|BIRTHPLACE:||Brock, SK, CAN|
|Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 15, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Quad City (UHL), August 24, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 3, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Florida, September 30, 2008. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to facial injury and as a healthy reserve. Claimed on waivers by Florida from Edmonton, November 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 2, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 12, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve.|
|Rugged, tough winger plays with a physical edge.
Played 78 NHL games in his career with Edmonton and Florida, collecting 157 penalty minutes.
Posted 93 penalty minutes in 34 games with Edmonton in 2010-11.
List of NHL firsts: game (Oct. 15, 2008 at Anaheim); goal (Jan. 13, 2009 at Washington); assist (March 30, 2010 at Buffalo).
Originally signed with NY Rangers as an undrafted free agent in 2003.
Has played for Hartford, Providence and Rochester of the American Hockey League.
Totaled 506 penalty minutes in 126 career AHL games.
Played 4 junior seasons split between Saskatoon, Red Deer, Prince Albert and Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League from 1998-01.
Posted 362 penalty minutes and five points (4G-1A) in 127 career junior contests.
Signed through 2011-12 season.