2009-10 Regular Season: Appeared in his third NHL season with Anaheim, earning 4-5=9 points with 31 PIM in 38 games…tied his career high in goals and points while setting a personal best in shooting percentage (10.5)…concluded the regular season with points in four of his last six games (2-3=5), including a career-tying two goals (2-0=2) and a career-best +3 mark in Anaheim’s season finale on Apr. 11 vs. EDM…set a career high in TOI (19:16) in the Ducks’ final road game of 2009-10, Apr. 9 @ STL…picked up a season-high nine PIM in his 100th career NHL game, Jan. 14 @ LA…was sidelined for 22 games with a fractured right foot, Nov. 13-Dec. 26…established a career high for assists (0-2=2) and matched a personal best for points in a game, Oct. 30 vs. VAN…missed three games with a foot bruise, Oct. 21-26…scored his first goal of the season and third career GWG in a 3-2 victory, Oct. 14 vs. MIN.
2008-09: Appeared in his second NHL season with Anaheim…set career highs for assists, points, PIM and games played…was a plus-or-even in 39 of his 48 appearances finishing a +3 on the season…set a career high for TOI with 17:57, Feb. 2 vs. BUF…scored a goal with a career-high 15 PIM, Dec. 7 vs. CBJ…scored the GWG, the second of his career, Nov. 2 vs. CGY…collected points in three of his first four games (1-2=3) and four of his first seven (1-3=4)…opened the season with a career-tying two-game point streak, Oct, 12-14 (1-1=2)…scored his first goal of the season and tied his career high with a +2 rating, Oct. 12 vs. PHX…PLAYOFFS: Made his third consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, collecting 2-3=5 points in 10 games…had a pair of two-game point streaks, including May 3-5 vs. DET and Apr. 25-27 vs. SJ…scored his second career playoff goal (PPG) in a 4-3 triple-overtime win in Game 2 of the CSF, May 3 @ DET...recorded his first career postseason goal in Game 5 of the CQF, Apr. 25 @ SJ.
CAREER: Signed a three-year contract, Apr. 29, 2008…2007-08: Appeared in his first NHL season with Anaheim…played in all six CQF games vs. DAL, recording six shots on net…had a playoff career-high three shots in Anaheim’s 4-2 win in Game 4 of the CQF, Apr. 15 @ DAL…had his regular season cut short after fracturing his right wrist, Feb. 20 vs. COL…missed 17 games from Feb. 22-Apr. 5 before returning for Anaheim’s regular season finale on Apr. 6 vs. PHX (scoreless in 12:34 TOI)…prior to the injury, had 4-1=5 points in eight games, Feb. 5-20…scored his first two career NHL goals against Martin Brodeur less than eight minutes apart in the first period to lead the Ducks to a 2-1 win, Feb. 8 @ NJ…marked his first career multiple-point game…also set a career high with 15:55 TOI…went on to score four goals in a five-game stretch (4-0=4), Feb. 8-17…earned his first career NHL point (assist), Dec. 19 vs. COL…won 100-of-162 faceoffs over his last 13 games (62%)…opened the season with the Ducks, appearing in four games before being assigned to Portland (AHL), Oct. 9...returned to Anaheim on Nov. 14 and played in two games from Nov. 15-17...was reassigned to Portland on Nov. 20 and returned to the NHL for a final time on Dec. 17…played in 13 games with the Pirates, scoring 3-2=5 points with a +3 rating and 38 PIM…2006-07: Won his first Stanley Cup championship with Anaheim in 2007…marked his first appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs…joined Anaheim for the 2007 playoffs and appeared in four games, including one SCF contest (Game 4 @ OTT on June 4, 2007)…also played in three WCF games vs. DET (Games 4-6)…in his first professional season in 2006-07, earned 16-20=36 points with Portland…was tied for third on the team in goals and tied for fourth in both assists and scoring…2005-06: Appeared in 39 games at Minnesota State-Mankato of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), scoring 19-16=35 points…finished second on the Mavericks in goals and third in points...his 34 goals over his two collegiate seasons was the best two-year total on the team.
PERSONAL: Resides in White Bear Lake, MN during the offseason…was engaged to fiancée Erin last summer…enjoys golfing and fishing in his spare time…has two sisters and is the middle child of the family…has an eclectic music collection, but admits pop and country are his favorites…his favorite class at Minnesota State-Mankato was geography…one of his favorite shows is “Myth Busters” on the Discovery Channel…also enjoys watching Bobby Flay on the Food Network…spent his first job packing ice at a local plant…considers a family trip to Orlando, Florida as the best vacation he took as a kid…likes to cook on the grill with his mom’s pork tenderloin recipe being his favorite dish.
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