2013-14: Established career- highs in goals (14), assists (29), points (43), power play goals (two), power play assists (11), power play points (13), shorthanded goals (three), shorthanded points (four), game-winning goals (four), shots on goal (177), and average ice time (24:49) ... Tied for fifth in the NHL in shorthanded goals, tied for 10th in shorthanded points, tied for sixth among defensemen in goals and tied for 17th among defensemen in points ... Led the Rangers in average ice time, ranked second in blocked shots (131), tied for third in plus/minus rating (plus-11) and game-winning goals, ranked fourth in assists, tied for fourth in power play assists, and ranked fifth in points and power play points ... Named Team MVP and received the Players’ Player Award; became the first Ranger to win both awards in the same season since Brian Leetch in 2002-03 and the 10th defenseman to be named Team MVP in franchise history ... Played 25 minutes or more in 40 of 77 contests ... The Rangers posted a 27-8-2 record when he recorded a point, including a 10-3-1 record when he tallied a goal ... Notched his first career shorthanded goal on Oct. 7 at LAK ... Tallied his first career power play goal on Oct. 29 at NYI ... Tied for the game-high with four shots on goal and three blocked shots while skating in his 200th career NHL game on Dec. 8 vs. WSH ... Recorded a career-high, two power play assists on Dec. 29 at TBL ... Posted a career-high, six-game point streak from Nov. 27 at FLA to Dec. 7 vs. NJD (one
goal, six assists over the span), including a career-high, four-game assist streak from Nov. 30 vs. VAN to Dec. 7 vs. NJD (five assists); became the first Rangers defenseman to post a six-game point streak since Leetch in 2003-04 ... Registered a career-high, three- game goal streak from Mar. 2 vs. BOS to Mar. 7 at CAR (three goals over the span) ... Tallied a shorthanded goal in back-to-back games on Mar. 5 vs. TOR to Mar. 7 at CAR; became the first Rangers defenseman to tally a shorthanded goal in consecutive games since Michal Rozsival in 2007-08 ... Recorded his third shorthanded goal of the season on Mar. 7 at CAR; tied the franchise record for shorthanded goals by a defenseman in one season (Leetch – 1988-89) ... Tallied a single-game career-high, three points (one goal, two assists), including the game-winning goal in overtime, on Mar. 24 vs. PHX; recorded the 100th point of his NHL career in the contest ... Registered the game-winning goal on Mar. 26 vs. PHI; notched three game-winning goals in a five- game span from Mar. 18-26 ... Became the first Rangers defenseman to tally the winning goal in consecutive games since Dec. 29-30, 2003 (Tom Poti) ... Registered six goals in March, the most by a Rangers defenseman in one calendar month since Jan. 1998 (six – Leetch) ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (25), goals (four), assists (13), points (17), power play goals (two), power play assists (five), power play points (seven), shorthanded assists (two), shorthanded points (two), and hits (52) ... Tied for first in the NHL in shorthanded assists, tied for third in shorthanded points, tied for fourth in assists and power play assists, tied for fifth in power play points, tied for seventh in points, ranked eighth in blocked shots (48), and ranked ninth in average ice time (26:48) ... Tied for first among all NHL defensemen in assists and ranked second among all NHL defensemen in points ... Tied for fourth in franchise history in assists during one playoff year (Don Maloney – 1978-79) and ranked third in franchise history for points by a defenseman in one playoff year ... Is tied for seventh among defensemen in franchise history in career playoff assists (20) and ranks ninth among defensemen in franchise history in career playoff points (25) ... Tallied his first career power play goal and his first career power play assist in playoff action as part of a two-point effort in Game 5 of the Metropolitan Division Finals at PIT on May 9 ... Led all skaters in assists (eight) and points (10), led all defensemen in goals (two), led the team in shots on goal (17), and ranked second on the team in plus/minus rating (plus-three) in the Eastern Conference Finals against MTL ... Became the first defenseman in franchise history to register eight assists in one playoff series and the second defenseman in franchise history to tally at least 10 points in one playoff series (Leetch – 11 points in the 1994 SCF against VAN) ... Established single-game playoff career-highs with three assists and four points, and posted a plus-two rating in Game 1 at MTL on May 17; tied a franchise-record for the most points by a defenseman in a playoff game (Leetch – twice, Dave Maloney and Brad Park) ... Tallied two points (one goal, one assist) and led the team with a single-game playoff career-high, six shots on goal in Game 2 at MTL on May 19; became the first Ranger to record six points in the first two games of a playoff series since Bernie Nicholls in the Patrick Division Finals against WSH in 1990 ... Registered a five-game assist/point streak from Game 4 vs. MTL on May 25 to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at LAK on June 7 (one goal, six assists over the span); became the first Rangers defenseman to record a five- game assist streak in the playoffs since James Patrick (Apr. 23 – May 1, 1992) and the first Blueshirts defenseman to tally a five-game point streak in the playoffs since Sergei Zubov (May 14 – May 24, 1995) ... Notched the first shorthanded assist of his career in postseason play and posted a plus-two rating in Game 4 vs. MTL on May 25 ... Led all defensemen, and led the Rangers, in assists (three) and points (four) in the Stanley Cup Final against LAK ... Registered two points (one goal, one assist) in Game 2 at LAK on June 7; became the first Rangers defenseman to record four goals in one playoff year since Leetch tallied six in the 1995 playoffs.
