|NUMBER:||5||BIRTHDATE:||December 10, 1982 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 3"||BIRTHPLACE:||Aliquippa, PA, United States|
|WEIGHT:||207||DRAFTED:||NYR / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||4th (127th overall)|
- Leads the club in short-handed ice time at 3:00 per game.
- Is tied for second on the Avalanche in blocked shots (107).
- Scored his first goal as a member of the Avalanche on Feb. 28 vs. Phoenix, his first tally since March 19, 2012 at San Jose with Anaheim.
- Missed seven games due to an ankle injury, Jan. 6-18.
- Was placed on IR, Jan. 10 (retroactive to Jan. 4) and activated on Jan. 21.
- Signed a two-year contract extension on Jan. 7.
- Dressed in each of the first 32 games to begin the season.
- Logged a career-high 25:01 of ice time on Dec. 6 at Calgary.
- 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.
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We were thinking about Rich back home, but I thought we did a great job getting mentally ready for this game. We're still in a big playoff push and we found a way to get two points. It's not easy. It hit our guys pretty good [Monday] night. We did a great job as a group.