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Height: 6' 2"
Born: Apr 18, 1983
Birthplace: London, ON, Canada
Recorded one hit in 10:46 of ice time vs. CBJ (10/9)
Had one hit and blocked one shot at CHI (10/11)
Notched his first assist of the season at SJS (10/25)
Recorded a team-high five hits at PIT (11/1)
Went 6-for-9 on faceoffs vs. DET (11/2)
Had three shots on goal and won eight of his 12 faceoffs vs. EDM (11/7)
Registered an assist vs. TOR (11/15)
Tallied one assist vs. SJS (11/18)
Scored his first career short-handed goal at TBL (1/9)
OHL First All-Star Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 1, 2009. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring upper-body and head injuries. Traded to Minnesota by Buffalo with Matt Moulson for Torrey Mitchell, Winnipeg's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington Washington selected Vitek Vanecek) in 2014 Entry Draft and Minnesota's 2nd round choice in 2016 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2014.