|NUMBER:||40||BIRTHDATE:||May 13, 1986 (AGE 27)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 3"||BIRTHPLACE:||Charlotte, NC, United States|
|WEIGHT:||214||DRAFTED:||CBJ / 2005 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||4th (101st overall)|
Career: Has finished in the Top 10 in fighting majors in each of his 6 NHL seasons: 2012-13, 12 (T-5th); 2011-12, 18 (T-4th); 2010-11, 24 (3rd); 2009-10, 21 (T-6th); 2008-09, 24 (2nd); 2007-08, 28 (1st)… Made NHL debut on 10/5/07 vs. ANA… Scored 1st career NHL goal on 10/10/07 vs. PHX (opposing G: D. Aebischer)… Won OHL title with Plymouth in '07.
2013-14: Skated in 400th career NHL game on 11/5 vs. OTT... Has dropped the gloves with L. Gazdic (11/19 at EDM), B. Prust (11/15 vs. MTL), C. Neil & M. Kassian (11/5 vs. OTT), S. Thornton (10/12 vs. BOS) and P. Kaleta (10/10 at BUF).
2012-13: Finished T-5th in the NHL in fighting majors (12) and 9th in PIM (100), leading CBJ in both categories... Finished 4th on CBJ in hits (80)... Recorded 4th career multi-point game on 2/16 at PHX (1G-1A-2P)... Tallied 5GP-2G-1A-3P-31PIM with Turun Toverit (Finland) during work stoppage.
Personal: Nickname: 'Boller'... Favorite player growing up: Steve Yzerman... Favorite TV shows: Suits and Breaking Bad.
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Very happy that old guy finally scored. It was great. You see the excitement on his face. I remember when I scored my first goal and it's just such a great feeling. Anytime you can help contribute to a team win it's a lot of fun.