LAST SEASON: Completed his second season with Devils/second NHL campaign... Finished first on squad with career-high plus-27 mark; was “even” or “plus” in 62 of 75 appearances... Six goals/20 assists/26 points were all career highs; 6g were first, 20a/26pts were second (P. Martin, 27a/32pts) among NJD defensemen... Saw action in career-high 48 straight matches from December 21 at Edmonton through end of regular season schedule... Had points in career-high three straight games February 1-4 (3a); also had points in back-to-back games March 28-April 1 (2g-2a-4pts), February 23-24 (2a) and January 4-5 (1g-1a-2pts)... Totals included career-high 1g-3a-4pts January 22 at Philadelphia, as well as 2g March 28 vs. Philadelphia, and 2a April 1 at NY Islanders... Recorded first goal of season January 5 at Boston... Appeared in his 100th NHL game November 30 vs. Montreal; played in 23 straight to open season through November 24... Posted first point of 2007-08 with assist November 3 at NY Rangers... Added 1a in five playoff contests.
2006-07: Was one of seven Devils’ players to make their NHL debuts in 2006-07; joined A. Brooks, D. Clarkson, M. Fraser, A. Greene, R. Pelley and T. Zajac…Games played total was second only to Zajac from among the seven…Posted assists/ points in back-to-back games twice: March 6-8 (2a) and November 9-11 (2a)…Recorded his first career NHL goal December 19 vs. Atlanta (K. Lehtonen); his first point with assist November 9 vs. Chicago…Made his NHL debut in season-opener October 6 at Carolina; game marked just the 13th time in team history that two rookies (Zajac) made their NHL debuts in the same game…Joined D. Hale, P. Martin (Oct. 8, 2003); J. Boumedienne, S. Clemmensen, A. Salomonsson (Oct. 6, ‘01); M. Danton, S. Gron (Feb. 23, ‘01); M. Brodeur, J. Dowd (Mar. 26, ‘92); J. Miller, J. Skalde (Oct. 7, ‘90); N. Brady, V. Fetisov, S. Starikov (Oct. 5, ‘89); K. Friesen, C. Terreri (Oct. 18, ‘86); A. Chevrier, C. Wolanin (Oct. 10, ‘85); U. Hiemer, K. Muller, M. Wilson (Oct. 12, ‘84); A. Hepple, R. Trottier (Oct. 7, ‘83); K. Daneyko, J. MacLean (Oct. 5, ‘83); and L. Floyd, M. Moher (Feb. 27, ‘83)… Missed six games January 6-16 with shoulder injury…Recalled from Lowell (AHL) just prior to start of season October 5; had been assigned two days earlier following training camp…Saw action in six straight playoff games April 12-22… Recorded first career playoff point with assist in game four of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Tampa Bay…One of three Devils’ rookies (Greene & Zajac) to make NHL post-season debuts in game one.
2005-06…Made North American debut by appearing in 44 games with Moncton and 24 games with Victoriaville (QMJHL) during 2000-01 season…Played four seasons, 1996-00, in Swedish Junior League prior to QMJHL…Originally drafted as Washington’s sixth choice, and 221st overall selection in 2001 Entry Draft.
OTHER: Joined organization after spending previous five seasons in Sweden, including last three with Elite League…Recorded 8g-11a- 19pts in 47 games played with Frolunda (Swe.)...
PERSONAL: Older brother Fredrik was born May 31, 1975, and was drafted by San Jose in 1993; spent last season with the Laredo Bucks (CHL) and Nybro Vikings (Swe.)… Enjoys listening to music…Father, George, was from Kenya, and his mother, Birgitta, is Swedi sh…Spent of f - season in Stockholm and visiting Spain…Favorite movie is The Jury and favorite TV show is Entourage…Enjoys summer BBQ's, watching movies and relaxing with family and friends…First job was at a cemetery at age 16.