2012-13: Recorded his 7th career hat trick on April 15 vs. MTL… Reached 1300 career penalty minutes on March 5 at NYR… recorded two goals on March 28 vs NYI… returned to action on Feb. 23 vs. WPG after missing 16 games (4 weeks, 3 days) with a broken first metatarsal in his left foot sustained Jan. 22 at NJD, the third game of the season.
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012)
Signed as a free agent by Oslo (Norway), October 21, 2004. Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville with Kimmo Timmonen for Nashville's 1st round choice (previously acquired, Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 18, 2007.
We don't have any excuses tonight. Excuses are for losers. We've played with five defensemen before and it didn't affect us. We just had a bad second period and it cost us the game. We have to look in the mirror and blame ourselves.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on his team's play with the loss of defenseman Johnny Boychuk