Selected as the Kings Outstanding Defenseman for the third consecutive year and sixth time overall...Won the Most Valuable Player Award as voted by the media (Billy Libby Memorial Award) for the first time...One of four Kings to play in all 82 games (second time in his career he has played in all 82 games)... Finished the season ranked second in the NHL in TOI/GP (28:59), led the league in total TOI (2,377:40), and led team defensemen in assists (39)...Registered nine multi-point games (most among team defensemen and tied for fifth overall)...Passed Jaroslav Modry (454), Marty McSorley (472) and Lubomir Visnovsky (499) to move into sixth on the Kings all-time games played list among defensemen...Moved into fifth on the Kings all-time points and assists by a defenseman list, surpassing Marty McSorley (234 points, 163 assists) in both categories...Tallied his 200th career NHL assist, April 7 at EDM...Played in his 500th career NHL game, Feb. 21 at SJS (Stadium Series Game)... Logged a regular-season career high 34:21 TOI, Dec. 18 vs. STL...Tallied a career-tying five game point streak (1-4=5), Nov. 15-25.
2013-14: Selected as the Kings Outstanding Defenseman and Kings Most Popular Player…Finished fifth on the team (led all defensemen) in points (37) and ranked second on among team defensemen in goals (10) and assists (27)…Led the Kings in TOI/gm (25:42)…recorded 55 games of at least 25:00 TOI/gm...Consecutive games played streak ended at 199 when he missed April 5 game at VAN (upper-body injury) - streak began Oct. 29, 2011...Recorded 200th career point with a goal Dec. 11 at TOR...PLAYOFFS: Surpassed Steve Duchesne (13-26=39) for the most points in the playoffs as a Kings defenseman with an assist on May 3 at Anaheim in Game 1 of the Second Round…Led the league in PPP (10)…Sixth in the NHL (first among defensemen) in points (18), tied for fourth in the NHL (second among defensemen) in assists (13), second among defensemen in goals (five), and ranked fourth in the NHL with 28:45 TOI.
2012-13: Fourth in NHL in TOI/gm (26:23), eighth among league defensemen in hits (128) and sixth among defensemen in shots (114)…Selected as the Kings Outstanding Defenseman…Played 25+ minutes in 36 games (season high 33:25 Jan. 24, 2013 at EDM)...Goals (3g) in career high three straight games (April 6-9, 2013)...PLAYOFFS: Third in NHL in TOI/gm (27:57)…Led NHL in Sft/gm (36.6).
2011-12: Among NHL defensemen he ranked: tied for fifth in GWG (three) and tied for second in OT goals (one)…Led Kings in TOI/gm (24:53)…Tied career high with points (0-6=6) in five straight games (Dec. 19-28, 2011) - the assist streak set a career high...Earned 100th career assist Dec. 15, 2011 at CBJ...PLAYOFFS: NHL rankings among defensemen were the following: tied for first in goals, first in assists, first in points (fifth overall) and first in plus-minus (plus-11, fourth overall).
2010-11: Named Kings Outstanding Defenseman…Among NHL defensemen he ranked: tied for sixth in GWG (three), fifth in TOI/gm (25:38), seventh in PP TOI average (4:09)…First career two-goal game (both on PP) Feb. 2, 2011 at EDM...Played in his 200th NHL game Jan. 13, 2011 vs. STL...Points/assists (0-5=5) in four straight games (Dec. 26-30, 2010)...Earned 100th NHL point Dec. 21, 2010 at COL...Six points (1-5=6) in three-game span (Nov. 13-17, 2010)...Played in 126 consecutive games (Jan. 17, 2009 to Oct. 20, 2010) before missing game Oct. 21, 2010 at PHX with upper body injury…PLAYOFFS: Tied Kings playoff record for a defenseman with two goals and four points (2-2=4) April 16, 2011 at SJ.
Has played in 121 straight games entering 2010-11…Finalist for Norris Trophy (second-youngest ever finalist in NHL, second King to be a finalist – Rob Blake won award in 1998 and was a finalist in 2000)…Named NHL Second-Team All-Star…Among NHL defensemen he ranked: third in points, tied for second in goals, tied for fifth in assists, tied for second in power-play goals (9), second in power-play points (31), tied for fifth in power-play assists (22), first in game-winning goals (5)…One of three Kings to play in all 82 games (Brown and Kopitar)…Selected as the Kings Outstanding Defenseman…First on Kings with 24:58 TOI/gm...Had 12 multi-point games (Kings were 8-4-0 in those games)…Played 25-plus minutes 39 times (30-plus minutes two times)...Scored OT game-winner March 22, 2010 vs. Colorado…27 points (5-22=27) in 28-game span (Dec. 28 to March 10, 2010)...Earned 50th point March 8, 2010 vs. Columbus becoming the 12th defenseman in club history to record 50+ points in a season…The second youngest Kings defenseman to record 50 points in a season (youngest was Larry Murphy, who recorded 76 points – club record for defensemen – in 1980-81)…Five-game point (1-6=7) streak (Feb. 8 to March 4, 2010)...Three assists March 2, 2010 at Dallas...Played 100th straight game (streak started Jan. 17, 2009) Feb. 13, 2010 vs. Colorado...Career high 31:42 TOI Feb. 11, 2010 vs. Edmonton...Career high four assists/points Jan. 4, 2010 at San Jose...Four-game point (3-2=5) streak (Nov. 14 to Nov. 21, 2010)...Played in 100th NHL game Nov. 11, 2009 at Carolina...Four-game assist (6a) streak (Oct. 22 to Oct. 28, 2009)...Two assists two straight games (Oct. 24, 2009 at Phoenix, Oct. 25, 2009 vs. Columbus)...Five-game point (2-4=6) streak (Oct. 3, 2009 to Oct. 12, 2009)…PLAYOFFS: Tied for club lead with seven points and three goals (3-4=7)…Led Kings with 12 blocked shots and 27:25 TOI/gm…Four points and three assists (1-3=4) in Game 3 vs. Vancouver (both tied club playoff records for a defenseman).
