|BIRTHPLACE:||Indianapolis, IN, USA|
|DRAFTED:||CAR: 2005-3 overall|
Goals: 1 (6x: Last, 3-31 vs. DAL)
Assists: 1 (5x: Last, 4-4 vs. PHX)
Points: 2 (2-16 vs. ATL)
+/-: Plus-2 (2x: Last, 3-31 vs. DAL)
TOI: 26:50 (2-16 vs. ATL)
Shots: 4 (2-21 vs. PHX)
PIM: 7 (2-14 vs. EDM)
THIS SEASON: Represented Team USA at the 2009 World Championships. Tied for first among Kings defensemen with six goals and three power-play goals...Tied career high with 11 points (6-5=11)...Tied for first among NHL defensemen with three shootout goals (was 3-for-6 = 50 percent)...His three shootout goals was tied for first on the team...Scored in two straight games March 28 at Nashville and March 31 vs. Dallas...Appeared in his 100th game as a King and in the NHL March 1 at Chicago...Recorded first career multi-point game (1-1=2) Feb. 16 vs. Atlanta...Scored game-deciding shootout goal Feb. 10 at NY Islanders...Scored first goal of the season Jan. 21 at Colorado...Activated from injured reserve Jan. 17 after missing 41 games...Placed on injured reserve with shoulder injury on Oct. 13.
|2009-10: Career highs in goals, assists, points and games…Second on Kings with 22:36 TOI/game...Tied for first among NHL defensemen with six shootout goals (tied for ninth overall)…First among NHL defensemen with 17 shootout attempts (tied for second overall)…17 shootout attempts is Kings single-season record…Played 20-plus minutes in 66 of his 80 games (25-plus minutes 13 times)...Had eight multi-point games (Kings were 8-0-0 in those games)…Played 200th NHL game April 11, 2010 at Colorado…Two assists and plus-3 rating April 1, 2010 vs. Vancouver...Career high four points and three assists Feb. 4, 2010 vs. Anaheim...Seven points (1-6=7) in six-game span (Dec. 1 to Dec. 10, 2009)...Two points (1-1=2), plus-2 rating and No. 1 Star Dec. 10, 2009 vs. Phoenix...Two assists, plus-2 rating and No. 1 Star Dec. 1, 2009 at Anaheim...Played 23-plus minutes seven straight games (Oct. 10 to Oct. 22, 2009)…PLAYOFFS: Tied for club lead with seven points (all assists)…Seven assists set Kings playoff record for a defenseman in one series…Tied for second on club with 10 blocked shots…Three assists in Game 3 vs. Vancouver (tied club playoff record for a defenseman)…Two assists in Game 2 at Vancouver.
2008-09: Tied for first among Kings defensemen with six goals and three power-play goals...Tied for first among NHL defensemen (tied for first overall on Kings) with three shootout goals (was 3-for-6)...Scored in two straight games March 28, 2009 at Nashville and March 31, 2009 vs. Dallas...Played in 100th NHL game March 1, 2009 at Chicago...First career multi-point game (1-1=2) Feb. 16, 2009 vs. Atlanta...Suffered shoulder injury Oct. 13, 2008 (second game of season) and missed 41 games.
2007-08: Selected as the Kings Best Newcomer (Mark Bavis Memorial Award) and Outstanding Defenseman...Played 23-plus minutes in 25 games and in 15 of his last 20…Third among NHL rookies (third overall on Kings) with 21:41 TOI/gm...Second among rookies (second overall on Kings) with 136 blocked shots...Suffered foot injury March 18, 2008 and missed final eight games of season…Career high 31:44 TOI Feb. 10, 2008 at Columbus...Selected to participate at the YoungStars skills event as part of the 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta...Plus-3 Dec. 29, 2007 at Colorado.
2006-07: Made NHL debut March 29, 2007 vs. Vancouver…21:22 TOI/gm in five games after signing with Kings on March 27, 2007…Signed with Kings after completing sophomore season at University of Michigan…
LAST AMATEUR CLUB: University of Michigan, NCAA...Named CCHA's Best Offensive Defenseman and selected to All-CCHA First Team (received 10 first-place votes, most of any player on ballot) in 2006-07…In 2006-07 ranked first among all college defensemen with 16 goals and 1.08 points-per-game, tied for second with 39 points…16 goals was second highest single-season total by U-M defenseman (most by sophomore defenseman)…In CCHA play in 2006-07 led all defensemen with 12 goals and 25 points, tied for sixth with plus-14…Finalist for CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman Award and member of CCHA All-Rookie Team in 2005-06…Set U-M freshman record for points among defenseman with 32 (10-22=32).
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Carolina in the first round (3rd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Team Captain for USA at 2010 World Championships (6 GP, 0-3=3) – one of two Kings to play for the team (Matt Greene)…Earned silver medal for Team USA at 2010 Winter Olympics (6 GP, 0-1=1) – one of three Kings on the roster (Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick)…Represented USA at 2009 World Championships (9 GP, 5-2=7) – led all defensemen in tournament (tied for fifth overall) in goals, tied for fourth among defensemen in tournament in points and was one of three Kings to play for the team (Dustin Brown and Peter Harrold)…Represented USA at 2007 World Championships (7 GP, 1-1=1)…Earned bronze medal for Team USA at 2007 World Junior Championships (7 GP, 3-0=3) – was one of three Kings to play for the team (Trevor Lewis and Jeff Zatkoff), Kings had more players on Team USA's roster than any other NHL team…All-Star selection at 2006 World Junior Championships (7 GP, 1-5=6)…Earned gold medals with Team USA at the 2005 World U18 Championships (6 GP, 0-2=2, 35 PIM), 2005 Five Nations Tournament (U.S. U18 Team) and 2004 Compuware Four Nations Cup (U.S. U18 Team)…Earned silver medal with Team USA at 2004 World U18 Championships (6 GP, 2-0=2)…Skated with Team USA at 2004 World U17 Hockey Challenge.
PERSONAL: Nickname: JJ…Off-season home: Ann Arbor, Mich…Favorite movie: Zombieland…Favorite TV show: Hard Knocks…Favorite actress: Kate Beckinsale…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: New York City…Favorite magazine: duPont REGISTRY…Favorite sport other than hockey: football…Favorite hockey moment: 2010 Winter Olympics…Favorite pro athlete: Brian Cushing…Favorite hockey player growing up: Alexei Kovalev…Favorite road arena: Madison Square Garden…Favorite food: fillet mignon…Favorite holiday: Christmas…Favorite vacation spot: Las Vegas…First job: washing golf carts…Wears jersey number because: his father wore same number…If not a hockey player he would be: joining the military.