Saturday, March 21, 2009

Los Angeles Kings

BIRTHPLACE: Hudson, Wisconsin
COLLEGE: University of Wisonsin
POSITION: Defenseman
SIGNED : by the LA Kings as an UFA on April 1, 2008 (recalled from AHL on March 20, 2009)

skated with Hudson High School where he was a member of the school's 2001 WIAA State Championship team (was a three-time all-state player; named Wisconsin Mr. Hockey and team MVP his senior year); skated with the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) in 2003-2004 leading the team and tied for 13th in the league in scoring by a defenseman with 23 points (4-19=23); had 21 points (5-16=21), 46 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating with the Wisconsin Badgers (WCHA) appearing in all 40 games for the team; served as the Badgers’ captain; tied for the team lead in goals by a defenseman (5) and finished second on the team in points scored by a defenseman (21); during his Badgers career, he appeared in 152 total games, scored 41 points (12-29=41), logged a plus-28 rating and recorded 136 penalty minutes; recorded a collegiate career-high 21 points (5-16=21) and 46 penalty minutes while appearing in all 40 games; had a plus-6 rating; his five goals was tied for first among Wisconsin defensemen, while his 21 points ranked second among team blueliners; served as Wisconsin’s team captain

Season Highlights - AHL Manchester Monarchs (2008-2009)
  • March 20th was his second call-up of the season
  • recorded 14 points (1-13=14), 95 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating in 61 games (at the time of his second call-up)
  • his plus-5 rating was tied for third and his 95 penalty minutes was fourth
  • made NHL debut February 3rd at Ottawa
  • recalled from Manchester February 3rd
  • recorded 11 points (1-10=11), 63 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating in 46 games (at the time of his first call-up)
  • his plus-4 rating was tied for second and his 63 penalty minutes was third (at the time of his first call-up)


Anonymous said...

I wish I would have known this when he was playing hockey (in Manchester) about 15 minutes from my house! He's gorgeous : )

Stephanie said...

Well - you may still have a chance since he's mostly been called up and reassigned to the AHL team (I'm thinking he'll be back in Manchester) -- keep an eye out!!

Anonymous said...

I DEFINITELY will! : )

Meli said...

I don't know what he did, but he got a 10 minute major today in his game against the hawks--I hate that it wasn't on tv. I can't tell what happens when I'm only listening over the internet!