|BIRTHPLACE:||Strasbourg, SK, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||MIN: 2000-33 overall|
|Signed as a free agent by Kassel (Germany), September 24, 2004. Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota for Tom Gilbert, February 27, 2012.|
Finished the season appearing in all 82 games (20 with Edmonton) collecting 7 points (1G, 6A) and 40 PIM...was 2nd on team in blocked shots (161)...was ranked first on the Wild’s all-time games played list and 5th in games played among NHL defensemen since 2002-03 season...skated in 700th career game and logged season-high 23:31 on Nov. 17 vs. COL...played in his 1st game with Edmonton and had an assist in 19:45 of ice time...collected an assist on Mar. 5 @ ANA.
Totaled 17 points (3-14=17) and 38 PIM in 74 games... Ranked second on team with 132 blocked shots...Notched 100th career assist and season- high 25:25 of ice time vs. CBJ (3/19)...Recorded season-high three shots vs. COL (2/9)... Tallied two assists at DET (11/19) (fourth career two assist game)...Registered first goal of season vs. LA (10/25)...Missed three games with head injury (12/20-12/26), final five games with post concussion symptoms (4/2-4/10).
Tallied career-highs in points (20), assists (19), PIM (43-tied) and shots (83) in 80 games...Finished second on the Wild and T-12th in NHL with 158 blocked shots...Tallied two assists at VAN (4/4)...Collected 17th point of season at PHI (3/25) to set new career high...Became first Wild player to skate in 600 games vs. SJ (3/23)...Registered 14th assist of season vs. FLA (3/9) to set new career high...Tied career high with four shots at SJ (1/30)...Notched 100th career point (assist) vs. PIT (1/11)...Tied career-high with two assists vs. CGY (1/6)...Tallied an assist in three straight games to tie career high (12/17-12/21)...Recorded lone goal of season and third PPG of career at LA (10/8)...Missed two games with leg injury (4/5, 4/8).
Notched 11 points (2-9=11) and 31 PIM in 79 games...Scored two goals for fourth straight season...Led team with 152 blocked shots and finished third with 78 hits...Skated to even or better rating in 51-of-79 games...Notched assist, five hits and four blocked shots vs. CGY (4/3)...Recorded game-tying goal with 1:46 remaining vs. COL (3/17)...Registered assist and season-high +3 at ANA (3/8)...Became first Wild player to play in 500 games vs. EDM (2/8)...Tied career high with three-game point streak (1-2=3, 12/19-12/23)...Logged season-high 25:57 in ice time at PIT (11/18)...Missed final three games of season with head injury suffered at DET (4/5).
Scored 15 points (2-13=15) in 81 games... Led team in blocked shots (147) and finished second in hits (101)...Recorded minus rating just once in final 18 games, going +10 in that span... Named January (second youngest in franchise history) and February team captain...Recorded first goal of season vs. ANA (1/18) ending 116-game streak without goal...Logged season-high 25:38 of ice time and registered four hits vs. COL (3/30)... Missed only second game of career due to injury/illness with flu- like symptoms (later diagnosed as appendicitis) (4/6), snapping streak of 177 consecutive games played...Underwent appendectomy and missed first five games of Western Conference Quarterfinal vs. COL.
Became the first Wild defenseman in franchise history to appear in all 82 games and one of four Wild players to appear in all 82 games...Led team with 141 blocked shots and ranked third on team with 88 hits...Posted a career-high +4 rating in season finale vs. STL (4/7)...Posted an assist in 4-1 Game 4 Western Conference Quarterfinal victory vs. ANA (4/17).
Notched 12 assists and added two goals for 14 points to go along with a career-high 43 PIM...Led the Wild with 129 blocked shots... Logged a season-high 26:55 TOI at CBJ (10/28)... Tallied four assists in five games (1/24- 1/31)...Notched a goal and an assist for first multi-point game of the season and second of career vs. COL (3/5)...Picked up then-career-high 12th assist on the Wild’s final goal of the season at DAL (4/15).
Finished sixth on Kassel in scoring with 22 points (7- 15 = 22).
Recorded a career-high six goals and +12 rating...Added ten assists and 72 shots...Ranked tied for first on the club in plus/minus and ranked second among team defensemen in goals...Posted first career multi-point game with a goal and assist vs. CHI (1/7).
Ranked first on the team with a +11 rating...Participated in the NHL YoungStars game during All- Star Weekend...Tallied his first goal of the season (GWG) vs. ANA (12/31)...Tied for the team playoff lead with a plus/minus rating of +5...Picked up his first career playoff point with an assist in Game 7 Western Conference Semifinal win at VAN (5/8).
Made NHL debut vs. EDM (10/14)...Posted first career point and assist vs. CAR (10/24)...Scored first NHL goal (GWG) and posted +3 rating vs. FLA (11/29)...Missed one game with shoulder contusion (2/6)...Left Wild to compete with Team Canada in World Junior Championship in Czech Republic (12/14-1/6)...Joined Houston (AHL) at conclusion of NHL season to participate in AHL playoffs.
Made professional hockey debut and skated in four games with Cleveland (IHL)...Served as team captain and registered 47 points (17-30=47) for Prince Albert (WHL)...Ranked third on team in assists, tied for fourth in goals and fifth in total points...Named to WHL’s Eastern Conference All-Star team and earned Prince Albert’s Player of the Year and MVP awards.
Appeared in all nine games as Canada claimed gold medal at the 2007 World Championship...Helped Team Canada to the gold medal at 2004 World Championship, registering one assist and a +2 rating in nine games...Played in seven games for Canada in the 2002 World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic, recorded two assists and helped Team Canada capture the silver medal... Played in all seven games for Team Canada in World Junior Championship in Russia in 2000 and did not score.