Personal: Born April 25, 1989 in Villanova, Pennsylvania
Originally Obtained: Selected by Colorado 45th overall in round two of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Acquired by the Boston Bruins in a trade with the Colorado Avalanche for Matt Hunwick on November 29, 2010
2011-12: Played in his 100th professional game in 4-1 win over Springfield on February 3... Played in his 100th AHL game in 2-1 OT loss at St. John's on February 8... Completed his sophomore season with 15 points on four goals and 11 helpers...
2010-11: Scored his first professional goal with Lake Erie on October 17...Was recalled by Colorado (NHL) after scoring one goal in 11 games for Lake Erie...Made his professional debut vs. Dallas on November 6 and later reassigned to Lake Erie after going scoreless in three games for Colorado...Traded to Boston (NHL) by Colorado for Matt Hunwick and reassigned to Providence on November 29...Missed 14 straight games from December 3 to January 2 due to injury...Made his debut with Providence on January 7 vs. Manchester...Recorded first multiple point game on January 9 vs. Binghamton (g, a) and his second on February 11 vs. Hershey (2a)...
2009-10: Made professional debut for Lake Erie following junior season at Boston University... Made debut on April 7 vs. Abbotsford and tallied first pro point with assist on April 10, also against Heat... Helped BU to Hockey East Semifinals while finishing third on team in scoring with 30 points, second with career-high 14 goals and first in both power play goals (8) and game-winning goals (5)... Named Hockey East First Team All-Star... Had five multiple-point games for Terriers, including career-best four points (2g, 2a) on January 2 vs. UMass... Had three point-streaks of at least three contests, including six-game run (5g, 5a) from January 29 to February 19...
2008-09: Led Terriers to NCAA National Championship, scoring game-winning overtime goal in title game against Miami (Ohio)... Finished second among BU defensemen in scoring with career-best 32 points, including eight goals and career-high 24 assists in personal-best 43 contests... Collected nine multi-point games with two points on each occasion... Recorded two point-streaks lasting at least five games...
2007-08: Helped Boston University to Hockey East Semifinals as freshman, finishing season with three goals, 13 assists and 16 points in 39 games... Made college debut against Robert Morris on October 12... Registered first college point with assist on October 13 at Alaska Anchorage... Scored first college goal in first multiple-point game at Vermont on November 16... Enjoyed three-game point-streak (3a) from November 30 - December 30... Had points in six straight games (2g, 5a) from January 26 to February 15.