2008-09: Split his eighth NHL season with Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Florida…combined for 5-21=26 points with 50 PIM in 71 games with the three clubs…set career highs in assists, points and appearances, and matched a career best in goals…finished the season with the Panthers, scoring one goal (1-0=1) in nine games…was acquired from Tampa Bay in exchange for Noah Welch, Mar. 9…spent the majority of the season with the Lightning, leading team defensemen in scoring (4-19=23) and assists while ranking second in goals…posted four multiple-point games with Tampa Bay, including a pair of three-point contests on Dec. 26 @ FLA (1-2=3) and Nov. 18 vs. FLA (1-2=3)…appeared in 12 games with the Flyers prior to being obtained by the Lightning with Steve Downie and a fourth-round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Matt Carle and a third-round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Nov. 7.
CAREER: Signed a two-year contract through the 2010-11 NHL season, Sept. 4, 2009…2007-08: Scored his first career NHL playoff goal in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Apr. 17 @ PHI…posted 0-2=2 points with 8 PIM in 20 games with Washington…appeared in his 200th career NHL game, Jan. 24 vs. TOR…missed the first 14 games of the season due to an ankle injury, Oct. 5-Nov. 5…2006-07: Set then career highs in assists (16) and appearances (68) with Washington…finished second among Capitals defensemen in scoring (1-16=17) and assists…2005-06: Set career highs for goals (5) and points (18) in a season with Washington…missed 16 games due to a lower body injury, Jan. 16-Mar. 4…scored his first career NHL goal, Oct. 10 vs. NYR…2004-05: Registered 3-17=20 points with 40 PIM in 62 games with Portland, Washington’s AHL affiliate…2003-04: Split the season with Washington and Portland…recorded 0-4=4 points in 41 games with the Capitals and 0-4=4 points in 41 games with Portland…2002-03: Split the season between Washington and the Kitchener Rangers (OHL)…earned 0-2=2 points in 17 games for the Capitals…earned his first career NHL point (assist), Nov. 26 @ TOR…made his NHL debut, Oct. 11 vs. NSH…registered 2-27=29 points with 40 PIM in 23 for Kitchener…recorded 3-8=11 points with 44 PIM in 21 playoff games with the Rangers…was named to the OHL Second All-Star team…was named to the Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star team as a member of Memorial Cup champion Rangers…2001-02: Was named to the OHL Second All-Star team after recording 19-39=58 points and 93 PIM in 64 games for Kitchener…was tied for third on the Rangers in points…Miscellaneous: Played four seasons with the Kitchener Rangers from 1999-03, recording 29-106=135 points and 273 PIM in 191 games…won silver with the Canadian National Team at the 2003 World Junior Championships…won gold with the Canadian National Under-18 Team at the 2000 Four Nations Tournament.
PERSONAL: Resides in Woodbridge, Ontario during the offseason…was recently engaged to fiancée, Lindsay…cites attending the annual Calgary Stampede as one of favorite activities this past summer…graduated from Eastwood Collegiate School in Kitchener, Ontario in 2002…enjoys playing golf during the offseason…admired Wendell Clark and Doug Gilmour of the Toronto Maple Leafs growing up…his first job was a hockey instructor in Toronto…loves watching episodes of “Family Guy” on television…lists his favorite athlete outside the sport of hockey as Tiger Woods.