|NUMBER:||26||BIRTHDATE:||August 31, 1986 (AGE 28)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 5"||BIRTHPLACE:||Plymouth, MN, United States|
|WEIGHT:||225||DRAFTED:||PHX / 2004 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (5th overall)|
He's a strong kid. He's a competitive kid, and certainly not afraid to go into the corners. He's got the skating ability to escape and help us execute in certain situations, but he's got that competitive nature that's a huge part of it too, especially against a team like this.