- Had a career-high three-point game in his Islanders debut in the season opener on Oct. 10 at Carolina
- Opened the season with a three-game point streak (2g/4a) from Oct. 10-14
- Suffered a lower-body injury on Nov. 6 at Los Angeles and missed one game
-Suffered an upper-body injury on Nov. 26 and missed nine games
AHL First All-Star Team (2009) Eddie Shore Award (AHL Outstanding Defenseman) (2009)
Traded to Boston by Colorado for Matt Hendricks, June 24, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), November 16, 2012.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic