|NUMBER:||25||BIRTHDATE:||March 17, 1988 (AGE 26)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Brandon, MB, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||201||DRAFTED:||MTL / 2006 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||3rd (66th overall)|
Had 3 hits and won 86% of his face-offs (6 out of 7) on Oct. 5 vs. PHI… Recorded 3 shots on Oct. 9 at CGY… Won 8 of his 9 face-offs (89%) on Oct. 12 at VAN… Totaled 3 shots on Oct. 15 at WPG… Served 5 hits and won 83% of his face-offs (10 out of 12) on Oct. 22 vs. EDM… Played his 100th career game in the NHL on Oct. 29 vs. DAL… Recorded 1 assist, 4 hits and a +1 differential on Nov. 22 at WSH… Totaled 1 assist and a +1 differential on Dec. 7 vs. BUF… Tallied 6 hits on Dec. 10 vs. LAK… Returned to action on Feb. 4 vs. CGY, recording 6 shots and being named the 3rd star of the game, after missing 14 games due to a shoulder injury suffered on Jan. 2at DAL… Scored his 1st goal of the season and was named the 3rd star of the game on Feb. 6 vs. VAN… Tied a personal-high with 2 points (1-1-2) on Feb. 8 at CAR… Totaled 3 shots and 4 hits on March 25 vs. BUF…
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I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.