Birth date: October 27, 1986
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
2015-16Returned to the Wolves lineup on April 2 after missing 19 games due to injury … Appeared in five NHL games with the St. Louis Blues and served as a Black Ace during 2016 postseason … Contributed 2 assists in 4-3 overtime victory on Jan. 26 against Iowa … Registered 2 assists, and earned third star status, in 4-3 overtime win versus Rockford (Dec. 19).2014-15Spent most of the season with St. Louis (NHL), where he posted 3 goals and 6 assists in 33 regular-season games ... Started the year with Chicago (AHL) and contributed 1 goal and 8 assists in 14 games ... 2013-14: Posted his best NHL season since 2009-10, putting up 14 assists, 16 points, and 39 penalty minutes while appearing in all 82 games for Calgary.2012-13Dished out seven assists and totaled eight points in 44 games during a lockout-shortened season with Calgary (NHL) ... Held scoreless and accrued eight penalty minutes in five games with Karlskrona HK (Swe-1) ... Dished out two assists in 10 games with Team USA at the World Championship, taking home a bronze medal.2011-12Put up 15 points (2G, 13A) and 34 penalty minutes in 68 games with Calgary (NHL) ... Selected to represent the United States at the World Championships, contributing two points (G, A) in eight games.2010-11Accrued nine points (2G, 7A) and 26 penalty minutes in 49 contests with Buffalo (NHL) ... Skated in seven playoff contests with Buffalo, posting one assist and 10 penalty minutes.2009-10Achieved professional career highs with 20 assists and 21 points while appearing in 59 games with Buffalo (NHL).2008-09Dressed in 47 games for Buffalo (NHL), recording six points (2G, 4A) and 18 penalty minutes ... Made his NHL debut on Dec. 19 in Buffalo's 5-0 win over Los Angeles, picking up a +2 plus/minus rating and his first NHL point (an assist) ... Dished out 10 assists and 12 points in 27 games with Portland (AHL) ... Held scoreless in four Calder Cup playoff tilts with Portland (AHL) ... Made his professional debut on Oct. 11 in Portland's 6-3 win over Manchester, collecting his first professional points with two assistsCollegiate Career (2005-08)Posted a 22-point (7G, 15A) freshman campaign and 28 penalty minutes in 35 games with University of Denver ... Served as an alternate captain as a junior ... Helped the University of Denver capture the 2008 WCHA Championship ... Named to the 2008 NCAA West Second All-American Team and the 2008 WCHA Second All-Star Team ... Set collegiate career highs in goals (10), assists (17), and points (27), while appearing in 39 games as a sophomore with the University of Denver ... Contributed 17 points (3G, 14A) and 38 penalty minutes in 41 games as a freshman with the University of Denver ... Named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team for 2006 ... Named to Team USA for the U20 World Junior Championship, recording two penalty minutes in four games.2004-05More than tripled his offensive output in his second USHL season with Sioux City, registering 22 assists, 28 points, and 90 penalty minutes in 60 games ... Appeared in 13 playoff games for Sioux City (USHL), accruing seven points (G, 6A) and 10 penalty minutes ... Named to the USHL First All-Star Team ... Finished the regular season with a +36 plus/minus rating, the best in the USHL.2003-04Put up three goals, six assists, and 37 penalty minutes in 55 games with Sioux City (USHL) ... Dished out one assist and collected six penalty minutes in seven USHL playoff tilts with Sioux City.