|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)|
- Had a game-high eight hits in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut on April 17 vs. Minnesota.
- It was the most hits by an Avalanche player in a postseason game since Rob Blake had nine on May 9, 2006 vs. Anaheim.
2013-14 REGULAR SEASON
- Appeared in 68 games during his first full NHL season, tallying nine points (1g/8a) with a +3 plus/minus rating.
- Finished third on the Avalanche in blocked shots (128).
- Ranked second on the club in short-handed ice time at 2:48 per game.
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I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.