|BIRTHPLACE:||Strathroy, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||BUF: 1997-156 overall|
|Playoffs: Dished out a postseason-high two assists on April 22 at Calgary ... Netted a goal on April 27 against Calgary (Game 6), snapping a streak of 49 games without a marker dating back to the regular season ... Netted his second goal of the playoffs in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on May 5 against Vancouver ... Matched a postseason-high two assists in both Game 5 (May 9) and Game 6 (May 11) of the Western Conference Semifinals against Vancouver ... Led Chicago with a +5 plus/minus rating during the conference semifinals.
Regular Season: Paced Blackhawks defensemen with 45 assists and 52 points and ranked third among team blueliners with seven goals while appearing in all 82 contests during his Blackhawks debut ... Tied for second on the club with 45 assists and ranked fifth with 52 points ... Led NHL defensemen with 31 assists and 35 points on the road ... Tied for third among league blueliners in assists (45) and finished 10th in points (52), the most by a Chicago defenseman in 13 years ... Recorded 24 of his 52 points on the power play (4G, 20A), third-best on the club ... Named to the starting lineup for the Western Conference in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal, posting an assist in his third career appearance in the league's midseason classic ... Appeared on the ice for 113 of Chicago's 260 goals this season, the most on the club ... Ranked third on the club in time on ice (22:34) ... Finished the regular season on a four-game assist streak, collecting five helpers during that span .. . Registered points in a season-best five consecutive matchups from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3, accruing an assist in each matchup ... Posted 10 multiple-point performances, which includes accruing a season-high three points (G, 2A) on Nov. 16 against San Jose ... Posted two assists in a game six times ... Notched his 200th career NHL assist against Montreal on March 31 ... Posted a season-high +4 plus/minus rating on Jan. 6 against Phoenix ... Logged a season-high 31:47 time on ice on Nov. 18 against Phoenix ... Potted his first game-winning goal as a member of the Blackhawks on Dec. 16 at Edmonton ... Netted his first goal in a Blackhawks uniform on Oct. 15 against Phoenix ... Finished the regular season having appeared in 320 consecutive game, the second-longest active streak among NHL blueliners behind Jay Bouwmeester.
Stanley Cup Playoff Experience: This marks his fourth career postseason appearance with his third different club ... Collected 16 assists and 20 points in 47 career games with the Buffalo Sabres (2006 and 2007) and San Jose Sharks (2008) ... Helped the Sabres come within one game of reaching the Finals in his postseason debut in 2006, dishing out six assists in 18 contests ... Accrued three goals and seven point in 16 tilts during the 2007 playoffs, helping Buffalo to a second straight appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals ... Tallied six assists and seven points in 13 contests last season with the San Jose Sharks before the team was eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals.
2009-10: Ranked second among team defensemen in goals (7), assists (31) and points (38) in 68 regular-season contests … Tied for the team-lead among blueliners with three power-play goals … Posted eight multi-point games … Missed March 17 game at Anaheim due to injury, ending consecutive games streak at 388, second-longest among active NHL blueliners prior to its conclusion ... Registered assists in four straight games from Dec. 23 to 29 ... Netted two goals and an assist over a three-game point streak from Dec. 16 to 20 ... Collected a pair of assists in a win at Pittsburgh on Dec. 5 ... Recorded five helpers over a three-game stretch from Nov. 19 to 22 ... Logged a season-high 28:14 of ice time on Nov. 6 at Colorado .... Tallied multiple assists in back-to-back games on Oct. 12 and 14 and points in three consecutive games (5A) from Oct. 12-15 … Missed final 14 games of regular season due to injury... Posted one goal and four assists in 19 postseason tilts while helping the Blackhawks to the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship … Collected the primary assist on Patrick Kane’s Cup-clinching goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 9 in Philadelphia … Led all defensemen and tied for the overall NHL lead with a +11 plus/minus rating in the Playoffs.2008-09: Paced Blackhawks defensemen with 45 assists and 52 points and ranked third among team blueliners with seven goals while appearing in all 82 regular-season contests during his Blackhawks debut … Tied for second on the club with 45 assists and ranked fifth with 52 points … Led NHL defensemen with 31 assists and 35 points on the road … Tied for third among league blueliners in assists (45) and finished 10th in points (52), the most by a Chicago defenseman in 13 years … Recorded 24 of his 52 points on the power play (4G, 20A), third-best on the club … Named to the starting lineup for the Western Conference in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal, posting an assist in his third career appearance in the league’s midseason classic … Tied for fourth among NHL defensemen with eight assists and 10 points in 17 matchups at the conclusion of the conference finals … Appeared on the ice for 113 of Chicago’s 260 goals this season, the most on the club.
