|BIRTHPLACE:||West Islip, NY, USA|
|DRAFTED:||MTL: 2001-7 overall|
|CCHA First All-Star Team (2002) NCAA West First All-American Team (2002) AHL All-Rookie Team (2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to shoulder injury vs. Calgary, January 2, 2010 and resulting surgery..|
BECAME A LEAF: Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2009.
TRANSACTIONS: Originally Montreal's first choice, seventh overall, in 2001 Entry Draft. 2011-12 SEASON: Played 45 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) with 34 penalty minutes. Collected an assist in backto- back games (Oct. 27 & 29). Collected an assist and a (+3) rating Nov. 2 at New Jersey. Registered a (+3) rating in back-to-back games (Nov. 2 & 3). Scored 1st goal of season Nov. 15 vs. Phoenix. Missed 21 games (Nov. 19 – Jan. 5) due to upper-body injury. Played 500th career NHL game Feb. 28 vs. Florida. Healthy scratch 16 times this season, most recently Mar. 29 vs. Philadelphia.
CAREER: 2010-11: Played 75 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) with 86 penalty minutes. Ranked 3rd on Maple Leafs in hits (146) and penalty minutes. Scored 1st Maple Leafs goal Oct. 15 at NY Rangers. Played 400th career NHL game Oct. 18 vs. NY Islanders. Missed 4 games (Dec. 9 – 16) due to a finger injury. Collected an assist in consecutive games (Jan. 6 – 7). Registered 600th career penalty minute with a 5 minute major for boarding and a game misconduct Mar. 10 vs. Philadelphia. Left game due to groin injury Mar. 16 at Carolina. Missed 3 games (Mar. 17 - 22) due to groin injury. Selected to play for Team USA at IIHF World Championship. Named alternate captain for Team USA. Played 7 games for Team USA collecting 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) with 6 penalty minutes.
2009-10: Played 34 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 4 assists with 40 penalty minutes. Made Maple Leafs debut and recorded 500th career penalty minute Oct. 1 vs. Montreal. Missed 8 games (Nov. 13 - 27) due to leg injury. Collected 1st Maple Leafs point (assist) Dec. 10 at Boston. Named to Team USA for 2010 Olympic Winter Games Jan. 1. Did not participate in Olympics due to injury. Left game Jan. 2 at Calgary due to shoulder injury. Had season ending shoulder surgery – missed final 40 games of season (Jan. 5 – Apr. 10). Nominated by Leafs players for the NHL's King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the player that best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy contribution in his community.
2008-09: Played 66 games for Montreal collecting 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) with 121 penalty minutes. Set a career-high for penalty minutes in a season. Named to the NHL All- Star Game starting lineup. Ranked 1st on team in October in hits (39) and blocked shots (38). Ranked 1st on team in January in plus/minus (+3), hits (46) and blocked shots (40). Ranked 1st on team in February in hits (34) and blocked shots (45). Ranked 1st on team in March in blocked shots (37). Played 4 playoff games for Montreal registering 20 penalty minutes. Ranked 2nd on team in playoff penalty minutes.
2007-08: Ranked 1st in NHL hits (266) and 2nd in blocked shots (227). Ranked 1st on Montreal in hits and blocked shots in the months of Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan. and Feb. Tied a career-high with 4 goals. Voted Montreal's candidate for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Montreal chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA). Forced out of lineup March 22 with a lower-body injury, ending a streak of 196 consecutive games played. Played a career-high 12 playoff games for Montreal collecting 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) with 18 penalty minutes.
2006-07: Established careerhighs in games played (82), goals (4-tie), assists (15) and points (19). Ranked 4th in NHL and 2nd among league defencemen in hits (248). Ranked 2nd among Montreal players in blocked shots (147) and shorthanded goals (2). Ranked 3rd on team in plus/minus (+7) and average ice-time (19:15).
2005-06: Ranked 3rd on Montreal in hits (154). Scored 1st NHL goal Mar. 20, 2006 at Washington (Olaf Kolzig). Posted an even or a positive plus/ minus rating in 34 of last 36 games (January 25 to April 18). Registered 10 penalty minutes and a (+2) rating in 6 playoff games. Played 7 games for Team USA at IIHF World Championship collecting 1 assist with 4 penalty minutes.
2004-05: Played 20 games for Hamilton (AHL) collecting 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) with 49 penalty minutes. Played 4 playoff games for Hamilton collecting 1 assist and 8 penalty minutes.
2003-04: Recorded 1st multi-point game (2 assists) March 13 vs. Toronto. Was even or plus in 38 of 46 games. Played 7 playoff games for Montreal collecting 8 penalty minutes.
2002- 03: When recalled from Hamilton Feb. 8 led team defencemen in scoring with 28 points (4 goals, 24 assists). Played in 21 consecutive games after being recalled from Hamilton. Played 1st career NHL game Feb. 19 vs. Buffalo. Collected 1st NHL point (assist) Apr. 5 vs. the NY Rangers. Named to AHL All-Rookie Team. Played in AHL All-Star Game for PlanetUSA. 2000-02: Played 81 games over 2 seasons at the University of Michigan (CCHA) collecting 46 points (15 goals, 31 assists) with 147 penalty minutes.
2001- 02: Named to the NCAA West First All-American Team. Named to the CCHA First All-Star Team. Played 7 games for Team USA at IIHF World Junior Championship collecting 2 assists with 14 penalty minutes.
2000-01: Named to CCHA All-Rookie Team. Played 7 games for Team USA at IIHF World Junior Championship.