On leave of absence from Albany (AHL) announced Jan. 24...Is in his 3rd pro season; made 2010-11 NHL debut Nov. 29 at Ana…Recalled from Albany (AHL) Thu.; stats showed 2a & 6 PIM in 6 AHL appearances…2009-10: Completed campaign 3rd among Lowell (AHL) defensemen with 8g-23a-31pts…Recorded 1st NHL point with 1a Nov. 21 at Dal.; made his NHL/Devils' debut Nov. 19 at Nsh…Was 1st among Lowell d’men with 5g-10a-15pts at time of recall…Named AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 15, ‘09; had 2g-5a-7pts & +6 rating in 3 games…Spent 3 seasons at Alaska-Fairbanks (CCHA); was named to the conference All-Rookie Team in 2006 & WCHA 1st All-Star Team/NCAA West 1st All-American Team in 2008…Spent 2 seasons with S. Surrey (BCJHL); teammates included Trenton Devils defenseman T. Miller.
CCHA All-Rookie Team (2006) CCHA First All-Star Team (2008) NCAA West First All-American Team (2008)
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 4, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 10, 2012.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis