|BIRTHPLACE:||Chicago, IL, USA|
|DRAFTED:||VAN: 2004-159 overall|
|Traded to Anaheim by Vancouver for Nathan McIver, February 4, 2009. Traded to Toronto by Anaheim for Toronto's 5th round choice (Chris Wagner) in 2010 Entry Draft, June 25, 2010.|
Why do you wear #18?:
Was grandpa's favourite number
BECAME A LEAF: Acquired from Anaheim for Toronto's fifth round choice (Chris Wagner), in 2010 Entry Draft June 25, 2010.
TRANSACTIONS: Originally Vancouver's fourth choice, 159th overall, in 2004 Entry Draft. Traded to Anaheim by Vancouver for Nathan McIver, February 4, 2009.
2011-12 SEASON: Played 50 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) with 74 penalty minutes. Ranked 2nd on the Maple Leafs in penalty minutes. Collected assists in backto- back games (Oct. 6 & 8). Played 200th career NHL game Oct. 24 at Philadelphia. Scored 1st goal of season Oct. 27 at NY Rangers. Missed 22 games (Nov. 17 – Jan. 5) due to undisclosed injury. Registered 9 hits Jan. 24 at NY Islanders. Scored a goal Feb. 29 at Chicago. Missed game Mar. 6 vs. Boston due to hand injury. Missed 9 games (Mar. 10 – Mar. 24) due to thigh injury. Played 100th career Maple Leafs game Apr. 7 at Montreal.
CAREER: 2010-11: Played 50 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) with 69 penalty minutes. Established career highs for assists, points and powerplay goals (1). Made Maple Leafs debut Oct. 7 vs. Montreal. Collected 1st Maple Leafs point (assist) Oct. 13 at Pittsburgh. Scored 1st Maple Leafs goal Nov. 3 at Washington. Missed game due to injury Nov. 26 at Buffalo. Missed 19 games (Dec. 2 – Jan. 11) due to finger injury. Returned to lineup and collected an assist Jan. 13 at Phoenix. Served a 3-game suspension (Jan. 15 – 20) for delivering a lateral hit to the head of an opponent Jan. 13 at Phoenix. Collected a career-high 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) Jan. 24 at Carolina. Missed 9 games (Feb. 3 – 19) due to upper body injury. Selected to play for Team USA at IIHF World Championship. Named alternate captain for Team USA. Played 7 games for Team USA.
2009-10: Played 75 games for Anaheim collecting 7 points (6 goals, 1 assists) with 106 penalty minutes. Ranked 4th in Anaheim penalty minutes. Registered career-highs for games played, goals, shorthanded goals (1) and shots (82).
2008-09: Split second NHL seasons between Anaheim and Vancouver. Both goals scored were game-winning goals (Feb. 24 at Buffalo & Apr 4 at San Jose). Played 1st game with Anaheim Feb. 5 at Nashville, going scoreless on 2 shots with 11:38 TOI. Scored 1st Anaheim goal, also 1st career GWG, Feb. 24 at Buffalo (Patrick Lalime). Registered 1st Anaheim assist Mar. 22 at Phoenix. Played all 13 playoff games for Anaheim collecting 2 assists with 25 penalty minutes. Played 1st career NHL playoff game and collected 1st assist in GM #1 of WCQF Apr. 16 at San Jose. Collected assist in GM #6 of WCQF Apr. 27 vs. San Jose.
2007-08: Played 19 games for Vancouver. Played 1st career NHL game Nov. 21 vs. Minnesota. Scored 1st NHL goal Dec. 2 at Minnesota (Niklas Backstrom). Played 54 games for Manitoba (AHL) and led team with 201 penalty minutes. Played 6 playoff games with Manitoba scoring 2 goals with 11 penalty minutes.
2006-07: Led Manitoba in penalty minutes (194).
2005-06: Played 1st professional season with Manitoba. Ranked 1st on team in penalty minutes (139).
2004-05: Played 7 games for Team USA at IIHF World Championship collecting 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) with 2 penalty minutes. 2003-05: Played 77 games over 2 seasons at University of Michigan (CCHA) collecting 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) with 146 penalty minutes.