Pet Peeve: Bad drivers. The left lane is the fast lane!
Favourite offseason activity: Mountain biking and golfing
As a child, what was your dream job? Pro baseball player
BECAME A LEAF: Acquired from Colorado for Boston's second round choice (previously acquired - later obtained by Dallas - Mike Winther) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 24, 2011.
TRANSACTIONS: Originally Colorado's eighth choice, 159th overall, in 2000 Entry Draft.
2011-12 SEASON: Played 66 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 27 points (7 goals, 20 assists) with 20 penalty minutes. Made Maple Leafs debut Oct. 6 at Montreal. Collected 1st Maple Leafs point (assist) Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa. Scored 1st Maple Leafs goal and registered a (+3) rating Nov. 3 at Columbus. Collected at least 1 assist in 4-consecutive games (Nov. 20 – 27). Collected 2 assists in a game 4 times this season (Oct. 19, Oct. 22, Nov. 27, Dec. 17). Missed 16 games (Dec. 23 – Jan. 31) due to undisclosed injury. Collected 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) Mar. 6 vs. Boston. Collected 300th career NHL point (goal) Mar. 15 at Tampa Bay. Collected 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) Mar. 31 vs. Buffalo.
CAREER: 2010-11: Played 76 games for Colorado collecting 46 points (six goals, 40 assists) with 35 penalty minutes. Registered a careerhigh in assists. Ranked 1st on team in assists (tie) and blocked shots (153). Ranked 1st among team defencemen in points for 5th consecutive season. Ranked 2nd on team in average ice-time per game (22:00). Opened season with assists in each of 1st 9 games, setting a new NHL record for the longest assist streak by a defenceman to start a season. 1st NHL defenceman to record points in each of team's 1st 9 games since Doug Wilson began the 1981-82 season with a 10-game point streak. Named NHL's Second Star of the Week for the period ending Nov. 21 – in 4 games collected 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists) with a (+5) rating. Played 500th career NHL game Feb. 7 at Phoenix. Collected 200th NHL assist Feb. 23 vs. Edmonton. Missed 2 games with a leg injury (Mar. 11 – 12). Missed final 4 games of the season (Apr. 4 - 10) with a head injury.
2009-10: Played 59 games for Colorado collecting 31 points (6 goals, 25 assists) with 30 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on team among defencemen in points. Ranked 1st on team in powerplay assists (17) and 3rd in powerplay points (20). Collected two points (1 goal, 1 assist) including 200th career NHL point Oct. 1 vs. San Jose. Sustained a shoulder injury Oct. 13 at Toronto and missed 7 games. Sustained shoulder injury Nov. 6 vs. Chicago and missed 5 games. Played 400th career NHL game Nov. 23 vs. Philadelphia. Scored 2nd career overtime goal April 4 vs. San Jose. Played 6 playoff games for Colorado collecting 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
2008-09: Played 75 games for Colorado collecting 39 points (12 goals, 27 assists). Ranked 1st on team among defencemen in goals, assists and points. Ranked 1st on team in powerplay points (21). Missed 2 games due to flu (Nov. 26 - 28). Scored 50th career NHL goal Jan. 29 vs. Toronto. Sustained a wrist injury Feb. 15 at Detroit and missed 5 games. Scored 1st career overtime goal and added 2 assists Mar. 14 at Edmonton. Played 9 games for Team USA at IIHF World Championship collecting 9 points (1 goal, 8 assists). Ranked 1st on Team USA in points.
2007-08: Played 81 games for Colorado collecting 32 points (6 goals, 26 assists) with 26 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on team among defencemen in points. Collected 20 points (5 goals, 15 assists) on the powerplay. Collected 2 assists, including 100th career NHL assist Dec. 17 at Los Angeles. Played 10 playoff games for Colorado collecting 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists).
2006-07: Played 71 games for Colorado collecting 44 points (14 goals, 30 assists). Ranked 1st among defencemen on team in goals, assists and points. Became 1st NHL defenceman to score 10 or more goals in each of 1st 3 seasons since Steve Duchesne (86/87 to 88/89). Scored a career-high 8 powerplay goals. Changed sweater number from #26 to #4 Oct. 20. Collected a career-high 3 assists Oct. 29 vs. Minnesota. Sustained a broken foot injury Jan. 6 at Minnesota and missed 11 games.
2005-06: Played a career-high 82 games for Colorado collecting 49 points (14 goals, 35 assists). Registered a career-high in points. 1 of 6 Colorado players to skate in all 82 games. Played 100th career NHL game Nov. 21 vs. Calgary. Played 9 playoff games for Colorado collecting 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists). Scored 1st career playoff goal in GM #1 of WCQF Apr. 22 at Dallas. Played 6 games for Team USA at 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy collecting 2 assists with 2 penalty minutes.
2004-05: Played 17 games for Iserlohn (DEL) collecting 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) with 24 penalty minutes. Played 7 games for Team USA at IIHF World Championship.
2003-04: In rookie season played 79 games for Colorado collecting 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) with 28 penalty minutes. Named to NHL All- Rookie Team. Ranked 1st among NHL rookie defencemen in points, the most since Lubomir Visnovsky had 39 with Los Angeles in 2000-01. It was the 2nd best point total by a first-year defenceman in franchise history, trailing only Bruce Bell's 37 with the Nordiques in 1984-85. The 10 goals scored were the most by a rookie defenceman in franchise history and most among rookie defencemen in 2003-04. Collected 1st NHL point (GWG) Oct. 16 at Minnesota (Many Fernandez). Left game Mar. 23 vs. Chicago with a bruised knee, missing 3 games. Played all 11 playoff games for Colorado collecting 1 assist. Collected 1st career playoff point (assist) in GM #1 WQCF vs. Dallas. Played 2 games for Team USA at World Cup of Hockey.
2002-03: Named a Hobey Baker Award finalist in senior year at Michigan State. Named All-American. Ranked 1st on Michigan State (CCHA) with 50 points (16 goals, 34 assists) in 39 games. Played 5 games for Hershey (AHL) collecting 1 assist with 4 penalty minutes. Became 1st 2-time winner of the CCHA's Best Offensive Defenceman Award and was a CCHA First All-Star Team for the 2nd consecutive season. Finished collegiate career as the top goal scoring defenceman in school history (44).
2001-02: Played 41 games for Michigan State collecting 35 points (13 goals, 22 assists) with 18 penalty minutes. Named to CCHA First All-Star Team and was a second team All-American. Named winner of CCHA's Best Offensive Defenceman Award.
2000-01: Played 42 games for Michigan State collecting 25 points (7 goals, 18 assists) with 28 penalty minutes. Named to the CCHA Second All-Star Team as a sophomore. 1999- 2000: Played 40 games for Michigan State collecting 28 points (8 goals, 20 assists) with 26 penalty minutes.