Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 5.13.85 Winnipeg, Mantioba
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Still Active With The Devils
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
He had a pretty good rookie year as a result of playing on a line with fellow Sioux (That's North Dakota for those not in
the college hockey know.) alum Zach Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner. He and Parise in particular developed a
chemistry that usually doesn't happen for players as young as that.
He would struggle in his sophomore campaign largely because of Parise being promoted to the top line of the team.
("Largely" doesn't mean "only" I should tell all those that are about to jump me saying that he didn't put in the effort on
a regular basis.) He still managed to crank out a 30-plus point season.
08-09 was set be a critical year for him, and all he did was deliver the best year of his young career. From there, he has
developed into the Devils' most reliable two-way center.
At one time, he had a consecutive games played streak of 401 games, a mark that surpassed Ken Daneyko's team and
franchise record of 388.
|Entry Draft: 2004 First Round Pick (20th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise