|Hometown :||Toronto, ON|
|Date of Birth :||04/25/1987|
2011-12 Season: Collected 15 points (6-9=15) and a career-high 253 penalty minutes with the Monarchs...Finished third in the American Hockey League and first on the team with 253 penalty minutes...Recorded three points (2-1=3) in a 7-1 victory against the Providence Bruins on October 14...Recorded a three-game point-streak (1-2=3) from March 11-18...Appeared in his 200th career AHL game against the Worcester Sharks on November 12...Missed 17 games due to injury.
Career Highlights: Recorded career-highs in goals (eight), assists (14), points (22) and shots on goal (85) during the 2010-11 season...Led the Monarchs and ranked 10th in the AHL with 222 penalty minutes for the 2010-11 season...Made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings versus the Edmonton Oilers on February 11, 2010…Earned his first two NHL points (both assists), a plus-2 rating and seven penalty minutes against the Colorado Avalanche on February 13, 2010 (second NHL game)…Collected two points (0-2=2) and 26 penalty minutes in 14 games with the Kings during the 2009-10 season…Recorded 14 points (4-10=14) and 126 penalty minutes in 44 games with the Monarchs during the 2009-10 season…Ranked second on the Monarchs squad with 126 penalty minutes…Ranked first in Manchester averaging 2.86 penalty minutes per game...Recorded nine points (3-6=9) and 87 penalty minutes in 35 games with Manchester during the 2008-09 season…Missed the first month of the 2008-09 season due to a chest injury suffered in training camp…Made season debut at Hamilton against the Bulldogs on November 19, 2008…Played in just two games before injuring his knee and did not return until January 17, 2009…Split his first professional season between the AHL’s Iowa Stars and the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads in 2007-08…Collected eight points (3-5=8) and 137 penalty minutes in 38 games with the Stars…His 137 penalty minutes ranked second on the team…Recorded his first AHL point, an assist, with the Stars against the Milwaukee Admirals on December 14, 2007…Tallied his first AHL goal against the Rockford IceHogs on January 18, 2008…Registered 10 points (1-9=10) and 41 penalty minutes in 19 games with the Steelheads…Scored his first professional point, an assist, against the Victoria Salmon Kings on October 20, 2007…Tallied his first professional goal against Victoria on November 23, 2007...Made his professional debut with the Stars against Chicago on April 14, 2007…Collected two penalty minutes in his debut…Collected a career-high in goals (32), assists (46), points (78) and penalty minutes (151) in 67 games with the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts during the 2006-07 season…Honored with the Colts’ Sportsmanship Award for the month of October in 2006…Played in 186 games with the OHL’s Sarnia Sting over three seasons (2003-06)…Tallied 102 points (44-58=102) and 301 penalty minutes during his career with the Sting…Honored with the Bobby Smith Trophy for the 2004-05 season as the OHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year.
Transactions: Selected by the Dallas Stars in the third-round (71st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft…Signed a three-year entry-level contract with Dallas on March 25, 2007…Traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Lauri Tukonen on July 21, 2008…Inked a one-year contract with the Kings on July 17, 2010...Signed a one-year contract with the Kings on July 15, 2011...Signed a two-year contract with the Kings on June 15, 2012...Inked a one-year contract with the Monarchs on September 27, 2012.