Playing time was limited to 46 games after averaging 81- plus appearances during his first two full NHL seasons…Stats showed five multiple-point games, all two-point contests: three 1g-1a efforts, most recently April 3 at Carolina, and two two-assist matches, most recently October 24 at Pittsburgh…Recorded points in season-high four straight games twice: November 6-12 (3g-2a-5pts) and October 5-12 (2g-3a- 5pts); also had points in back-to-back games October 22-24 (3a)…Notched game-determining goal on first/only career shootout attempt October 31 at Tampa Bay…Appeared in 200th career NHL game March 12 vs. Pittsburgh…Extended career-high games-played streak to 168 from November 16, 2007-November 27, 2009…Suffered non-displaced fracture of bone above ankle in final game of stretch; missed 13 games…Also missed 23 contests December 31-February 13 with lower body injury.
2008-09: One of five players in Devils’ lineup to play in all 82 games; completed campaign with 145 straight appearances…Established new career highs with 17 goals/15 assists/32 points; led team for second straight season with 164 penalty minutes…Totals included points in career-high five straight contests January 11-19 (3g-2a-5pts)…Posted three multiple-point games, all two-point efforts: 1g-1a February 28 vs. Florida, careerhigh 2g February 15 vs. San Jose and 1g-1a December 17 at Buffalo…Appeared in his 100th career NHL game November 5 vs. Tampa Bay…Recorded 2g in Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Carolina for first career playoff points…2007-08: Appeared in 2008 YoungStars Game and registered 1g…Played in 81 of 82 games overall, including 63 straight through regular-season finale April 6…Totaled 9g-13a-22pts overall, including points in back-to-back games three times: February 8-9 (3a), February 2-4 (2g-1a-3pts) and November 24-28 (2g)…Recorded three multiple-point games, all 2pt matches: 2a February 9 vs. Carolina, 1g-1a February 2 vs. Los Angeles and 2a October 17 at Pittsburgh…Led New Jersey with 183 PIM, team’s most since 1999-00 (K. Oliwa, 184); totals included 34 minors, 21 majors and one misconduct…Wore no. 23 after wearing no. 27 previous season…One of four rookies on Devils’ opening night roster (N. Bergfors, A. Greene & R. Pelley)…2006-07: Split campaign between Lowell (AHL) and New Jersey during second pro season; saw action in 74 regular-season games (Lowell, 67 & New Jersey, 7) overall…Finished second on AHL Devils with 20g and tied for third (R. Murphy) with 38pts; led squad with 191 shots on goal and 150 PIM…AHL totals included three seasonhigh three-game point-scoring stretches, most recently April 13-15 (2g-2a-4pts)…Recorded six AHL multiple-point games, including season-high 4g-1a-5pts January 12 vs. Philadelphia…Named AHL Player of the Week for period ending January 14; had 5g-3a-8pts and was plus-six in 2 games…Made NHL debut March 15 at Carolina; recalled from Lowell earlier that day…Saw action in 7 games until March 30 re-assignment; recorded 3g-1a-4pts overall…Recorded first career NHL points in 1g-1a-2pt effort March 17 vs. Carolina…Was one of seven players in New Jersey’s lineup to make their NHL debut; joined A. Brooks, M. Fraser, Greene, J. Oduya, Pelley and T. Zajac…Returned to New Jersey for Stanley Cup Playoffs; saw action in 3 games…One of four players in Devils’ lineup to make their post-season debut; joined Greene, Oduya and Zajac…One of six non-drafted players in team’s lineup, joined Brooks, Greene, J. Madden, Pelley and B. Rafalski…2005-06: Made pro debut by appearing in 56 games with Albany (AHL)…Completed campaign fifth on River Rats with 13g-21a-34pts overall; led squad with 233 PIM…Attended first NHL training camp after signing free-agent contract August 12, 2005…OTHER: Played four seasons in Ontario Hockey League prior to pro career, including two-plus seasons at Kitchener…Junior totals showed 74g and 56a for 130pts and 485 PIM in 185 regular-season games played…Rangers’ teammates included the Devils’ P. Davis and Fraser…A member of Kitchener’s 2003 OHL Championship win over Ottawa 67’s; appeared in 21 playoff games…Teammates also included NHLers G. Campbell, S. Eminger, P. Kanko, M. Richards and D. Roy…Championship was Kitchener’s first since 1982 with former Devils’ defenseman S. Stevens…Saw action in 4 games en-route to 2003 Memorial Cup Championship win over Hull Olympiques at Quebec City.
Married Brittany Roberts, July 17, 2010; the couple honeymooned in the Bahamas…Spends the off-season with his family in Kitchener, Ont…Idolized Wendel Clark for the way he played, but says that his father was his greatest hockey influence…Plays golf and squash, and enjoys relaxing and watching movies on his days off… Along with C. White, participated in Play With the Pros Hockey Day in Pictou County near White’s hometown of New Glasgow, N.S.; event assists young players with the purchase of hockey equipment…Lists Braveheart as his favorite movie and Seinfeld as his favorite TV show…Listens to rock music, especially Metallica, prior to games…First job was driving a cart that delivered fruit and vegetables to the food terminal near his family’s home at age 15…Supports Clarky’s Kids, a Kitchener Rangers program that supports local families dealing with a child who has cancer…Raised money and participated with Lance Armstrong in a 75-mile charity bike ride in Kitchener on August 28, 2010 in support of children’s cancer charities and Grand River Hospital.
1st NHL GP: 3/15/07, NJ 3 @ Car. 2 • 1st NHL Goal: 3/17/07, Car. 7 @ NJ 2 vs. J. Grahame • 1st NHL Assist: 3/17/07, Car. 7 @ NJ 2 • 200th NHL GP: 3/12/10, Pit. 1 @ NJ 3 • Most Goals in Game: 2; 2/15/09, SJ 5 @ NJ 6 • Most Assists in Game: 2; 4 times, last time 10/24/09, NJ 4 @ Pit. 1 • Most Pts. in Game: 2; 12 times, last time 4/3/10, NJ 4 @ Car. 0 (1g-1a) • Most PIM in Game: 14; 3/30/09, NJ 0 @ NYR 3 (2 min., misc.) • Most Shots in Game: 7; 11/26/09, NJ 2 @ Phi. 3; 11/15/08, Wsh. 5 @ NJ 6 (SO); 11/3/07, NJ 1 @ NYR 2 • GP Streak: 168; 11/16/07-4/6/08 (63), 10/10/08- 4/11/09 (82), 10/3-11/27/09 (23) • Goal-Scoring Streak: 3; 11/7-12/09 (3g) • Assist-Scoring Streak: 2; 6 times, last time 11/6-7/09 (2a) • Point-Scoring Streak: 5; 1/11-19/09 (3g-2a-5pts) • Penalties: 84 min., 50 maj., 2 misc. • Multiple-Pt. Games: 12 2-pt. games