2009-10: Established a career-high in blocked shots. ... Ranked second on the team in penalty minutes. ... The Rangers posted a record of 5-1-1 when he recorded a point. ... Registered four points (two goals and two assists) in a five-game span from Mar. 30 at the NY Islanders to Apr. 7 vs. Toronto, including a three-game point streak (one goal and two assists) from Mar. 30 at the NY Islanders to Apr. 3 at Florida. … Tallied an assist on Marian Gaborik’s 40th goal of the season on Mar. 30 at the NY Islanders. ... Notched his first goal of the season, a power play tally, in an 8-2 win on Jan. 19 vs. Tampa Bay. 2008-09: Skated in 54 games with the Rangers, registering eight goals and eight assists for 16 points, along with 122 penalty minutes. ... Established career-highs in goals (eight), assists (eight), points (16), power play goals (three), and shots (66). ... Registered a career-high, four-game scoring streak from Oct. 5 vs. Tampa Bay to Oct. 13 vs. New Jersey, collecting seven points (three goals and four assists) over the span … Recorded one goal and added an assist in his Garden debut on Oct. 10 vs. Chicago; His goal at 5:15 of the second period was his first as a Ranger. ... Tallied his first assist/point as a Ranger on Scott Gomez's game-winning goal on Oct. 5 vs. the Lightning. 2007-08: Appeared in 55 games with the Minnesota Wild, registering seven goals and seven assists for 14 points, along with 141 penalty minutes ... Led the Wild in penalty minutes (141) and ranked fifth in hits (96) ... Posted four multiple-point games ... Nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy, given annually to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey” ... Tallied the game-winning goal on Dec. 2 vs. Vancouver ... Notched his first NHL goal on Nov. 16 at Vancouver ... Made his NHL debut on Nov. 11 at Colorado ... Also appeared in five post-season contests for the Wild, recording one goal and 16 penalty minutes ... Notched his first career playoff goal on Apr. 19 at Colorado.
MINOR LEAGUE CAREER
Skated in 223 games with the Albany River Rats, Lowell Devils and Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 44 goals and 47 assists for 91 points, along with 629 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Skated in nine games with Albany (AHL), recording two goals and one assist for three points, along with 14 penalty minutes. 2006-07: Split the season between Lowell and Houston (AHL) ... In 58 games, registered 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points, along with 169 penalty minutes ... Recorded five multiple-point games, including two multiple goal efforts ... Posted three, three-game points streaks ... Tallied at least one point in three consecutive games from Mar. 10 to Mar. 17, collecting three points (one goal and two assists) over the span ... Tallied two goals on Feb. 21 vs. Worcester ... Notched two goals and a season-high, seven shots on Jan. 14 vs. Philadelphia ... Collected two assists on Nov. 29 vs. Binghamton. 2007-08: Skated in 12 games with the Aeros (AHL), recording four goals and four assists for eight points, along with 46 penalty minutes prior to his recall to the Wild ... Registered three multiple-point games ... Notched two goals in a 3-1 victory on Oct. 28 vs. San Antonio. 2005-06: Skated in 73 games with the River Rats (AHL), collecting 16 goals and 14 assists for 30 points, along with 180 penalty minutes ... Established career highs in games played (73), goals (16) and points (30) ... His 16 goals ranked third on the club ... Also posted a career-high, five power play goals ... Tied for fifth on the team in power play goals (five) ... Ranked second on the team in penalty minutes (180) ... Registered a three-game points streak from Apr. 13 to Apr. 16 ... Recorded five multiple-point games. 2004-05: Appeared in 71 games with Albany (AHL), registering 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points ... Established a career-high in assists (17) ... Ranked third on the team in penalty minutes (220). 2003-04: Skated in nine games with Albany (AHL), recording two goals and one assist for three points, along with 14 penalty minutes.
Appeared in 89 games with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks of the Central Collegiate Hockey Associated (CCHA), recording 36 goals and 25 assists for 61 points, along with 275 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Skated in 36 contests with UAF, recording 16 goals and eight assists for 24 points, along with 132 penalty minutes. ... Established a career-high in penalty minutes (132). ... His 16 goals and 132 penalty minutes led the team, and he tied for fourth in points (24). 2002-03: Registered two goals and five assists for seven points, along with 42 penalty minutes in 16 games with UAF. ... Ranked second on the team in penalty minutes (42). 2001-02: Skated in 37 games with UAF, collecting 18 goals and 13 assists for 31 points, along with 101 penalty minutes. ... Led the team in goals (18) and penalty minutes (101), ranked fourth in points (31) and tied for sixth in assists (13). ... Also led the CCHA with his 101 penalty minutes. ... Named to the 2002 CCHA All-Rookie Team.
TIER II JUNIOR CAREER
Skated in 115 games with the Victoria Salsa of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), recording 48 goals and 55 assists for 103 points, along with 481 penalty minutes. 2000-01: Captured the Fred Page Cup Championship with Victoria. ... Appeared in 57 games with the Salsa, collecting 34 goals and 34 assists for 68 points, along with 196 penalty minutes. ... Led Victoria in penalty minutes (196). ... Also ranked second on the team in goals (34) and points (68). 1999-00: Skated in 58 contests with Victoria, tallying 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points, along with 285 penalty minutes. ... Led the team in penalty minutes (285).
His favorite NHL team growing up was the New York Rangers. ... Resides in Manhattan in the off-season. ... Majored in Political Science while attending the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. ... Lists Mark Messier as his favorite player. ... Enjoys playing video games including Madden Football and Pokemon. ... Enjoys techno music.
May 27, 2001 - New Jersey’s tenth round draft choice, 229th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Feb. 28, 2007 - Traded to Minnesota by New Jersey for Minnesota's seventh-round choice (Jean-Sebastien Berube) in 2008 NHL Entry Draft. July 1, 2008 - Signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 4, 10/5/08 - 10/13/07 (three goals, four assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 2, 11/16/07 - 11/18/07 (two goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 4, 10/5/08 - 10/13/08 (four assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2 (twice), last - Oct. 18, 2008 at DET (Osgood)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 2 (twice), last - Dec. 20, 2007 vs. NYR (Lundqvist)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 3,Oct. 13, 2008, vs. NJD (two goals, one assist)
MOST PIM, GAME: 17 (twice), last - Nov. 30, 2008, vs. FLA
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 5 (twice), last - Dec. 7, 2008 vs. CGY
FIRST NHL GAME: Nov. 11, 2007 (Minnesota at Colorado)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Nov. 16, 2007 (Minnesota at Vancouver) (Luongo)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Nov. 28, 2007 (Minnesota vs. Phoenix)