Personal: June 4, 1988 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2011-12: Started the season with Boston and skated in three games, averaging 6:07 of ice time... Made debut with Providence on October 21 vs. Worcester...Recorded an assist in 4-3 SO win... Skated in his 100th AHL game in 4-1 win over Portland on Jan. 6... Finished his second professional season with 22 points (3g, 19a)...
2010-11: Made his professional debut on October 15 against Springfield and recorded his first professional point (assist) on October 17 at Manchester... Earned 1st Star honors with a goal and six shots on November 13 at Manchester... Recorded a four-game point streak (2g, 3a) from November 6 to November 13... Earned his first NHL recall by Boston on January 9 after scoring 12 points (4g, 8a) in 34 games for Providence... Made NHL debut the following night at Pittsburgh (NHL)... Reassigned to Providence after going scoreless in one game for Boston, but earned his second recall on January 14... Both of his first NHL games were against Pittsburgh (scoreless in both)... Made his third appearance in a Boston uniform on March 5th, again against Pittsburgh... Reassigned by Boston to Providence on March 12 after going scoreless in four games for Boston... His 23 points (5g, 18a) in 69 games ranked him first among defensemen and third among rookies on the P-Bruins...
2009-10: Set collegiate career-highs in goals (6) and penalty minutes (99) as sophomore at Ohio State University... Appeared in all 39 games, leading all Buckeyes defensemen in goals and points (18)... Ranked first on club in PIM, including career-high 26 PIM vs. Denver on October 26... Registered two three-game point-streaks... Named All-CCHA Honorable Mention, OSU Scholar Athlete and Academic All Big Ten choice... Traded to Boston from Florida with Dennis Seidenberg for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and 2010 second round draft pick at NHL's Trade Deadline March 3... Signed by Boston to entry-level contract on April 29...
2008-09: Set personal-highs in games (41), assists (15) and points (20) as Ohio State freshman... Finished second among Buckeyes blue-liners in goals (5), assists and points... Named to CCHA All-Rookie Team, twice earned CCHA Rookie of the Week, honored as OSU Most Valuable Freshman, Best Defensive Player, Scholar Athlete and Academic All Big Ten choice... Made college debut October 10 vs. Miami... Recorded first college point with goal at Denver on October 24... Tallied first college assists in first multiple-point game October 25 at Denver... Took career-high nine shots at Ferris State on January 17.