|BIRTHPLACE:||Troy, MI, USA|
|Signed as a free agent by Washington, March 19, 2007.|
2011-12: Registered three shots on goal in 12:45 of ice time while making his season debut on Oct. 27 at Edmonton. 2010-11: Made his NHL playoff debut on May 4 at Tampa Bay. 2009-10: Made his NHL debut on Dec. 6 at Toronto ... Recorded his first career point with an assist on the overtime, game-winning goal on Dec. 23 against the NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden ... Notched his first career goal on Jan. 1 vs. Tampa Bay.
2011-12: Recorded a plus-two rating or better in eight games. ... Registered three assists in a four-game span from Dec. 21 vs. Syracuse to Dec. 31 vs. Norfolk. 2010-11: Established career-highs in games played (73), goals (four), points (29), shots (67), and penalty minutes (78). ... Led the AHL with a career-high, plus-29 rating. 2009-10: Established a career-high in assists (17). ... Ranked eighth on the team and 17th in the league with a plus-26 rating. ... Captured the Calder Cup Championship for the second consecutive season, while establishing playoff career-highs in games played (15), goals (one), points (three), shots (seven) and penalty minutes (16). ... Notched his first career playoff goal on May 12 vs. Manchester. 2008-09: Tallied his first AHL points with two assists while making his season debut on Oct. 17 at Philadelphia. ... Notched his first AHL goal on Mar. 8 at Lake Erie. ... Captured the Calder Cup Championship. ... Established playoff career-highs in assists (two) and plus/minus rating (plus-three) in six playoff contests. 2007-08: Registered a career-high, four shots on Mar. 15 vs. Manitoba. 2006-07: Made his AHL debut on Mar. 25 vs. Binghamton.
2007-08: Ranked third among team defensemen in assists (13) and tied for fourth in points (14) despite skating in only 31 games. ... Led all team defensemen in playoff points (nine) and playoff assists (eight).
2006-07: Served as team captain. ... Named a Second-Team All-CCHA All-Star. ... One of three finalists for both the CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman and CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman honors. ... Established collegiate career-highs in assists (19) and points (28), and tied his career-high in goals (nine). ... Led Ohio State in points, ranked second in assists and tied for third in goals (nine). 2005-06: Tied for third on the team in points (18) and assists (11), and fifth in goals (seven). ... Led all team defensemen in points, tied for first in assists and ranked second in goals. 2004-05: Established a career-high in goals (nine). ... Led all team defensemen in goals, assists (17) and points (26). ... Ranked sixth on the team in points and assists, and seventh in goals. 2003-04: Ranked second among team defensemen in goals (three), and third in points ( 15) and assists (12).
2002-03: Ranked second among team defensemen in assists (22) and points (28), and third in goals (six). ... Ranked sixth on the team overall in assists. ... Tallied one assist in four playoff contests.
March 19, 2007 -- Signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent. July 12, 2012 -- Signed with Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.
MOST GOALS, GAME: 1 (twice) (last -- April 6, 2011) (Washington vs. Florida)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 1 on Dec. 23, 2008 (Washington at Rangers)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 1 (three times) (last -- April 6, 2011) (Washington vs. Florida)
MOST PIM, GAME: 4 on Dec. 16, 2008 (Washington at N.Y. Islanders)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 4 on Dec. 26, 2008 (Washington vs. Buffalo)
FIRST NHL GAME: Dec. 6, 2008 (Washington at Toronto)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Jan. 1, 2009 (Washington vs. Tampa Bay) (Smith)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Dec. 23, 2008 (Washington at Rangers)