Saturday, April 4, 2009

New York Islanders

BIRTHPLACE: Minot, North Dakota
COLLEGE: Minnesota State Univerity - Mankato (2 seasons)
POSITION: Right Wing
DRAFTED: in the second round of the 2001 draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets (38th overall)
SIGNED: by the NY Islanders as a free agent on July 5, 2007

named to Minnesota High School All-Conference Team (1999, 2000) and Minnesota All-State Team (2000); traded to Phoenix by Columbus on October 8, 2005 then traded to Los Angeles by Phoenix on March 9, 2006 and signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 5, 2007.

Season Highlights (2008-2009)
  • leads the Islanders in penalty minutes (153)
  • tied for the team lead in hits (135)
  • already established new career highs in games played, goals, assists, points, penalty minutes and shots this season
  • scored in his first game of the season on November 8th against Pittsburgh
  • scored his first career shorthanded goal on January 3rd against the SJS
  • played in his 100th NHL game on January 17th against the NJ Devils
  • scored his fourth goal of the season, dished out five hits and finished +1 to earn Third Star honors on February 10th against the LA Kings
  • recorded his 200th NHL penalty minute on February 14th against the Flyers
  • signed a one-year contract extension through 2009-10 on March 19th
  • earned a career-high two assists on March 20th against the Carolina Hurricanes