|NUMBER:||17||BIRTHDATE:||May 1, 1984 (AGE 29)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Calgary, AB, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||187||DRAFTED:||OTT / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (29th overall)|
CAREER: Earned All-America and All-Conference First Team honors with Boston College (Hockey East) in 2005… Selected as a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 2005… Won a gold medal representing the United States at the 2004 IIHF World Junior Championships… Signed a three-year deal with DET on 7/2/11… Has 15 career multi-point games.
2013 Playoffs: Averaging10:00 TOI in 8 postseason games played
2012-13: Skated in 34 games for DET...Averaged 10:34 TOI per game...Registered two points (1-1-2) over the last three games of the season
PERSONAL: Hockey hero: Pat LaFontaine... Favorite musical artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers... Favorite food: Five Guys cheeseburgers... Favorite sports besides hockey: table tennis