2009-10: Saw action in 78 games for Dallas’ top minor-league affiliate, the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, posting nine goals and
2010 PLAYOFFS: Played 21 AHL postseason contests for Texas ... Chipped in five goals and 16 points to help the Stars earn a berth in the Calder Cup Final.
PRO CAREER: Played 135 career NHL games during stops in Dallas, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Nashville ... Totaled 38 points on 12 goals and 26 assists ... Made NHL debut with Predators in 2003-04 season ... Played first game Oct. 17, 2003 vs. Columbus ... Scored first goal Jan. 8, 2004 against Colorado ... Won the AHL’s Calder Cup championship with Milwaukee in 2004 after posting 16 points (5+11) in 22 games ... Served as captain for the AHL’s Hartford Wolfpack in 2007-08 ... Notched 18 goals, 46 assists and 64 points with Hartford, and won the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s defenseman of the year; His 46 assists and 64 points were the most in the league by a blueliner, while his 18 goals ranked third ... Drafted by Nashville in the second round (54th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
INTERNATIONAL: Represented the United States at the 2007 World Championships in Russia ... Tallied three goals and four points in seven contests.
COLLEGE: Played for Michigan State University for four seasons ... Totaled 78 points (19+59) in 160 career NCAA games ... Named Second-Team All-American in 2002, and was a two-time selection to the CCHA Second All-Star Team (2001, 2002) ... Selected as CCHA’s best defenseman in 2000-01 season.
PERSONAL: Favorite band - Pearl Jam ... Favorite TV show is 24 ... Favorite non-hockey sports team is the Detroit Tigers (MLB) ... Favorite meal is steak ... He and his wife, Andrea, have one son, Cole, and one daughter, Avery.