|BIRTHPLACE:||Syosset, NY, USA|
|DRAFTED:||PIT: 1998-134 overall|
|NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2001) Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles July 2, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 5, 2013.|
|2009-10: Second among Kings defensemen (third overall on club) with plus-16 rating...Recorded at least one blocked shot in 56 of his 73 games....Five blocked shots March 18, 2010 vs. Chicago...Five blocked shots March 3, 2010 at Dallas...Four assists in five-game span (Jan. 4 to Jan. 14, 2010)...Assist and plus-2 rating Jan. 14, 2010 vs. Anaheim...Two assists Jan. 9, 2010 vs. St. Louis (third career multi-point game, second career two-assist game)...Assist and plus-2 rating Jan. 4, 2010 at San Jose...Assist and plus-2 rating Dec. 9, 2009 at San Jose...Five blocked shots Oct. 28, 2009 at San Jose...First point/assist as a King and four blocked shots Oct. 8, 2009 vs. Minnesota...Made Kings debut Oct. 3, 2009 vs. Phoenix…PLAYOFFS: Tied for second on Kings with 10 blocked shots…Played in 50th NHL postseason game in Game 1 at Vancouver (April 15, 2010).
2008-09: Recorded career-high 16 points, 15 assists, 51 shots, 81 games played and a plus-23 rating…Plus-23 rating led Pittsburgh (tied for seventh among NHL defensemen, tied for 20th overall in NHL)…Led Pittsburgh with 164 blocked shots (tied for 12th in the NHL)…Played in 300th NHL game in Pittsburgh's regular season finale April 11, 2009 at Montreal…Plus-16 in final 20 games (Feb. 27 to April 11, 2009)…Tied career-high with plus-4 rating April 1, 2009 vs. New Jersey…First career multi-assist game Dec. 11, 2008 vs. New York Islanders…Eight blocked shots Oct. 16, 2008 vs. Washington…PLAYOFFS: Five points (1-4=5), six penalty minutes and plus-5 rating in 24 games, helping Pittsburgh capture Stanley Cup in seven games vs. Detroit…Plus-5 rating was second among Pittsburgh defensemen (tied for eighth among NHL defensemen)…Led NHL with 53 blocked shots…Second among Pittsburgh defensemen with 20:29 TOI/gm…Assisted on game-winning goal in Game 7 of Stanley Cup Finals June 12, 2009 at Detroit.
2007-08: Fifth on Pittsburgh with 110 blocked shots…Played in 200th NHL game Feb. 2, 2008 vs. Carolina…PLAYOFFS: Three points (0-3=3), two penalty minutes and plus-5 rating in 20 games, helping the Penguins advance to Stanley Cup Finals before losing to Detroit…Plus-5 rating was tied for second among Pittsburgh defensemen (tied for fourth overall on team)…Was a plus or even in 16 of 20 games…36 blocked shots was fourth on Pittsburgh.
2006-07: Ranked fifth on Pittsburgh with 109 blocked shots…Played in 100th NHL game Dec. 19, 2006 vs. St. Louis…Established career-high with plus-4 rating Dec. 15, 2006 vs. New York Islanders…Plus-3 Nov. 11, 2006 vs. Ottawa…PLAYOFFS: Zero points and two penalty minutes in five games.
2005-06: Recorded career-high 36 penalty minutes with Pittsburgh and eight points (0-8=8) and eight penalty minutes with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Penguins' AHL affiliate…103 blocked shots with Pittsburgh was third most on team…Plus-3 Jan. 25, 2006 vs. Washington.
2004-05: Recorded 20 points (2-18=20), 34 penalty minutes and a plus-15 rating in 79 regular season games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Recorded three points (2-1=3) and two penalty minutes in 11 postseason games.
2003-04: Recorded three points (1-2=3) and four penalty minutes in 13 games with Pittsburgh and 16 points (1-15=16) and 54 penalty minutes in 64 regular season games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Recorded three points (0-3=3) in 24 postseason games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, helping the Baby Penguins advance to the Calder Cup Finals.
2002-03: Recorded 21 points (4-17=21), 44 penalty minutes and plus-5 rating in 74 regular season games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Recorded one point (0-1=1) and four penalty minutes in four postseason games.
2001-02: Recorded an AHL career-high 23 points (1-22=23) and 66 penalty minutes with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Boston College, NCAA…Named to NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team and won NCAA Championship in 2000-01…Finished collegiate career as BC's all-time leader with 169 games played…Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 1997-98…BC advanced to Frozen Four all four years he attended (1997-98 through 2000-01)…Missed only game during his entire collegiate tenure (in 1998-99).
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Pittsburgh in the fifth round (134th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Attended Team USA's Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Orientation Camp in August 2009 – one of four Kings to attend camp (Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson and Jonathan Quick).
PERSONAL: Nickname: Scud…Off-season home: Boston…Wife: Courtney…Kids: Ryan (4), Kate (3)…Favorite movie: Slap Shot…Favorite TV show: The Simpsons…Favorite actor: Tom Hanks…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: Boston…Favorite book: The Big Short…Favorite sport other than hockey: Lacrosse…Favorite hockey moment: winning the Stanley Cup in 2009 and NCAA National Championship in 2001…Favorite pro athlete: David Wright…Favorite hockey player growing up: Denis Potvin…Favorite road arena: Madison Square Garden…Favorite food: pizza…Favorite holiday: Christmas…Favorite vacation spot: Cape Cod…First job: concession stand vendor at public park…Charities: supports Make-A-Wish Foundation…Helps the environment by recycling…If not a hockey player he would be: policeman or fireman.