Height: 6’1” (185) | Weight: 225 (102)
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.
2008-09 Team: Los Angeles Kings
USA HOCKEY EXPERIENCE:
2008-09: Appeared in all nine games for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2009 IIHF Men’s World Championship … Led team in goals (5) … Tied for third on team and second among defensemen with seven points.
2006-07: Skated in all seven games for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2007 IIHF Men’s World Championship … Scored one goal … Helped lead the U.S. National Junior Team to the bronze medal at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship … Skated in all seven games and scored three goals … Named one of Team USA’s three best players following the tournament.
2005-06: Member of the 2006 U.S. National Junior Team … Manned the blue line in seven games during the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship and tallied a goal and five assists.
2004-05: Played 49 games for the U.S. National Under-18 Team within USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and led NTDP defensemen with 45 points (15-30) … Owns NTDP record for most points in a game (7) … Had two assists in helping Team USA win the gold medal at the 2005 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship.
2003-04: Skated in 60 games for the U.S. National Under-17 Team within the NTDP and led defensemen with 36 points (15-21) … Tallied two goals to help Team USA to the silver medal at the 2004 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship.
NHL EXPERIENCE: With Los Angeles:
2008-09: Skated in 41 games with the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings … Totaled 11 points (6-5).
2007-08: Tallied 11 points (3-8) in 74 regular-season games in his first full NHL season.
2006-07: Played five games with the Kings following the completion of his college hockey season.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Played two seasons (2005-07) at the University of Michigan of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association … Led Michigan defensemen with 16 goals and 23 assists, ranking fifth on the team with 39 points as a sophomore … Named the CCHA’s Best Offensive Defenseman … Selected to the CCHA All-Conference First Team … Led Michigan freshmen and defensemen in goals (10), assists (22) and points (32) in 2005-06 … Finalist for the CCHA’s Best Offensive Defenseman award … Earned a spot on the CCHA All-Rookie Team.
PERSONAL: Selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft … Draft rights were traded to the Los Angeles Kings on Sept. 29, 2006. The four-player deal also sent Oleg Tverdovsky to Los Angeles in exchange for Eric Belanger and Tim Gleason … Father, Jack, was a member of the 1973 NCAA championship team at the University of Wisconsin.