CAREER: Claimed off waivers by LA 10/13/08… Acquired by Colorado, along with T. Preissing and LA's 2010 5th-round choice, in exchange for R. Smyth 7/3/09…. Traded from COL to TBL on 2/21/12 (for F Steve Downie) then immediately dealt to DET in exchange for D S. Piché and a 2012 1st-round pick... Represented Canada at the 2012 IIHF World Championships
2013 Playoffs: Has registered 9 hits and 7 blocked shots in the postseason
2012-13: Appeared in 36 games...Missed 11 games due to injury...Averaged 19:13 TOI per game
PERSONAL: Co-founder of House9 Hockey Foundation which benefits youth hockey players... Part owner of Boardworks Canada which specializes in wakeboards, surfboards and padleboards... Hockey idol: Bill Berg
Goals: 1 (3x: Last, 1-7 at ANA)br>Assists: 2 (6x: Last, 1-29 vs. CHI)br>Points: 2 (7x: Last, 3-7 vs. MIN)br>+/-: Plus-2 (7x: Last, 3-5 vs. DAL)br>TOI: 26:27 (1-3 vs. PHI)br>Shots: 6 (2-9 at NJ)br>PIM: 4 (4x: Last, 3-14 at SJ)br>
THIS SEASON: Led Kings defensemen with 38 points, 34 assists and two game-winning goals...His 34 assists were second overall on the team and tied for 20th among NHL defensemen...Led the Kings with 27 power-play points (which was 12th among NHL defensemen)...Had seven multi-point games (the Kings were 6-1-0 in those games)...Had a career-high four-game point and assist streak (1-4=5), which lasted from March 1 to March 9...Recorded two points (1-1=2) March 5 vs. Minnesota...Recorded second straight two-assist game Jan. 29 vs. Chicago...Recorded two assists Jan. 21 at Colorado...Had five points (1-4=5) in five-game span Dec. 27 to Jan. 8...Recorded two assists Dec. 27 at Phoenix...Recorded two assists Dec. 11 vs. St. Louis...Recorded two assists and was a plus-2 Nov. 29 vs. Chicago...Had two three-game assist streaks, which lasted from Nov. 20 to Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 to Dec. 6...Had 10 assists in 11-game span from Nov. 20 to Dec. 11...Scored game-winning goal Nov. 13 at Dallas...Recorded first career NHL multi-point game (0-2=2) Nov. 1 vs. Calgary (20th NHL game)...Scored first goal as a King (second in NHL) Oct. 24 at St. Louis, which was also the game-winner...Played in a game-high 25:47 Oct. 20 vs. Colorado...Recorded an assist in his Kings debut Oct. 17 vs. Carolina.
LAST SEASON: Played six games for Detroit, recording four penalty minutes...Played 66 games for Grand Rapids (AHL), recording 20 points (5-15=20) and a team-high 149 penalty minutes.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Detroit in the fourth round (132nd overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.