Saw action in 81 of 82 games; was a healthy “scratch” for April 11 season-finale vs. Buffalo…Career games-played total (674) is fifth all-time among Devils’ defensemen; trails only K. Daneyko (1,283), S. Stevens (956), S. Niedermayer (892) and B. Driver (702)…Tied for third among the team’s defensemen with plus-eight mark (B. Salvador)…Posted points in back-to-back games December 18-19 (2a)…Scored his first goal of season November 14 vs. Washington…Appeared in his 600th career NHL game October 17 vs. Carolina…Recorded first point of campaign with assist October 12 at Washington…Participated in post-season play for the 15th straight year, including NHL (2000-10), AHL (1998-99) and QMJHL (1995-97).
A member of New Jersey’s 2000/2003 Stanley Cup Championship teams…2008-09: Surpassed previous season’s 2g-8a-10pt total; 17 assists were second-highest total of NHL career (19, 2000-01)…Matched career high with points in three straight games March 3-10 (3a); established career mark with assists in three straight…Posted lone multiple-point effort of season/sixth career with 2a December 10 vs. Pittsburgh…Totals included 100th career point with assist January 21 vs. Montreal…Was a healthy “scratch” in April 11 season-finale vs. Carolina…Missed four games March 18-23 (lower body injury) and five contests December 30-January 6 (upper body)…2007-08: Missed first 20 regular-season games and five pre-season contests after taking puck to eye area during September 19 practice session…Posted each of his first seven points of season at Prudential Center…Appeared in his 500th NHL game February 8 vs. Anaheim…Recorded fifth career two-point game with 1g-1a February 2 vs. Los Angeles for first goal/game-winning tally since February 7, 2006 vs. Tampa Bay…Played in season-high 40 straight games through February 18 after making his season debut November 21 at Pittsburgh…Also missed 4 games March 8-15 with upper body soreness…2006-07: Each of his last 4pts were scored at the Meadowlands…Appeared in his 400th NHL game October 14 vs. Philadelphia…Missed five of 13 games February 14-March 10 with sore hand; also missed 8 games December 26-January 10 with groin injury…Finished third on team with 69 penalty minutes; led team four of five seasons from 2000-01 through 2005-06…Missed four playoff games April 16-22 with stiff back…2005-06: Played in 68 straight contests November 5-April 16; posted 3g-14a-17pts for his best offensive output since 2000-01 rookie campaign…Recorded ten of his 14a on home ice…Posted three multiple-point games overall, most recently 2a March 23 at Atlanta…Tallied lone GWG of season in February 7 contest vs. Tampa Bay and first career power play goal January 15 at Chicago…Missed season-finale April 18 at Montreal with slight groin injury and 8 games October 18-November 3 with pulled muscle…Tied for Devils’ lead (C. Janssen) with 91 PIM…Saw action in four of nine playoff games; missed 5 games with groin injury…2004-05: Did not see any action…2003-04: Finished season fourth among Devils’ defensemen with plus-10 mark…Appeared in his 300th game February 15 vs. Los Angeles…Posted career-high (since tied) three-game point-scoring streak December 16-19 (1g-2a-3pts)…Missed games March 15 at NY Rangers and March 17 vs. Pittsburgh with stiff neck…Also missed four contests December 2-10 with bruised knee…Led Devils with 96 PIM, marking first-time ever the squad’s leader had less than 100 PIM…2002-03: Finished regular-season second among Devils’ defensemen and third overall on club with +19 mark…Surpassed previous year’s point total/doubled his goal output from 2001-02 with his fourth goal of season in his 200th career game December 6 vs. Pittsburgh…Missed 2 games March 28-30 with sore neck and 7 games February 21-March 5 with knee injury…Was second on