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Height: 6' 1"
Born: Aug 3, 1980
Birthplace: Golden Valley, MN, United States
2009-10: Completed his eighth NHL season by posting 26 points (11+15) in 81 games with Florida and Pittsburgh … Notched a career high 11 goals and surpassed 20 points for the fourth time ... Tallied eight points (4+4) in 20 games with Pittsburgh after being acquired March 1 ... Scored two game-winning overtime goals in final week of the regular season with Pittsburgh ... Made his Penguins debut vs. Buffalo (3/2) ... Recorded his first point as a Penguin with an assist vs. Dallas (3/6) ... Posted six points (3+3) in a six-game stretch (3/24-4/6)... Had a three-game point streak (3/24-28), picking up three assists ... Picked up an assist while appearing in his 400th NHL game as a member of the Panthers vs. Washington (1/13) ... Had a three-game point streak for Florida from Jan. 16-19 (1+2)… 2010 Playoffs: Saw action in eight games ... Missed five contests after suffering a head injury during a collision with Andy Sutton in Game 2 of the quarterfinals series vs. Ottawa ... Made a spirited recovery and returned to the lineup in just over two weeks.
2008-09: Scored a goal in his first game back as a Flame vs. Philadelphia (3/5)... Rejoined the Calgary Flames via trade (3/4)... Scored the winning goal on his first career shootout attempt vs. Detroit (2/15)… Collected his 100th NHL point with an assist vs. Pittsburgh (1/10)… Scored a game-winning penalty shot against Chris Osgood and added an assist vs. Detroit (12/15)… Became the first defenseman to score on a penalty shot since Frantisek Kaberle (CAR) did on Jan. 13, 2006 and the first Avalanche defenseman to score on one since Alexei Gusarov did on Mar. 10, 1993… Appeared in his 300th NHL game vs. Los Angeles (12/9)…
2007-08: Recorded 13 points (5-8-13) and was +5 in 43 games for the Avalanche… Missed a total of 35 games due to injury (hip)… Appeared in seven of Colorado’s 10 postseason games… Tied his career playoff high with two points (0-2-2) in Game 4 vs. Minnesota (4/15)... Tied a career-high with three assists vs. LA (3/1)… Scored his first goal of the season vs. Nashville (12/15)… 2006-07: Missed all but 15 games due to three separate injuries (hip, wrist, hernia)…
2005-06: Finished second on the Flames in average time on ice (22:19)… Played in seven playoff games notching one assist... Recorded a career-high three points at St. Louis (3/23) notching two assists and the game-winning goal… Skated in his 200th NHL game vs. San Jose (3/24)…
2003-04: Appeared in all 82 regular games and all 26 playoff contests for the Flames… Led Calgary defensemen in scoring with 33 points (9-24-33)… Finished fifth on the team in points, tied for third in assists, was second in power-play points (17) and second in ice time (22:14)... Notched first multi-goal game of career vs. Columbus (11/1)…
2002-03: Led all Flames rookies with 14 points (4-10-14) in his first NHL season… Registered first career goal/point vs. St. Louis (10/26)... Made his NHL debut at Chicago (10/19)…
INTERNATIONAL: Has competed for the United States at one Olympics, four World Championships and two World Junior Championships ... Finished with one assist in four games while representing the United States at the 2008 World Championships ... Made his Olympic debut for Team USA at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, where he scored one goal in six games ... Tallied an assist in seven games for the United States at the 2005 World Championships ... Led all USA defensemen in scoring with four points (1+3) at the 2003 IIHF World Championship ... Notched an assist in seven games at the 2002 World Championships for the United States ... Scored three points (1+2) in seven games as a member of Team USA at the 2000 World Junior Championships ... Had an assist in six games at the 1999 World Junior Championships…
COLLEGE: Spent four seasons at Minnesota, totaling 45 goals, 99 assists and 144 points in 164 career games ... Notched 20 goals and 48 points as a senior in 2002, and was a key contributor to the Golden Gophers NCAA National Championship run ... For his efforts in 2002, was named the Hobey Baker Award winner as the best collegiate hockey player ... During his junior and senior campaigns, he posted 32 goals, 65 assists and 97 points in 86 contests.