CAREER: Re-signed to a 3-year contract on 7/2/11...One career hat trick...College team: Boston College (2002-05)...2005 Hobey Baker Finalist, Hockey East Player of the Year, NCAA All-American and All-Conference...NCAA 2004 Second-Team All-American and All-Conference...Won gold medals with USA at 2004 WJC and 2002 World U-18s...Has also played for OTT and CAR...Traded from OTT with Joe Corvo to CAR for Cory Stillman and Mike Commodore, 2/11/08...Traded from CAR with 2010 4th round pick (Craig Cunningham) to BOS for Aaron Ward, 7/24/09.
2013-14: Missed 11 games (10/2-10/23) with knee/ankle injuries.
2012-13: 8 points (2-6-8) in 34 games for DET...Appeared in 400th NHL game on 3/16 at VAN.
PERSONAL: Supports and works with the Michigan Humane Society...Born in Calgary but holds dual citizenship and plays for USA...Father, Mike, played for MIN and CGY and coached PHI and PIT, currently head coach at U. of Wisconsin...Uncle, Murray, played for WPG and DET.
Entering his sixth NHL season and second with the Red Wings...Won a gold medal representing the United States at the 2004 World Junior Championships, registering one goal and five assists in six games…Has also played for the Ottawa Senators and the Carolina Hurricanes during his career…Has 13 career multi-point games.