Height: 6’4” (193) | Weight: 219 (99)
2008-09 Team: St. Louis Blues
USA HOCKEY EXPERIENCE:
2006-07: Appeared in all seven games for Team USA at the 2007 IIHF Men’s World Championship and registered two assists … Member of the 2007 U.S. National Junior Team that participated in the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship … Led Team USA defensemen with 10 points (4-6) … Tied for first on team with a +3 rating.
2005-06: Member of the 2006 U.S. National Junior Team … Played in seven games during the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship and recorded a goal and three assists … Played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team within USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program … Led all defensemen in goals (16), assists (33) and points (49) in 47 games … Tallied nine power-play markers and four game-winning goals … Helped Team USA capture the gold medal at the 2006 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship … Named to the tournament’s all-star team after finishing with four goals, six assists and a +6 rating.
2004-05: Skated in 42 games with the U.S. National Under-17 Team and 15 games for the U.S. National Under-18 Team within the NTDP… Totaled 26 points (11-15) between the two teams … Helped the U.S. National Under-18 Team win the gold medal at the 2005 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship … Recorded five shots and finished +4 at the tournament … Collected four points (1-3) in four games as Team USA won the Four Nations Cup in Ann Arbor, Mich.
2008-09: Did not play during the 2008-09 season with the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues because of injury.
2007-08:Appeared in 69 games during his rookie season … Led defensemen on team with 33 points (5-28) … Ranked third on team in assists (28) … Ranked second among NHL rookie defensemen in assists (28), tied for second in points (33) and tied for third in game-winning goals (3).
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Appeared in one game with the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League during the 2007-08 season … In 2006-07, skated in 41 games with the University of Minnesota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and collected four goals and 20 assists … Ranked fifth on team in assists (20) … Ranked third among team defensemen in points (24).
PERSONAL: Selected with the first overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues … Fifth American to be chosen with first overall pick … Born in 1988, in Bloomington, Minn.