|NUMBER:||5||BIRTHDATE:||December 10, 1982 (AGE 30)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 3"||BIRTHPLACE:||Aliquippa, PA, United States|
|WEIGHT:||207||DRAFTED:||NYR / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||4th (127th overall)|
- Leads the Avalanche in blocked shots (64).
- Recorded a club season-high seven blocked shots on Oct. 12 at Washington.
- Made his Avalanche debut in the season opener on Oct. 2 vs. Anaheim.
- It was his first NHL contest since March 21, 2012 when he was a member of the Ducks.
- Has played for five NHL teams, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Anaheim and now Colorado.
- Spent the 2012-13 season with the Norfolk Admirals (AHL), where he finished second among team defensemen with 24 points (4g/20a).
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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.