|NUMBER:||18||BIRTHDATE:||March 4, 1985 (AGE 29)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Eau Claire, WI, United States|
|WEIGHT:||200||DRAFTED:||CHI / 2004 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||5th (140th overall)|
Made Wild debut vs. LA (4/23) and skated 7:36...Recorded nine points (4-5=9) and 34 PIM in 37 games with Houston this season...Added one assist and four PIM in four playoff games with Aeros.
Recorded seven points (2-5=7) and 53 PIM in 52 games with Dallas in 2011-12...Set career-highs with Chicago in 2010-11 skating in 79 games and tallied 21 points, 63 PIM and 107 hits...Won national championship with University of Wisconsin in 2006 with teammate Tom Gilbert.
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.