Height: 6’0” (183) | Weight: 217 (98)

Shoots: Left

2008-09 Team: Carolina Hurricanes


2007-08: Appeared in six games at the 2008 IIHF Men’s World Championship and registered one assist.

2002-03: Member of the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship … Limited to one game due to injury.

2000-01: Skated in all seven games for the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2001 IIHF World Junior Championship… Recorded one assist.

NHL EXPERIENCE: With Carolina:

2008-09: Appeared in 70 regular-season games in his fifth National Hockey League season and third with the Carolina Hurricanes … Registered 12 assists … Ranked third on team with +3 … Registered five points (1-4) in 18 playoff games.

2007-08:Appeared in a career-high 80 regular-season games … Led all Hurricane defensemen with 151 hits … Recorded three goals and 16 assists … Finished the season with a career-high +5 rating.

2006-07: Skated in 57 regular-season games … Notched two goals and added four assists.

With Los Angeles:

2005-06: Played in 78 regular-season games and finished second on the team with 141 hits and third on the squad with 117 blocked shots … Notched a careerbest 21 points (2-19).

2003-04: Appeared in 47 regular-season games and recorded seven assists.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Played two seasons (2003-05) with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League … Skated in 67 regular-season games for Manchester in 2004-05 … Led all Monarch blueliners with 10 goals and finished second among the team’s defensemen with 24 points … Finished the regular season with a +17 rating … Appeared in five playoff games … Tallied eight assists in 22 regular-season games for Manchester in 2003- 04 … Recorded one assist in six postseason games … Totaled 151 points (37-114) in 216 regular-season games over four seasons (1999-2003) with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League … Captained the team and led all Windsor defensemen with 38 points (7-31) in 2002-03 … Represented the Western Conference in the 2002 OHL All-Star Game … Led all defensemen and finished second on the team with 59 points (17-42) in a team-high 67 games in 2001-02 … Totaled 20 points (7-13) in 16 postseason games … Served as an alternate captain for Windsor and led all Spitfire defensemen with 36 points (8-28) in 2000-01 … Named Windsor’s Most Outstanding Defenseman … Appeared in 55 games in his rookie season in 1999-2000 …Named to the OHL All-Rookie Second Team … Led all Windsor blueliners with six points (2-4)in 12 postseason games.

PERSONAL: Selected by the Ottawa Senators in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft … Traded from Ottawa to the Los Angeles Kings for Bryan Smolinski on March 11, 2003 … Acquired by Carolina along with Eric Belanger from Los Angeles for Oleg Tverdovsky and Jack Johnson in2006 … Born on January 29, 1983, in Clawson, Mich.