|2011-12: Split his fourth NHL season with Minnesota and Montreal…scored one goal (1-0=1) with 121 PIM in 62 games with the Wild and Canadiens…began the season with Minnesota, going scoreless with 73 PIM in 43 games…was claimed off waivers by Montreal, Feb. 27…appeared in 19 games with the Canadiens, collecting his first goal in a 4-1 season-finale win on Apr. 7 vs. TOR…logged a season-high 10:40 TOI in the 4-1 victory...was charged with a season-high 17 PIM in his Montreal debut, Feb. 28 @ TB.
CAREER: Signed by Anaheim as a free agent, July 1, 2012…claimed off waivers by Montreal, Feb. 27, 2012…acquired by Minnesota from San Jose in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Jun. 21, 2010…signed by San Jose as an undrafted free agent, Sep. 19, 2005…2010-11: Appeared in his third NHL season, his first with Minnesota…played 71 games, earning 4-5=9 points with 173 PIM…established career highs in goals, assists, points, games and PIM…ranked ninth in the NHL in PIM and tied for 10th with 15 majors…the 173 PIM was the fourth highest in Wild history…ranked tied for fourth on team in hits (133)…recorded his first career multi-point game (1-1=2) and set a career high in shots (5), Apr. 3 @ DET…collected his third career GWG in a 4-2 win, Mar. 31 vs. EDM…collected an assist on Mar. 6 vs. BUF to set new career high for assists in a season with four…was charged with a career-high 19 PIM, Jan. 18 @ EDM…appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 20 vs. NYR…2009-10: Appeared in his second NHL season with San Jose, scoring 3-3=6 points with 110 PIM in 47 games…ranker d second on the Sharks in PIM…recorded his first career power play point with an assist, Jan. 18 vs. CGY…tallied his first career GWG, Nov. 1, 2009 @ CAR…missed 19 games due to a facial injury, Nov. 17-Dec. 31…2008-09: Made his NHL debut with San Jose, collecting 1-2=3 points with 76 PIM in 35 games…ranked third on San Jose in PIM…logged a career-high 13:25 TOI, Mar. 22 vs. COL…scored his first career NHL goal, Jan. 9 vs. EDM…registered his first career NHL point (assist), Nov. 17 @ NSH…made NHL debut and picked up a fighting major in his first shift (Nathan McIver), Oct. 17 @ ANA…also appeared in 38 games for Worcester (AHL), earning 0-5=5 points with 130 PIM…added two assists (0-2=2) and 15 PIM in 10 Calder Cup Playoff games…2007-08: Appeared in his third professional season, his second with Worcester…scored 6-14=20 points with 195 PIM in 73 games…set professional career highs in goals, assists and points…ranked second on Worcester in PIM…2006-07: Appeared in his second professional season with Worcester, netting 1-4=5 points with 137 PIM in 51 games…scored his first professional goal, Jan. 24 vs. Houston…made his Calder Cup Playoffs debut in 2007, appearing in five games…2005-06: Made his professional debut with Cleveland (AHL), scoring 0-6=6 points with 245 PIM in 71 games…ranked fourth among league rookies in PIM…registered his first professional point with an assist, Nov. 3 vs. Rochester…made his professional debut on Oct. 8 vs. Rochester…Miscellaneous: Appeared in 236 career OHL games with Sault-Ste. Marie and Ottawa from 2001-05, scoring 15-46=61 points with 230 PIM…co-led OHL defensemen in playoff scoring (6-14=20), ranked second overall in PIM (70) and third in plus/minus (+14) in 2005…finished tied for ninth among league leaders in PIM (181), while setting OHL career highs in goals (7), assists (19), and points (26) in 2004- 05 with Sault Ste. Marie and Ottawa.
PERSONAL: Resides in Sarnia, Ontario during the offseason…lists boating, fishing, golfing and reading as his favorite hobbies…first job was as a pizza deliveryman…would be an entrepreneur if not playing hockey…listens to hip hop music before games…favorite food is barbecue steak with goat cheese…lists “Seinfeld” as his favorite television show and water sports as his favorite sports other than hockey.