Established career high by appearing in 79 games; tied for third among the team’s defensemen (C. White) with plus-eight mark…Totaled 4g-10a-14pts overall; four goals was second-highest total of NHL career (5, ’01-02), while two game-winning tallies matched career best (’01-02 & ’08-09)…Stats included two two-point games: 1g-1a January 23 at NY Islanders and two assists October 16 at Atlanta…Showed points in back-to-back games twice: March 10-12 (1g-1a)/November 25-27 (2a)…Appeared in 600th career NHL game March 23 vs. Columbus; played in his 100th game with squad November 11 vs. Anaheim…Played in season’s first 37 games; missed three contests December 30-January 2 with lower body injury.
2008-09: Recorded 3g-13a-16pts in career-high 76 matches overall (since surpassed); games-played total was his most since 2000-01 rookie campaign…Stats included career-high 13 assists/16 points (10a, ‘07-08/12pts, ‘01-02)…Three goals were his most since 2003-04; posted career-high 5g in 2000-01…Totals included 2g-11a-13pts on home ice and 1g-2a-3pts on the road…Appeared in his 500th career NHL game February 3 vs. Washington…Tallied points in back-to-back matches twice: February 13-15 (1g-1a-2pts) and December 10-12 (3a)…Recorded two multiple-point games for fifth/sixth career two-point efforts: 2a March 12 vs. Phoenix and 2a December 10 vs. Pittsburgh…Recorded career-high (tie, ’01-02) two gamewinning tallies: February 13 vs. Boston and November 21 vs. NY Islanders…Missed five games December 19-27 with inner ear infection…Posted first goal with squad November 21 vs. NY Islanders; recorded first assist October 22 vs. Dallas…Re-signed with New Jersey July 1, 2008…2007-08: Made his Devils’ debut February 29 vs. Washington after being acquired from St. Louis February 26…Missed 10 games March 19-April 6 with sore foot; had played in eight straight…Led Blues with career-high plus-12 mark at time of trade and was third among the club’s defensemen with 1g-10a-11pts overall…Ten assists were a career high; 11pts were his most since 2001-02 (5g- 7a-12pts)…Totals included season/career-high four-game point-scoring streak November 25-December 1 (5a)…Recorded lone multiple-point game with career-high (tie) two-assist effort November 28 at Buffalo…Skated in his 400th career NHL game November 1 at Minnesota…Posted GWG October 17 at Chicago, his first since March 27, 2004 vs. Chicago…Missed three contests December 26-29 due to a hip flexor…Had career totals of 16g-47a-63pts and 413 penalty minutes in 447 games at time of trade, all with Blues…Skated in all five playoff games and scored 1g…2006-07: Tallied 2g-5a-7pts in 64 games played during final full season with St. Louis…Scored more than 1g for the first time since 2003-04…Missed 18 games due to injury; suffered fractured clavicle March 10 vs. Montreal and missed 13 games…2005-06: Forty-six games played were the fewest of his NHL career; missed 36 contests due to injury, including 35 with shoulder injury…Appeared in his 300th career NHL game on November 22 vs. Los Angeles…A restricted free agent, re-signed with St. Louis August 9, 2005…2004-05: Spent lockout season by appearing in 7 games with Missouri River Otters of the United Hockey League; also played in three postseason contests…2003-04: Saw action in 69 games with St. Louis and 2 games with Worcester (AHL) for last minor league stint of pro career…Totaled 3g-5a- 8pts overall, including 3g-2a-5pts on home ice…Notched his second career overtime tally March 27 vs. Chicago…Missed eight early-season games due to wrist injury…Skated in five post-season contests; appeared in Stanley Cup Playoffs for fourth straight season…2002-03: Played in 71 matches; reached 70 games-played mark for second time in three seasons…Recorded a careerhigh 73 shots on goal and 95 PIM; 8a matched his career high (since surpassed)…Skated in his 200th career NHL game on March 13 at Vancouver…Posted career-high +7 mark (since surpassed)…Missed 6 games due to injury, including two contests with hamstring injury and two matches with bruised shoulder…Played in all seven post-season contests…2001-02: Registered career highs with 5g/12pts…Scored career-high 2 GWG (since tied), including first career OT tally January 21 at Boston…Skated in his 100th career NHL game on December 15 vs. Calgary…Suffered concussion March 28 vs. Buffalo; missed 8 games as a result…Also missed seven contests October 11-25 with strained rib muscle…Played in all ten post-season contests, collecting 1a…2000-01: Appeared in 75 contests during first NHL season; also appeared in career-high 14 playoff games…Recorded his first NHL point with assist October 28 vs. Dallas; played in his first NHL game October 5 at Phoenix…Recorded OT tally in game five of Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. San Jose…1999-00: Saw action in 55 games during final full AHL campaign…Thirteen assists matched three-season AHL career high…1998-99: Reached AHL career-highs with 69 games, 8g, 13a (since tied), 18pts and 129 PIM…1997-98: Began pro career by appearing in 46 games with Worcester (AHL)…Voted team’s Most Improved Player, while winning its Plus/Minus Award…Signed with Blues’ organization as a free agent December 16, 1996…OTHER: Originally selected as Tampa Bay’s sixth choice, 138th overall, in 1994 NHL Entry Draft…Played five seasons of junior hockey with Lethbridge (WHL), registering 18g-71a-89pts in 311 career games…Voted Hurricanes’ best defenseman in 1997…Member of the 1996-97 Lethbridge team that advanced to the Memorial Cup Finals; played for WHL Championship teams in 1996/1997…Played one season with the Brandon Kings of the MAHA, notching 6g-23a-29pts in 52 games.
Married, wife’s name is April; the couple has two sons, four-year-old, Pierson, and Hudson, born July 30, 2009…Lists former Worcester (AHL) Head Coach Greg Gilbert as his greatest hockey influence…Says that standing on skates as a three-year-old at a local rink is his first hockey memory…Worked on irrigation systems on farms as one of his first jobs…Considers himself to be a superhero junkie; lists Heroes and Smallville as his favorite TV shows…Names Life is Beautiful as his favorite movie…Enjoys spending time with his sons.
1st NHL GP: 10/5/00, StL. 1 @ Phx. 4 • 1st NHL Goal: 12/10/00, StL. 6 @ Chi. 1 vs. R. Tallas • 1st NHL Assist: 10/28/00, Dal. 3 @ StL. 4 (OT) • 600th NHL GP: 3/23/10, CBJ 3 @ NJ 6 • Most Goals in Game: 1; 23 times, last time 3/10/10, NYR 3 @ NJ 6 • Most Assists in Game: 2; 5 times, last time 10/16/09, Atl. 4 @ NJ 2 • Most Pts. in Game: 2; 8 times, last time 1/23/10, NJ 4 @ NYI 2 (1g-1a) • Most PIM in Game: 15; 2/28/02, StL. 2 @ Cgy. 3 (maj., game misc.) • Most Shots in Game: 6; 11/21/02, LA 2 @ StL. 3 (OT) • GP Streak: 85; 12/30/08-4/11/09 (48), 10/3-12/28/09 (37) • Goal-Scoring Streak: 2; 12/18-21/01 (2g) • Assist-Scoring Streak: 4; 11/25-12/1/07 (5a) • Point-Scoring Streak: 4; 11/25-12/1/07 (0g-5a-5pts) • Penalties: 177 min., 37 maj., 1 misc., 1 game misc. • Multiple-Pt. Games: 8 2-pt. games