2012-13: Ranked second on the team in blocked shots (78), third in average ice time (24:21), and fourth in plus/minus rating (plus-13) ... Tied for first among Rangers defensemen in goals (four), and ranked second in points (19) and assists (15) ... The Rangers posted a record of 13-1-1 in games when he registered a point ... Recorded a three-game assist streak from Apr. 18 vs. FLA to Apr. 21 vs. NJD (three assists over the span) ... Registered a career-high, six shots on goal, and was credited with a team-high, three blocked shots in 25:26 of ice time on Mar. 21 vs. FLA ... Was credited with three hits and three blocked shots while skating in a season-high, 30:09 of ice time on Jan. 29 vs. PHI; It is the second time in his career he logged 30:00+ of ice time ... Established a playoff career high in goals (one) and tied a playoff career high in points (four) ... Ranked second on the Rangers in average ice time during the playoffs (25:52) and blocked shots (28) ... Tied for seventh on the team in playoff plus/minus rating (plus-one) and finished eighth on the team in playoff hits (27) ... Led all Rangers defensemen in playoff assists (three) and tied for the team lead among defensemen in playoff points ... Tallied his first career playoff goal in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi- finals on May 16 at BOS ... Registered points in consecutive playoff games for the first time in his career in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 21 vs. BOS (one assist) and Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 23 vs. BOS (one assist).
2011-12: Established career-highs in games played (82), goals (seven), assists (25), points (32), plus/minus rating (plus-25), penalty minutes (44), hits (118), blocked shots (182), power play assists (two), power play points (two), and shots (123). ... Ranked 11th in the league and fifth among NHL defensemen with a team-high, plus-25 rating. ... Ranked 15th in the NHL in average ice time (24:44) and eighth in blocked shots (182). ... Ranked second on the team in average ice time and blocked shots, and ranked second among Rangers defensemen in goals (seven), assists (25) and points (32). ... Is one of seven Rangers who skated in all 82 games. ... Reached the 30-point plateau for the first time in his career with an assist on the game-winning goal on Mar. 28 at WPG. ... Recorded the lone assist on the overtime, game-winning goal on Feb. 25 vs. BUF, while skating in his 100th career NHL contest. ... Established career-highs with seven blocked shots and 32:04 of ice time on Jan. 21 at BOS; It is the first time in his career he logged 30:00+ of ice time in a game. ... Registered four shots on goal, three hits and three blocked shots in 25:57 of ice time in the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at PHI. ... Tallied his first career OT goal with 1.8 seconds remaining on Oct. 20 at CGY. ... Posted his first career multi-point effort with a goal and an assist on Oct. 18 at VAN. ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (20), assists (four), points (four), plus/minus rating (plustwo), penalty minutes (11), and shots (36). ... Ranked 10th in the NHL and second on the team in average ice time (26:49) during the playoffs. ... Led the NHL in playoff blocked shots (62). ... Ranked third among team defensemen in assists. ... Registered his first career playoff point with an assist on Apr. 28 vs. Washington … Led all skaters with 53:17 of ice time in the Rangers’ 2-1 triple overtime victory on May 2 at Washington, becoming the first NHL player since 2009 (Ryan Whitney, Pittsburgh) to log at least 50:00 of ice time in a single game. ... Tallied a career-high, two assists on May 25 at New Jersey.