squad/first among defensemen with 98 PIM…Posted 5a in 24 post-season contests, including assist on G. Marshall’s series-clinching triple-overtime goal in game five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Tampa Bay…2001-02: Played in 73 games; did not dress December 1 vs. Detroit, snapping career-high 116 consecutive games-played streak…Led team for second straight campaign with 133 PIM; was fourth among defensemen with +6 mark…Unsuccessful on his first career penalty shot attempt December 19 at NY Rangers (M. Richter)…Missed 7 games due to neck injury; also missed game February 26 due to the birth of his first child…2000-01: Capped off his first full season with selection to NHL’s All-Rookie Team; was ninth Devil to be honored…Was one of just two Devils (P. Elias), and only defenseman to play in all 82 games…Finished fifth on club and first among league’s first-year players with +32 mark; led squad with 155 PIM…103 career regular-season games through “rookie” year marked the fourthhighest total in NHL history; trailing only 86 N. Pyatt (107), J. Wensink and P. Ribble (106 each)…Played in all 25 post-season contests; was tied for second among the club’s defensemen with +7 mark while leading team with 42 PIM…1999-00: Spent most of his third pro season with Albany (AHL) until L. Odelein’s March 7 trade opened up spot on Devils’ NHL roster…Despite time spent with New Jersey, still finished season first among River Rats’ d’men with 5g-21a-26pts and 176 PIM in 52 games…Served as alternate captain at Albany; was team’s defensive leader as evidenced by his +11 mark…Finished playoffs tied for first in NHL with +9 mark…Posted crucial goal, his first career playoff tally, in game 2 of ECSF at Toronto…1998-99: Played in AHL career-high 77 games with Albany…Led River Rats with 265 PIM; surpassed 200 PIM mark for second straight season as a pro…Called up to New Jersey December 10 with S. Stevens suffering from the flu and K. Dean out with a groin injury, but did not see any NHL action…1997-98: Attended his second Devils/NHL training camp marking his first pro season…Appeared in 76 games; 235 PIM was third on River Rats, and trailed team-leaders E. Bertrand and R. Skrlac by just 21 PIM…Signed first pro contract summer 1997…OTHER: Played junior hockey in the QMJHL, including two-plus seasons with Hull…Began Quebec League career with Laval in 1994.
Married, wife’s name is Amy…The couple has one daughter, Jordyn Renee, and two sons, John Hunter, and Cale Ivan…Along with D. Clarkson, participated in Play With the Pros Hockey Day in Pictou County near his hometown of New Glasgow, N.S.; event assists young players with the purchase of hockey equipment…Nickname is “Whitey”…Lists The Shawshank Redemption as his favorite movie and Cops his favorite TV show…Enjoys fettuccini alfredo before games; lists Froot Loops as his favorite cereal.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 1st NHL GP: 1/11/00, NJ 6 @ TB 5 • 1st NHL Goal: 3/24/00, NJ 8 @ NYI 2 vs. K. Weekes • 1st NHL Assist: 3/25/00, NJ 3 @ Tor. 5 • 600th NHL GP: 10/17/09, Car. 0 @ NJ 2 • Most Goals in Game: 1; 20 times, last time 12/28/09, Atl. 2 @ NJ 3 • Most Assists in Game: 2; 4 times, last time 12/10/08, Pit. 1 @ NJ 4 • Most Pts. in Game: 2; 6 times, last time 12/10/08, Pit. 1 @ NJ 4 (2a) • Most PIM in Game: 27; 12/16/00, NJ 3 @ Phi. 6 (min., maj., misc., game misc.) • Most Shots in Game: 5; 12/12/02, NJ 2 @ CBJ 4; 11/22/00, NJ 5 @ Ana. 2 • GP Streak: 116; 3/17-4/8/00 (11), 10/6/00-4/7/01 (82), 10/6-11/30/01 (23) • Goal-Scoring Streak: 1; 20 times, last time 12/28/09 (1g) • Assist-Scoring Streak: 3; 3/3-10/09 (3a) • Point-Scoring Streak: 3; 3/3-10/09 (0g-3a- 3pts); 12/16-19/03 (1g-2a-3pts) • Penalties: 240 min., 38 maj., 6 misc., 7 game misc. • Multiple-Pt. Games: 6 2-pt. games