-Scored fifth career game-winning goal on Mar. 21 vs. WSH (3-0 W)
-Led Jets in blocked shots (142)
-Played 500th career game on Oct. 12 at LAK...
-Led the Jets in four statistical categories in 2013-14: plus/minus (+11), hits (229), blocked shots (160), and penalty minutes (101)...
-Named Jets assistant captain to begin the 2011-12 season
-Captained USA to their first-ever gold medal at the World Junior Championship in 2004
CAREER STATS WITH FRANCHISE (ATL/WPG)
*46 points (10G, 36A) in 284 games
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2003) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2005) NCAA West First All-American Team (2005)
Traded to Atlanta by Boston with Blake Wheeler for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik, February 18, 2011. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Florida (ECHL), December 11, 2012.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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