|BIRTHPLACE:||Almonte, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||CHI: 1998-156 overall|
|2009 PLAYOFF NOTES:
- Activated off IR on April 16
- Member of the 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON NOTES:
- Out due to injury (foot)br /> - Season-high +3 rating on Dec. 14 vs. Minnesota
- Logged four hits and four blocked shots in a career-high 23:26 TOI on Nov. 30 at Carolina
- Registered his sixth point of the season (assist) on Nov. 21 at St. Louis
- Earned an assist, his second point in as many games (1-1=2) on Oct. 27 at Columbus
- Recorded his second goal of the season on Oct. 25 at Montreal
- Scored his first goal of the campaign on Oct. 15 vs. Edmonton
|2010-11: Finished with a +8, his fourth consecutive season as a plus player (+43)…Missed last 22 games of the season due to injury and was placed on IR on March 1 (upper body)…Posted five points (2-3=5) in his last seven games prior to getting injured…Recorded primary assists on both Sharks goals in their overtime victory at Nashville on Feb. 15…Scored his first goal of the season Feb. 9 at Columbus…Registered an assist on the game's lone goal on Jan. 1 at Los Angeles…Posted an assist on Dec. 16 at Dallas, his first game back in the lineup after missing nine games to injury…Missed nine games due to inury (11/30 - 12/15; upper body)…Had his 104-games played streak snapped on Nov. 30 vs. Detroit due to injury (upper body)…Registered an assist on Nov. 15 vs. Los Angeles…Posted his first point (0-1=1) of the season on Oct. 23 at Edmonton.
2009-10: Posted career highs in games played, points and shots (47)…Third consecutive season as a plus player (plus-6) and is a plus-35 over those three seasons…Third on the team in blocked shots (113)…Registered a new career high in assists and tied his career high in points for a season with his assist vs. Nashville on March 11…Set a career high with 25:46 TOI vs. Chicago on Jan. 28...Tied a Sharks franchise record by blocking six shots on Oct. 6 at Los Angeles…Plus-2 at Anaheim on Oct. 3, the first time he faced his former team…Made Sharks debut on Oct. 1 at Colorado...Playoffs: Appeared in all 15 games and registered six penalty minutes.
2008-09: Did not appear in a game with the Sharks due to injury (foot)…Joined San Jose in a March 4 trade with Anaheim...With Anaheim: Season-high plus-3 rating on Dec. 14 vs. Minnesota.
2007-08: Ranked second on the Ducks and tied for 14th in the NHL with a plus-23 rating…Finished third amongst Anaheim defensemen in games played…Owned a plus-or-even rating in 18 consecutive games (plus-6 overall) from Jan. 23-March 5…Posted a career high three-game point streak (three assists) from Jan. 5-9…His first two career game-winning goals came within a seven-game stretch: Feb. 10 at Detroit and Feb. 24 vs. Chicago…Tied a franchise single-game record with a plus-5 rating on Nov. 15 at Los Angeles…Collected his first career power play goal on Nov. 13 vs. Los Angeles…Playoffs: Recorded his second career playoff point (assist) in Game 4 of the WCQF on April 17 at Dallas.
2006-07: Recorded first career point (assist) on Dec. 26 at San Jose…Recalled from Portland on Feb. 25 and remained with the Ducks…Originally recalled on Dec. 21, making his NHL debut on Dec. 23 at Phoenix, logging 11:03 TOI…Portland’s alternate captain and captain…Playoffs: Played in all of Anaheim’s 21 postseason contests, averaging 11:44 TOI with a plus-4…Had a playoff-high plus-2 in Game 4 of the SCF on June 4 at Ottawa…Collected his first career postseason point (assist) in Game 1 of the WCSF on April 25 vs. Vancouver.
2005-06: The only Pirate to play in all 80 games while setting career highs in goals, assists and points…Finished second among Portland defensemen in scoring and ranked first with a plus-24…Playoffs: Recorded a playoff-high nine points while leading the Pirates to the Eastern Conference Final in the Calder Cup Playoffs.
2004-05: Registered 16 points with 41 PIM in 65 games with Manitoba (AHL)…Playoffs: Notched two assists with 12 PIM in 14 games.
2003-04: With San Antonio (AHL), posted 19 points and 42 PIM in 79 games.
2002-03: Completed his second year with Norfolk (AHL)…Playoffs: Appeared in nine postseason contests, earning four points with four PIM.
2001-02: Made his professional hockey debut with Norfolk…Also made his professional postseason debut, appearing in four playoff games…2000-01: In his senior season at Clarkson University, collected collegiate highs in goals, assists and points…Named to the NCAA East First All-American Team and ECAC First All-Star Team…Led the Golden Knights to the best regular season record in the ECAC.
Personal: “Husky” and “Vern” (given by Joe Thornton, but has no idea why) lists these favorites: Radiohead (musicians); “Bottle Rocket” (a 1996 movie that marked the on-screen debuts of Owen and Luke Wilson); “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (television show); Larry David (actor and non-sports idol); Ottawa Senators (NHL team while growing up); Ottawa (NHL road city); Forbes Mill (San Jose area restaurant); Turtle Island (vacation spot — went there recently for his honeymoon); steak (food); “R.B.I. Baseball” for Nintendo (video game); Christmas (holiday); playing Scrabble vs. Jason Demers (board game — and they’re even in their match-up, according to Huskins)…first job was holding a stop sign at a construction site…memorable NHL moment: winning 2007 Stanley Cup with Anaheim…Chris Chelios is his hockey idol…affiliated with School Box in his hometown of Almonte, Ontario. The group goes to poor countries and provides them with school supplies…most famous person in cell phone directory is Jason Demers…calls his golf handicap “not good”…likes to play at Black Gold Golf Course in Southern California…started skating and playing hockey at five…wears Reebok skates, size 10.5.