|BIRTHPLACE:||Edmonton, AB, CAN|
|Signed as a free agent by Houston (AHL), September 26, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, December 31, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 2, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 and 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for NY Rangers' 5th round choice (Travis Brown) in 2012 Entry Draft, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2012.|
2010-11: Recorded one assist and a team-high 72 penalty minutes in 40 regular-season games with Chiago. ... Appeared in the lineup as both a forward and defenseman. ... Ranked second on the club with eight fighting majors. ... Registered his first point in a Blackhawks uniform with an assist on Dec. 11 at San Jose. ... Recorded a season-high four shots on goal on Dec. 28 at St. Louis. ... Logged a season-high 16:51 of ice time on Oct. 11 at Buffalo. ... Accrued all of his 72 PIM against Western Conference opponents. ... Missed four games due to injury (Feb. 4-11) … Appeared in four Stanley Cup Playoffs tilts, finishing with a plus-1 plus/minus rating. ... Paced the club with 22 PIM in the postseason. 2009-10: Recorded two points and 90 PIM in a career-high 51 regular-season games with Minnesota. .... Ranked second on the team with six major penalties. ... Netted the first goal of his National Hockey League career on Nov. 15 at Carolina. ... Notched his only assist of the season on March 25 at Philadelphia. ... Skated to an even or plus rating in 11 straight games from Feb. 4 to March 25 and 22 of his last 25 contests overall. ... Collected a career-high 19 PIM on April 5 at Edmonton. ... Logged a plus-2 rating and four hits in 14:32 TOI on Oct. 30 against the Rangers. 2008-09: Posted one assist and 21 PIM in 20 regular-season games with Minnesota, including his NHL debut. ... Skated in his first NHL game on Jan. 3 against Detroit. ... Notched his first career NHL point with an assist on March 15 at St. Louis.
2008-09: Registered two goals and two assists in 44 regular-season contests with the American Hockey League’s Houston Aeros. ... Ranked third on the Aeros with 111 PIM. 2007-08: Established career-highs in goals (3), power-play goals (2) and PIM (184) in 64 regular-season games with Houston. ... Logged 13 PIM in five Calder Cup Playoff tilts. 2006-07: Tallied a career-high six points (G, 5A) and 107 PIM in 65 regular-season contests with Houston in his first professional season
2005-06: Posted three goals and two assists in 24 games as a senior at Michigan Tech University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. 2004-05: Netted two goals and three assists in 36 tilts in his junior season at Michigan Tech. ... Collected a collegiate career-high 101 PIM. 2003-04: Posted a goal, three assists and 100 PIM in 35 games as a sophomore at Michigan Tech University. 2002-03: Skated in 31 games as a freshman at Michigan Tech, registering a goal, three assists and 64 PIM.
Sept. 26, 2006 -– Signed with Houston (AHL) as an undrafted free agent. Dec. 31, 2006 -- Converted AHL contract to NHL contract with Minnesota. July 2, 2010 -- Signed with Chicago as an unrestricted free agent. Feb. 27, 2012 -- Traded by Chicago to N.Y. Rangers in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick.
MOST PIM, GAME: 19 on April 5, 2010 (Minnesota at Edmotnon)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 4 on Dec. 28, 2010 (Chicago at St. Louis)
FIRST NHL GAME: Jan. 3, 2009 (Minnesoat vs. Detroit)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Nov. 15, 2009 (Minnesota at Carolina) (Leighton)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: March 15, 2009 (Minnesota at St. Louis)