2008-09: Appeared in his second NHL season, split with Anaheim and Vancouver…set career highs in goals (2), assists (2) and points (4)…both goals scored were game-winners, including Apr. 4 @ SJ (W, 5-2) and Feb. 24 @ BUF (W, 3-2)…collected his first assist as a Duck and a +1 rating in a 6-2 Anaheim victory, Mar. 22 vs. PHX…established a career high with 17:59 TOI, Mar. 8 vs. MIN…scored his first goal as a Duck (Lalime) and second of his career, Feb. 24 @ BUF...marked his first career GWG in the 3-2 Anaheim victory…made his Ducks debut on Feb. 5 @ NSH, going scoreless on two shots in 11:38 TOI…was acquired from Vancouver in exchange for defenseman Nathan McIver, Feb. 4…was tied for second among Canucks in PIM (85) at the time of the trade…set a career high with 17 PIM on Dec. 17 vs. EDM and matched it with Anaheim on Feb. 26 @ BOS…collected his first point of the season (assist) and second of his career, Nov. 27 vs. CGY…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 13 playoff games with Anaheim, collecting 0-2=2 points…picked up his second career postseason assist in Anaheim’s 4-1, series-clinching victory in Game 6 of the CQF, Apr. 27 vs. SJ…made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in Game 1 of the CQF on Apr. 16 @ SJ, earning his first assist on Anaheim's second goal in a 2-0 Ducks victory.
CAREER: Signed a two-year contract extension through 2010-11, June 8, 2009…2007-08: Appeared in his first NHL season, collecting 1-0=1 point in 19 games with Vancouver…made his NHL debut in a 4-2 Canucks victory, playing 7:10 on Nov. 21 vs. MIN…scored his first career NHL goal against Niklas Backstrom in a 2-1 Vancouver loss, Dec. 2 @ MIN…was a plus-or-even in 16 of his 19 appearances with the Canucks (+1)…spent the rest of the season with Manitoba (AHL), appearing in 54 games…led Manitoba with a career-high 201 PIM…also notched a personal-best 10 goals…scored a career-high two goals (2-0=2) to help lead the Moose to a 5-0 victory, Mar. 15 @ Hershey…posted a season-high three-game point streak (2-1=3), Apr. 4-11…appeared in six Calder Cup Playoff games with Manitoba, scoring 2-0=2 points with 11 PIM…2006-07: Spent his second professional season with Manitoba…led the team with 194 PIM…2005-06: Began his professional career with Manitoba…set career highs in assists (8), points (15) and appearances (73)…ranked fourth on the Moose in PIM (130) and tied for fourth in appearances…recorded a season-high four-game point streak (3-1=4) from Nov. 26-30, including goals in a season-best three straight games (3-0=3) from Nov. 26-29…Miscellaneous: Played two seasons with the University of Michigan (CCHA), scoring 11-10=21 points with 146 PIM in 77 games from 2003-05…began his amateur career with the U.S. National Under-18 team, collecting 5-14=19 points with 85 PIM from 2001-03.
PERSONAL: Graduated from Huron High School (Ann Arbor, MI) in 2003…attended the University of Michigan for two years…while growing up, his dad sold motorcycles to members of the Chicago Blackhawks and became friends with several players…enjoys to cook, most notably healthy dishes…one of his favorite meals is sushi…plays golf in the offseason, citing Tiger Woods as his favorite athlete outside of hockey…his favorite TV channel is FOX and top show is “Family Guy”…he and wife Katarina once tried cross country skiing in Whistler, as both discovered “it’s harder than we thought.”