Oct. 28 at New Jersey). ... 2005-06: Led Columbus in penalty minutes (fourth in NHL) and ranked second (tied) in games played…Set career highs in assists and points and matched his career high in goals. ... Had a season-high 20 PIM Jan. 11 vs. Pittsburgh…Set his career high with two assists on Nov. 26 vs. St. Louis. ... Played in his 200th NHL game on Oct. 12 vs. San Jose. ... Scored his first career game-winning goal on Oct. 9 at Chicago. 2003-04: Fourth in the NHL in penalty minutes and second in majors (30). ... Tied career high in goals. ... Notched first multi-goal game of his NHL career with a pair on Nov. 9 vs. Calgary. 2002-03: Led the NHL in penalty minutes. ... Set Columbus team record with 29 PIM on Feb. 21 at San Jose. ... Registered first multi-point game of his NHL career (goal and assist) Dec. 14 at Detroit. 2001-02: Ranked 10th in the NHL, second among rookies, in penalty minutes. ... Led team in plus/minus (plus-1). Called up from Syracuse, he played two games with Blue Jackets on Oct. 25 and Oct. 27 before returning to club for balance of season on Dec. 10. ... 2000-01: Made NHL debut on Feb. 17 vs. Pittsburgh, collecting 10 PIM.
2001-02: Began season in Syracuse and played 22 games with American Hockey League's Crunch before becoming full-time NHL player on Dec. 10, 2000. 2000-01: Led AHL in PIM and established Syracuse team record. ... 1999-00: Split season with Saint John (AHL) and Johnstown (ECHL). ... 1998-99: Registered career high in goals and points in 52 games with Johnstown along with 325 PIM. ... Scoreless in eight games with Saint John. ... 1997-98: Made professional debut with Saint John.
2004-05: Played 11 games with JYP Jyvaskyla in Finland,
1997-98: Played 19 games at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, notching 17 points along with 145 PIM.
Favorites include: “Braveheart” (movie); “Entourage” (television show); Russell Crowe and Charlize Theron (actor and actress); Edmonton Oilers (NHL team while growing up); New York City (NHL road city); New England Patriots (professional sports team); Aldo’s (San Francisco Bay Area restaurant); Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (vacation spot -— “The boys are there”); apple.com/itunes (web site); Big Mac (food); Thanksgiving (holiday); Tiger Woods (professional athlete). ... Owns a dog (Elly Shelley) and a cat (Lexi Shelley). ... Likes to play golf. ... Lists first game as his most memorable NHL moment. ... First job was shoveling snow. ... Hockey idol is Wayne Gretzky. ... Started skating and playing hockey when he was 4 years old.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 2 from Jan. 21-24, 2002 (with Columbus)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2 on Nov. 9, 2003 (Columbus vs. Calgary)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 2 on Nov. 26, 2005 (Columbus vs. St. Louis)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 2 (three times), last Nov. 26, 2005 (Columbus vs. St. Louis)
MOST PIM, GAME: 41 on April 6, 2008 (San Jose at Dallas)
FIRST NHL GAME: Feb. 17, 2001 (Columbus vs. Pittsburgh)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Dec. 15, 2001 (Columbus at Los Angeles)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Jan. 24, 2002 (Columbus vs. San Jose)