|BIRTHPLACE:||Minneapolis, MN, USA|
|DRAFTED:||CHI: 2003-245 overall|
|Playoffs: Recorded a game-high seven hits in both Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Calgary (April 16 and 18) ... Tallied his first career Stanley Cup Playoff point with an assist on April 25 against Calgary ... Netted a postseason career high two assists and three points in Chicago's Game 6 conference quarterfinal clincher over Calgary ... Netted a postseason career high two goals on May 9 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Vancouver ... Dished out an assist in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Vancouver on May 11, his fourth point (G, 3A) in series-clinching contests this postseason ... Tallied points in a playoff-best three straight games from May 9 to 17 (2G, 2A).
Regular Season: Shared seventh on the club with 15 goals and finished 11th with 31 points in a career-high 77 games ... Led team forwards and ranked second overall with 169 hits ... Ranked third on the squad with 202 shots, which includes posting at least one over his final 35 regular-season contests ... Accrued five points (2G, 3A) over his final seven regular-season matchups ... Recorded a career-high four points (2G, 2A) on Dec. 28 at Minnesota to help lift the Blackhawks to their ninth straight win, establishing a franchise record ... Was one of two Chicago players to notch four points in a game ... Tallied two goals in a game twice (Dec. 12 and 28) ... Tallied a season-high two assists twice (Nov. 3 and Dec. 28) ... Accrued a season-high 15 penalty minutes on Jan. 4 against Calgary ... Recorded a team single-game high eight hits on Jan. 21 against St. Louis ... Netted Chicago's only penalty shot goal of the season on April 11 at Detroit, becoming the first Blackhawks player in over 32 years to post a game-winning penalty shot goal (Cliff Koroll, Oct. 24, 1976) ... Ranked third on the team with 81 penalty minutes ... Posted points in back to back contests four times ... Missed three games due to injury from Nov. 20 to 26.
2008-09: Shared seventh on the club with 15 goals and finished 11th with 31 points in a career-high 77 regular-season games … Led team forwards and ranked second overall with 169 hits … Ranked third on the squad with 202 shots, which includes posting at least one over his final 35 regular-season contests … Registered nine points (3G, 6A) in 17 games during his Stanley Cup Playoff debut … Tied for the NHL lead with 78 hits at the end of the conference finals ... Recorded a career-high four points (2G, 2A) on Dec. 28 at Minnesota to help lift the Blackhawks to their franchise-record ninth straight win ... Netted Chicago’s only penalty shot goal of the season on April 11 at Detroit, becoming the first Blackhawks player in over 32 years to post a game-winning penalty shot goal (Cliff Koroll, Oct. 24, 1976).
2007-08: Ranked fifth on the Blackhawks with 19 goals and shared fifth with 36 points in 67 games … Tied for second on the squad with seven power-play tallies and four game-winners … Notched points in a season-high three-straight games from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, collecting six points (four goals, two assists) … Netted consecutive power-play game-winning goals March 4 at Minnesota and March 5 against Anaheim … Posted a career-high 11 shots on goal, one shy of matching a franchise record, Feb. 6 at Edmonton … Logged a season-high 25:27 in ice time Jan. 8 at Montreal … Recorded his first-career hat trick, tying the team record for goals in a game by a blueliner, in a span of 5:29 in the first period against Phoenix Nov. 30 … Posted a career-high four points Nov. 30 … Assigned to Rockford (AHL) Oct. 3 and registered seven points (two goals, five assists) in eight games before being recalled Nov. 3.
2006-07: Appeared in 9 games for the Blackhawks, tallying 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) … Appeared in 63 games with the Norfolk Admirals (AHL), tallying 44 points (16 goals, 28 assists) … Missed 9 games due to injury from Nov. 24 to Dec. 10 … Set a Norfolk franchise record for shots in a single season with 241 … Named to the Second-Team AHL All-Star … Scored 2 goals in the Admirals home opener vs. Hershey on Oct. 13 … Had a 5-game scoring streak (2 goals, 4 assists) from Dec. 15 to Dec. 23 … Named to the Planet USA AHL All-Star team on Jan. 9 … Won the CCM Vector Hardest Shot event at the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Jan. 28, with a slap shot clocked at 98.7 mph … Scored the game-winning goal 3 times in a 4-game stretch, one in overtime on Jan. 21 at Philadelphia … Appeared in his 100th AHL contest on March 4 at Portland … Had a 6-game scoring and assist streak (1 goal, 6 assists) from March 17 to 31.
2005-06: Appeared in 25 games for the Blackhawks recording 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists), 45 shots and 40 hits ... Made his NHL debut on March 1 vs. Nashville and scored his first career goal, the game-winner, in a 3-0 win ... Registered 8 goals and 15 assists for 23 points in 53 games played for Norfolk ... Appeared in 4 playoff games for the Admirals tallying 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points.
2004-05: Surpassed 20 goals for the first time in junior career with 22 tallies (Had 16 in 2003-04) ... Added 36 assists to total a career-high 58 points in 64 games played ... Logged a career-high 184 penalty minutes ... Named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for December.
2003-04: Recorded 45 points (16 goals, 29 assists) and 137 penalty minutes in 66 games played for Prince George.
2002-03: Appeared in 48 games for Prince George of the WHL tallying 9 goals and 28 assists for 37 points to go along with 74 penalty minutes ... Skated in 5 playoff games for Prince George recording 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) and 12 penalty minutes ... Skated in 8 games for Brandon of the WHL collecting 1 goal and 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes.
2001-02: Played 52 games for the Chicago Mission of the MAHL recording 62 points (32 goals, 30 assists).
Nickname is Buff … Summer is his favorite season … Prefers deep dish pizza over thin crust … His favorite cereal is Honeycombs and favorite ice cream is chocolate … Lists his favorite hockey moment as his NHL debut and his most embarrassing moment as when he scored a goal in his own net … Childhood nickname was Bubba and has 3 siblings, 2 sisters and 1 brother.