|NUMBER:||17||BIRTHDATE:||April 29, 1986 (AGE 27)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Anchorage, AK, United States|
|WEIGHT:||216||DRAFTED:||NYR / 2004 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||2nd (60th overall)|
Career: Led Team USA in scoring at 2010 IIHF World Championships (6GP-3G-7A-10P)… Named MVP of 2008 NHL YoungStars Game after tallying 2G-1A-3P in a 7-6 win for Team East… Finished 7th in NHL rookie scoring race in 2007-08 (82GP-14G-26A-40P)… Registered 1st career Gordie Howe Hat Trick (1G-1A, fight vs. M. Komisarek) on 2/19/08 at MTL… Scored 1st career NHL goal on 11/8/07 vs. PIT (opposing goalie: M-A Fleury)… Made NHL debut on 3/8/07 at NYI... Spent 4 seasons with WHL's Portland Winterhawks (2002-06), tallying 234GP-82G-148A-230P... Named 2nd Team WHL All-Star in 2005-06.
2013-14: Recorded career-high 4P (1G-3A) on 12/10 vs. NJD... Has registered 9 multipoint games (now has 63 in his career).
2012-13: Led CBJ in points-per-game (0.69) and finished T-1st on the team in assists (18)... Recorded 1G-10A-11P in final 10 appearances of the season... Finished 5th in the NHL in FO% (58.3).
Personal: Nickname is ‘Dubi’… Favorite player growing up was Adam Graves... Favorite NFL team: the Chiefs.
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.