POSITION DEFENSE HEIGHT 6-1 WEIGHT 208
SHOOTS LEFT BORN DECEMBER 2, 1981
BIRHTPLACE KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA
2005-06: Skated in eight games with the Rangers, registering one goal and one assist, along with four penalty minutes Tallied a goal and had three shots on goal on Mar. 8 at Atlanta Picked up an assist and registered three shots on goal and three blocked shots on Mar. 6 vs. Carolina Made his season debut with the Rangers on Jan. 16 at Columbus... In 67 games with Hartford (AHL), registered 15 goals and 46 assists for 61 points, along with 99 penalty minutes Ranked second on the Wolf Pack in assists (46) and tied for fifth on the team in scoring (61 points) His 61 points also ranked third among all AHL defensemen With a goal and an assist on Feb. 26 at Lowell, set a Wolf Pack franchise record for points in a single season by a defenseman, as he eclipsed Mike Mottau's mark of 51 points On Jan. 11, he was selected to represent Planet USA in the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic Skated in six playoff games with the Wolf Pack, notching three assists along with 15 penalty minutes.
NHL CAREER: Appeared in 14 career games with the Rangers, registering three goals and three assists, along with four penalty minutes. 2003-04: Skated in six games with the Rangers, tallying two goals and two assists... Made his NHL debut and tallied his first NHL point with a goal on Mar. 23 vs. Pittsburgh (J.S. Aubin)... Registered an assist on Mar. 25 vs. Nashville, becoming the first Rangers rookie to record points in his first two NHL games since Ken Gernander in 1996.
AHL CAREER: Skated in 117 career games with the Hartford Wolf Pack, registering 16 goals and 51 assists for 67 points, along with 154 penalty minutes. 2004-05: Spent a majority of the season with the Hartford Wolf Pack, registering one goal and five assists, along with 55 penalty minutes in 50 games Tallied his first AHL goal (game-winning, power play tally) at Springfield on Apr. 16 in 4-1 victory Re-assigned to Wolf Pack from Austrian National Team on Feb. 15, after joining Austria on Feb. 7 for Olympic qualifying tournament Recalled from Charlotte on Jan. 23, after being reassigned to Checkers on Jan. 19 Injured Dec. 5 at Manchester and missed 19 games Notched his first multiple-point game on Nov. 27 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, with two assists Registered his first AHL point with an assist on Nov. 20 at Springfield Skated in six playoff contests for Hartford, registering one assist and eight penalty minutes.
ECHL CAREER: 2004-05: Appeared in three games with the Charlotte Checkers, collecting two assists.
COLLEGE CAREER: Has appeared in 130 career games with the University of Massachusetts Minutemen of Hockey East (HE), registering 44 goals and 58 assists for 102 points, along with 179 penalty minutes. 2000-01: Skated in 33 games, tallying six goals and six assists for 12 points, along with 59 penalty minutes Ranked first among team freshman with 12 points Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week for the period ending Oct. 7 Tallied his first collegiate goal on Oct. 6 at Wisconsin. 2001-02: Appeared in 23 games, registering five goals and seven assists for 12 points, along with 26 penalty minutes Tied for fifth on the team with 12 points Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the spring semester Tied for third on the team with two power play goals. 2002-03: Skated in 37 games, recording 17 goals and 20 assists for 37 points, along with 46 penalty minutes Ranked fourth among Hockey East defensemen in scoring and ranked fourth nationally with 37 points... Named a Hockey East Second Team All-Star and was named the team's most valuable player... Led the team with 12 multi-point games... Recorded the first hat trick by a defenseman in school history against Providence on Jan. 5 Selected to the Hockey East Hobey Baker "watch" list ... Named to the insidecollegehockey.com All-European Team Twice named Hockey East Player of the Week and was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 6... Named runner-up for Hockey East Player of the Month in December. 2003-04: Prior to joining the Rangers, skated in 37 games with the Minutemen, tallying 16 goals and 25 assists for 41 points, along with 48 penalty minutes Ranked first on the team in all major offensive categories with 16 goals, 25 assists and 41 points Named a Hockey East First Team All-Star and a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the nation's top collegiate player Named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team and selected as the Hockey East's Defensive Player of the Week, while helping to lead the Minutemen to their first-ever tournament finals appearance Led all players in the tournament with seven points, along with a plus-seven rating Finished UMass career tied for sixth on the school's scoring list with 102 points.
AUSTRIAN CAREER: Skated in 77 games for Klagenfurt AC of the Austrian and International Leagues, notching seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points, along with 64 penalty minutes. 1998-99: Appeared in 31 games for Klagenfurt AC of the Austrian League, recording two penalty minutes. 1999-00: In 33 games with Klagenfurt AC, registered four goals and 11 assists for 15 points, along with 48 penalty minutes Also appeared in 15 games with Klagenfurt AC of the International League, tallying three goals and eight assists, along with 14 penalty minutes.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Competed as a member of the Austrian National Team that played in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City ... Appeared with the Austrian National Team at the 2004 World Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Mar. 23, 2004 - Signed as a free agent with the Rangers.
Regular Season Playoffs
Season Club League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
1998-99 Klagenfurt AC Aust 31 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
1999-00 Klagenfurt AC Int. 15 3 8 11 14 - - - - -
Klagenfurt AC Aust 33 4 11 15 48 - - - - -
2000-01 UMass HE 33 6 6 12 59 - - - - -
2001-02 UMass HE 23 5 7 12 26 - - - - -
2002-03 UMass HE 37 17 20 37 46 - - - - -
2003-04 UMass HE 37 16 25 41 48 - - - - -
Rangers NHL 6 2 2 4 0 - - - - -
2004-05 Hartford AHL 50 1 5 6 55 6 0 1 1 8
Charlotte EHCL 3 0 2 2 2 - - - - -
2005-06 Hartford AHL 67 15 46 61 99 6 0 3 3 15
PlanetUSA AHL 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Rangers NHL 8 1 1 2 4 - - - - -
NHL and Rangers Totals 14 3 3 6 4 - - - - -
SEASON PPG SHG GWG +/- SH SH% TF F% H BS MIN
2003-04 0 0 0 -4 8 25 0 0 - - 18:38
2005-06 0 0 0 -3 15 6.7 0 0 5 11 15:10
Totals 0 0 0 -7 23 13.0 0 0 5 11 16:39
Last PPG: None
Last SHG: None
Last GWG: None
Last Multiple-Goal Game: None
Longest Point Streak: 2 (3 times), last - 3/6 - 3/8/06 (1 goal, 1 assist)
Longest Goal Streak: None
Longest Assist Streak: None