2010-11: Made his NHL debut on Jan. 7 at Dallas. ... Ranked second on the team and sixth among NHL rookies with a plus-16 rating (fourth among rookie defensemen), posting a plus or even rating in 32 of his 40 games. ... Notched his first career goal with the game-winning tally vs. New Jersey on April 9. ... Tallied his first career point with an assist on Jan. 20 at Carolina. ... Tallied one assist and posted a career-high, plus-four rating in a 7-0 win vs. Philadelphia on Mar. 6. ... Made his NHL playoff debut on Apr. 13 at Washington. ... Tied for seventh on the team in hits (13) and blocked shots (five).
2010-11: Ranked second among Connecticut defensemen in scoring and second in assists at the time of his recall on Jan. 3. ... Notched his first professional goal with a power play tally on Dec. 11 vs. Manchester. ... Posted a plus or even rating in 20 of his last 24 AHL games, registering a plus-9 rating over the span. ... Made his professional debut on Oct. 9 vs. Charlotte. ... Registered his first career point with an assist on Nov. 7 vs. Bridgeport.
2009-10: Played 43 games for Wisconsin, registering four goals and 14 assists for 18 points, along with 73 penalty minutes and a plus-22 rating. ... Ranked second on Wisconsin in plus/minus rating, and ranked third among team defensemen in assists and points, and fourth in goals. ... Established career-highs in games played, assists, points and penalty minutes. ... Tallied an assist on the game- winning goal in the National Semifinal game vs. R.I.T. on April 8 to help Wisconsin advance to the National Championship game vs. Boston College. ... Finished the NCAA tournament with two assists, and was named to the All-West Regional Team. ... Tallied a season-high, four-game point streak from Oct. 30 vs. New Hampshire to Nov. 7 vs. Minnesota, registering four points (one goal and three assists) over the span.
2008-09: Finished fourth among Wisconsin defensemen in assists (11) and points (16), and tied for third in goals (five). ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team and the WCHA All-Academic Team, and was chosen by his teammates as winner of the Fenton Kelsey, Jr. Most Competitive Player award.
2007-08: Named to the 2008 WCHA All-Rookie Team after leading all first year defensemen in the WCHA and tying for first among all Wisconsin defensemen with a career-high five goals. ... Tied for third in the WCHA among freshman defensemen in scoring with 12 points. ... Made his collegiate debut on Oct. 12, 2007, vs. Notre Dame, and tallied his first career point with the game-winning goal on Oct. 19, 2007, vs. Robert Morris.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
2006-07: Named 2007 Minnesota Mr. Hockey as state's top player after registering 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points in his Senior year at Cretin-Derham High School. ... Named to All-State (Minnesota) and All-Conference teams for second consecutive year.
2005-06: Helped lead Cretin-Durham to the 2006 Minnesota State High School title, earning All-Tournament accolades during his team’s title run. ... Named to All-State (Minnesota) and All-Conference teams for second consecutive year after registering 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points, along with 24 penalty minutes in 31 contests..
2014: Tallied one goal and one assist in six games while representing Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia ... Ranked second on Team USA in average ice time (20:44).
2011: Registered one assist and two penalty minutes in seven games with Team USA at the 2011 World Championship in Slovakia.
2009: Played for Team USA at the 2009 World Junior Championship tournament, where he registered three assists and tied for the team-lead with a plus-five rating in six contests.
2007: Captured a silver medal with Team USA at the 2007 World Under-18 Junior Championship, registering three assists in seven games.
2006: Skated with the silver medal-winning Team USA at the 2006 Under-18 World Junior Championship.
2005: Placed first with 2005 US. NTDP Under-17 team at the 2005 Five Nations Cup.
Was a member of the Big Ten All- Academic and WCHA All-Academic teams while at the University of Wisconsin ... Was teammates with current Ranger forward and teammate, Derek Stepan, while at Wisconsin ... In high school, his baseball team won the Wisconsin state championship ... His uncle is former NFL Quarterback and NCAA Champion with the University of Miami (1987), Steve Walsh ... Lists his favorite hockey moment as his NHL debut at Madison Square Garden ... Married - wife, Kaylee.
June 22, 2007 -- Selected by Montreal in the first round, No. 12 overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. June 30, 2009 -- Traded by Montreal with Christopher Higgins and Pavel Valentenko to N.Y. Rangers in exchange for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto.