|BIRTHPLACE:||Philadelphia, PA, USA|
|DRAFTED:||ANA: 2007-42 overall|
|Traded to Pittsburgh by Anaheim with Chris Kunitz for Ryan Whitney, February 26, 2009.|
|Big, strong power forward plays physical and provides a net-front presence.
Nickname - “Tango”
Has appeared in 16 career NHL games, all with Pittsburgh.
Split 2010-11 season between Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Missed 16 regular-season games due to a concussion from Feb. 13-March 21.
Appeared in 1st career NHL postseason game April 20, 2011 at Tampa Bay (Game 4).
Recorded 1st NHL point (assist) Oct. 11, 2010 at New Jersey and 1st goal Oct. 15, 2010 vs. NY Islanders.
Made NHL debut April 11, 2010 at NY Islanders (only game he played in 2009-10 season).
Played 2 seasons with WBS from 2009-11.
Led WBS with 8 power-play goals in 2009-10.
Originally drafted by Anaheim in 2nd round (42nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Played 3 seasons with Belleville of the Ontario Hockey League from 2006-09.
Finished 8th in scoring in OHL with 88 points in 2008-09.
Native of Philadelphia, home of the Penguins’ cross-state and Atlantic Division rival Flyers.
Signed through 2011-12 season.