Dedicated and persistent player broke into NHL at age 28. Played first full season at NHL level in 2010-11.
Voted by Pittsburgh Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association as the team’s representative for the NHL Bill Masterton Award - the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey in 2010-11.
Scored 1st NHL goal Nov. 12, 2010 vs. Tampa Bay.
1st NHL game Nov. 10, 2009 at Boston.
Played for Lowell, Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, and Las Vegas, South Carolina and Reading of the ECHL.
Member of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 2008 team that appeared in the Calder Cup Final.
Durable blueliner played in 100 straight AHL regular-season games for WBS. His streak was broken due to a call-up to Pittsburgh.
Originally drafted by New Jersey in the 6th round (194th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Played 5 seasons with Moose Jaw of the Western Hockey League from 1998-2003.