CAREER: Claimed off waivers by LA 10/13/08… Acquired by Colorado, along with T. Preissing and LA's 2010 5th-round choice, in exchange for R. Smyth 7/3/09…. Traded from COL to TBL on 2/21/12 (for F Steve Downie) then immediately dealt to DET in exchange for D S. Piché and a 2012 1st-round pick... Represented Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Championships
2013 Playoffs: Has registered 8 hits and 6 blocked shots in the postseason
2012-13: Appeared in 36 games...Missed 11 games due to injury...Averaged 19:13 TOI per game
PERSONAL: Co-founder of House9 Hockey Foundation which benefits youth hockey players... Part owner of Boardworks Canada which specializes in wakeboards, surfboards and padleboards... Hockey idol: Bill Berg
OHL Second All-Star Team (2005)
Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles from Detroit, October 13, 2008. Traded to Colorado by Los Angeles with Tom Preissing and Los Angeles' 5th round choice (Luke Walker) in 2010 Entry Draft for Ryan Smyth, July 3, 2009. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to shoulder injury at Atlanta, December 10, 2010. Traded to Tampa Bay by Colorado for Steve Downie, February 21, 2012. Traded to Detroit by Tampa Bay for Sebastien Piche and Detroit's 1st round choice (Andrei Vasilevski) in 2012 Entry Draft, February 21, 2012.