Is Devils' ironman; has appeared in career-high 228 straight games since Mar. 6, 12 Notched 1a Apr. 3 vs. Mtl...Recorded points in a season-high four straight games Feb. 28-Mar. 8 (1g-4a-5pts)...Posted 2a Mar. 8 vs. Phi...Scored GWG Feb. 28 at CBJ...Appeared in 500th NHL game Nov. 28 vs. Det...Had points in back-to-back games twice: Mar. 12-14 (1g-1a-2pts) & Nov. 10-11 (2a)...Signed contract extension Jul. 30 2013-14: Named team s Unsung Hero for 2nd time ( 09-10) Appeared in 400th NHL game Oct. 11 at Cgy.; reached 100a mark Nov. 8 at Tor Finished 2nd on team among d'men with 8g-24a-32pts; 8g were a career-high Recorded career-high 3g-10a-13pts on PP...Registered career-high 134 shots Scored two OT goals: Mar. 20 vs. Min. and Dec. 21 at Wsh.; is just 3rd d man in team history (S. Niedermayer, 4, 01-02 & 2, 02-03; & J. Oduya, 2, 08-09) to record two-or-more OT goals in a season...Tied career-high with 1g-2a-3pts Dec. 21 at Wsh. & with points in five straight Nov. 23-30 (1g-5a-6pts).
CCHA All-Rookie Team (2003) CCHA First All-Star Team (2004, 2005, 2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2005) NCAA West First All-American Team (2006)
Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, April 4, 2006.