Named to NHL's All-Rookie Team (fourth Kings defenseman to receive honor and first to receive honor since Lubomir Visnovsky in 2000-01)…Selected as the Kings Outstanding Defenseman and Best Newcomer (Mark Bavis Memorial Award)...Led NHL rookies and Kings with 23:49 TOI/gm...Played 20+ minutes in 76 of 81 games (25-plus minutes in 34 games and a season-high 29:04 Nov. 22, 2008 vs. Colorado)...Tied for first among NHL rookie defensemen with 27 points and 21 assists...Tied for second among NHL rookie defensemen with six goals (tied for first among Kings defensemen)...His 27 points were the most by a Kings rookie defenseman since Lubomir Visnovsky had 39 points (7-32=39) in 2000-01...Ranked second among NHL rookies with 114 blocked shots (second on the team)...Ranked second among NHL rookie defensemen with three power-play goals (tied for first among team defensemen)...Led NHL rookie defensemen with 126 shots...Had seven multi-point games (Kings were 6-0-1 in those games)...Selected to participate in the YoungStars event as part of the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend and recorded two points (1-1=2) in the game (Jan. 24, 2009 at Montreal)...Was among the runner-ups for Rookie of the Month honors for November 2008: seven points (2-5=7) in 13 games (tied for second most among rookie defensemen)...Had five points in three-game span (1-4=5) Nov. 6 to Nov. 11, 2008...Recorded second straight multi-point game Nov. 8, 2008 vs. St. Louis (1-1=2)...Recorded first two assists in NHL (first career multi-point game) Nov. 6, 2008 vs. Florida...Recorded first career NHL point with a goal Oct. 20, 2008 vs. Colorado (fifth NHL game)...Made NHL debut Oct. 11, 2008 at San Jose... At the time was the fifth youngest player (second youngest defenseman) to appear in game for Kings.
Recorded 50 points (13-37=50) and 68 penalty minutes in 58 regular season games with Guelph (OHL)…His 50 points ranked third overall on Guelph and tied for ninth among OHL defensemen…Ranked third on Guelph with nine power-play goals…Was an alternate captain at OHL All-Star Classic…OHL's Defenseman of the Year (Max Kaminsky Trophy)…Voted Best Offensive Defenseman in OHL Coaches Poll (second straight year)…OHL and CHL First-Team All-Star…Appeared in 10 playoff games for Guelph, recording nine points (3-6=9) and 14 penalty minutes.
Recorded a junior career-high 74 points (21-53=74) and 76 penalty minutes in 67 regular season games with Guelph…His 74 points and 53 assists were both second among OHL defensemen…His 21 goals were fourth among league blue-liners…Led Guelph with 15 power-play goals…Voted Best Offensive Defenseman in OHL Coaches Poll…Played in OHL All-Star Classic…OHL First-Team All-Star…Appeared in four playoff games for Guelph, recording five points (2-3=5) and eight penalty minutes.
Recorded 33 points (5-28=33) and 40 penalty minutes in 65 regular season games with Guelph…His 33 points and 28 assists were both second among team defensemen…Named to OHL All-Rookie Team…Appeared in 14 playoff games for Guelph, recording 13 points (0-13=13) and 18 penalty minutes in 14 games.
LAST AMATEUR CLUB:
Guelph, OHL…OHL's Defenseman of the Year (Max Kaminsky Trophy) and CHL First-Team All-Star in 2007-08…Voted Best Offensive Defensemen in OHL Coaches Poll and OHL First-Team All-Star in 2006-07 and 2007-08…Played in OHL All-Star Classic in 2006-07 and 2007-08…Named to 2005-06 OHL All-Rookie Team.
Earned gold medal for Team Canada at 2010 Winter Olympics (7 GP, 0-2=2) – tied for second on club (tied for fourth in tournament) with plus-6 rating…Earned silver medal for Team Canada at 2009 World Championships (9 GP, 1-6=7) – seven points tied for fourth among tournament defensemen, six assists third most among tournament defensemen (tied for eighth overall), plus-5 rating tied for second among club defensemen…Earned gold medal for Canada at 2008 World Junior Championships (7 GP, 0-4=4) – named Top Defenseman of the tournament and was one of four Kings to play for the team (Jonathan Bernier, Thomas Hickey and Wayne Simmonds).…Represented Canada at the 2007 World U18 Championships and the 2006 World U17 Championships.
PERSONAL: Nickname: Dewy…Off-season home: London, Ontario…Favorite movie: The Hangover…Favorite TV show: Entourage…Favorite actress: Jessica Alba…Favorite band: Eminem…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: Nashville…Favorite magazine: Maxim…Favorite sport other than hockey: soccer…Favorite hockey moment: winning gold medal at 2010 Winter Olympics…Favorite pro athlete: Frank Lampard…Favorite hockey player growing up: Wayne Gretzky…Favorite road arena: Bell Centre…Favorite food: steak…Favorite holiday: New Years…Favorite website, other than LAKings.com: youtube.com…Favorite vacation spot: Bermuda…Superstitions: putting equipment on right before left…First job: paper boy…Wears jersey number because: date of his birthday…Helps the environment by: recycling…If not a hockey player he would be: soccer player.