2007-08: Ranked second among NHL defensemen with 54 assists and tied for third with 62 points – both career-highs – in 83 regular-season games … Started the season with the Buffalo Sabres, his eighth campaign with the team, notching five goals and 38 assists before being traded to the San Jose Sharks Feb. 26 … Acquired by the Sharks from the Sabres along with a seventh-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft for Steve Bernier and a first-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft … Collected 19 points (three goals, 16 assists) in the final 20 regular-season contests of the season with San Jose …. Accrued seven points (one goal, six assist) in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games with San Jose … Established a career-best with a six-game point/assist streak from March 21 to April 1, racking up one goal and six helpers … Racked up 13 multi-point outings, which included nine games with two-or-more assists … Notched a season-best in points with four assists Oct. 13 against Washington (while with Buffalo) … Represented the Sabres in the 2008 NHL All-Star Game, his second-consecutive appearance in the mid-season classic … Potted a goal in the 2007 NHL Winter Classic Jan. 1 in Buffalo’s 2-1 shootout loss against Pittsburgh … Named Buffalo’s captain for the month of December.
2006-07: Paced Buffalo defensemen with 42 assists and 48 points in 82 games … Named captain for the month of December … Registered seven points (four goals, three assists) in 16 playoff games to help the squad reach the Eastern Conference Finals.
2005-06: Potted a career-high 12 goals, leading team defensemen … Paced club blueliners in assists (32) and points (44) … Five of his 12 markers were game-winners, tied for the most on the team and third-best among league blueliners … Skated in his first career NHL All-Star Game … Netted his first career two-goal game on Nov. 17 against Washington … Accrued six assists in 18 postseason contests to help the team reach Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
2004-05: Skated with Jokerit Helsinki of the Finnish League during the NHL lockout, collecting 12 goals and 25 points in 44 outings.
2003-04: Registered eight assists and 11 points in 53 games with the Sabres.
2002-03: Spent his first full season in the NHL, racking up 17 assists and 19 points in 65 outings with Buffalo.
2001-02: Notched six points (three goals, three assists) in 29 tilts with the Sabres … Recorded 35 assists and 37 points in 45 contests with the AHL’s Rochester Americans.
2000-01: Appeared in eight games with the Sabres, accruing two penalty minutes … Tied for the lead among Americans defensemen with 32 points (seven goals, 25 assists) … Selected to the Canadian Team in the AHL All-Star Classic.
1999-2000: Made his NHL debut, collecting one goal and five points in 12 contests with Buffalo … Ranked second among Americans defensemen with 26 points (two goals, 24 assists) in 67 outings … Dished out three assists in 21 Calder Cup Playoff games to help Rochester reach the Calder Cup Finals.
1998-99: Captured the Memorial Cup with the Ottawa 67’s while being named the Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year … Led OHL defensemen with 87 points (12 goals, 75 assists) en route to being named the OHL MVP and an OHL First All-Star … Awarded the George Parsons Trophy as the Memorial Cup Tournament’s Most Sportsmanlike Player … Made his professional debut when he skated in two postseason games with the Rochester Americans.
1997-98: Netted 53 points (14 goals, 39 assists) in 66 regular-season contests with Ottawa and 15 points (one goal, 14 assists) in 13 postseason outings.
1996-97: Racked up 36 assists and 43 points in 66 regular-season tilts with the 67’s and 13 points (two goals and 11 assists) in 24 postseason matchups helping the squad reach the OHL Finals.
1995-96: Made his junior debut, posting 22 assists and 27 points in 66 regular-season tilts before accruing one assist in four postseason matchups