|NUMBER:||79||BIRTHDATE:||February 10, 1986|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Fridley, MN, United States|
*Scored first NHL goal vs. EDM (12/29)
*Made NHL debut vs. NYI (12/17) and skated 15:38 and collected team-high six shots
*Has 12 shots in 5 games played
*Has missed 18 games with an upper-body injury sustained 12/29
*Collected 10 points (4-6=10), 13 PIM and +8 rating in 26 games with Houston this season
*Never missed a game during his four-year career at Miami (Ohio) University, totaling 137 points (47-90=137) in 169 contests and helped lead the RedHawks to the NCAA Frozen Four in each of his last two seasons.
*Led Miami with 18 goals, 45 points and a +27 rating in 44 games during his senior campaign
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.