CAREER: In the 2nd season of a 2-year contract...Claimed off waivers from DET by LA, 10/13/08...Traded from LA with Tom Preissing and a 5th round pick in 2010 (Luke Walker) to COL for Ryan Smyth, 7/3/09...Traded from COL to TB for Steve Downie and then traded from TB to DET for Sebastien Piche and a 1st round pick in 2012 (Andrei Vasilevski)...Represented Canada at the 2012 WC.
2013-14: Tallied his 1st goal of the season on 12/12 at TB...Had points in 3 of 4 games, 12/28-1/4...Has one fighting major: 1/9 at SJ (Tyler Kennedy).
2012-13: Appeared in 36 games...Ranked second on the team with 46 blocked shots and fourth with a +7 rating...Missed 11 games with a fractured cheekbone.
OTHER: Recorded 103 points (35-68-103) in 189 OHL games with the London Knights and Mississauga IceDogs from 2002-05...Co-founder of House9 Hockey Foundation which benefits youth hockey players... Part owner of Boardworks Canada which specializes in wakeboards, surfboards and paddleboards.
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. Signed as a free agent by Denver (CHL), October 12, 2012.