|NUMBER:||7||BIRTHDATE:||January 13, 1987 (AGE 27)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Indianapolis, IN, United States|
|WEIGHT:||238||DRAFTED:||CAR / 2005 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (3rd overall)|
Career: Member of Team USA at the IIHF World Championships in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 (Team Captain), World Jr. Championships in 2007 (Bronze) & 2006, World U18 Championships in 2005 (Gold) & '04 (Silver) and the 2010 Winter Olympics (Silver), totaling 16G-16A-32P in 69 career int'l appearances... Spent 2 seasons (2005-07) at the University of Michigan (74GP-26G-45A-71P-236PIM)… Named CCHA 1st Team All-Star and conference’s Best Offensive D in 2007.
2013-14: Led all CBJ D with 4 PPG... Led CBJ in blocked shots (128) and TOI/game (24:40)... Finished 2nd among CBJ D in points (33), assists (28), goals (5-T)... Matched career-high with 3A and registered 30th career multipoint game on 3/1 vs. FLA.
2012-13: Finished 5th in the NHL in TOI/game (25:58)... Led all CBJ D in PPP (8), SOG (96), hits (66) and blocked shots (90)... Broke his own CBJ record for TOI in a regulation game on 2/2 vs. DET (34:59).
Personal: Nickname: ‘JJ’… Favorite defenseman growing up was Chris Chelios.
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Right now I'm just happy to be back and get through this season and make sure I do my job. I've never had an issue with having to prove myself again and I'll try to do it again. We'll see where it takes me.