CAREER: Re-signed to a 4-year contract on 9/14/12...Made NHL debut on 4/3/08 vs CBJ...Former Michigan State Spartan (2005-08)...2008 CCHA Best Defensive Forward...2008 CCHA Humanitarian Award...2007 NCAA National Champion...Scored GWG in National Championship game vs Boston College...2007 NCAA Tournament MVP and Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player...Represented the USA at 2007 WJC (bronze) and 2012 WC...2005 USHL Clark Cup champion with Cedar Rapids RoughRiders...2004 Mr. Hockey Award as top high school player in Michigan.
2012-13: Led DET with 119 hits...Tallied a career-high 10 goals...One of four Red Wings to appear in all 48 games this season...Recorded 1st career hat trick on 3/22 at ANA.
PERSONAL: Started 'Abby's All-Stars' reading program for elementary school students across the state of Michigan.
Entering his third professional season…. Re-signed to a new two-year contract on August 23, 2010….Has appeared in 54 career regular season games and 21 career postseason games…Made his NHL debut 4/3/08 on an amateur tryout.