Height: 6’0” (183) | Weight: 180 (82)
2008-09 Team: Boston Bruins
USA HOCKEY EXPERIENCE:
2007-08: Skated in seven games for Team USA at the 2008IIHF Men’s World Championship … Led team in goals (6) and tied for first in points (10).
2006-07:Appeared in all seven games for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2007 IIHF Men’s World Championship … Led Team USA with five assists and finished third with seven points …Recorded a team-high 26 shots on goal.
2005-06: Was a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team that competed at the 2006 IIHF Men’s World Championship ... Tallied one goal and added an assist in seven games ... Member of the U.S. National Junior Team that competed in the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship ... Totaled one goal and 10 assists for a tournament-high 11 points in seven games. 2004-05: Helped lead the Team USA capture the gold medal at the 2005 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship ... Led Team USA with nine goals and seven assists in six games … Captured the directorate award as the tournament’s best forward and was also named to the Media All-Star Team ... Member of the U.S. National Junior Team that competed at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship ... Recorded six points (4-2) and a team-high 34 shots in seven games ... Played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team within USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and led team in goals (52), assists (46), power-play goals (14), shorthanded goals (7) and game-winning goals (13) … Became the NTDP’s all-time leader in career goals (104) and points (180).
2003-04: Played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team within the NTDP and led the team with 82 points (52-30) in 62 games … Helped the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team win the silver medal at the 2004 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship … Totaled 10 points (7-3) in six games.
NHL EXPERIENCE: With Boston:
2008-09: Played in 70 regular-season games during his third National Hockey League season with the Boston Bruins … Registered career-highs in goals (36), assists (24), points (60), power-play (8) and game-winning goals (6) … Led team in goals (36) … Second on team in game-winning goals (7) … Fourth on team in points (60) and power-play goals (8) … Appeared in 11 playoff games and collected six goals and five assists.
2007-08:Appeared in all 82 regular-season … Registered 37 points (19-18) … Tallied five powerplay goals and three game-winning markers … Scored team-leading three goals and tied for third on the Bruins with four points in four playoff games.
2006-07:Totaled 29 points (11-18) in 70 games … Had seven multi-point games … Missed 11 games following cancer surgery on Dec. 11, 2006 … Competed in the NHL YoungStars game during All-Star Weekend and notched a hat trick while adding an assist … Won the NHL’s Bill Masterton Award for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Scored one goal in two games during a rehab stint with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League in 2006-07 … Played one season (2005-06) at the University of Minnesota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association … Scored 18 goals and added 33 assists to lead the nation’s freshmen with 51 points ... Named WCHA Rookie of the Year ... Finished second on the Gophers in points and ranked 11th nationwide ... Had 14 multi-point games and two multi-goal games.
PERSONAL: Selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round (5th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft ... Honored with the Bob Johnson Award at the 2005 USA Hockey Annual Congress for excellence in international hockey competition during a specific season of play … Sister, Amanda, was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team that captured the first-ever gold medal at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship … Born in 1987, in Madison, Wis.