|DRAFTED:||SJS: 1999-241 overall|
|2011-12: 1st on the team in hits (126) and 2nd in blocked shots (143)…Has never been a minus player in seven NHL seasons…Set a franchise single-game high with his 10 hits vs. Los Angeles on April 7…Missed eight games due to injury from Feb. 17 through March 1…Recorded an assist (the 50th of his career) and a season-high five shots on Jan. 31 vs. Columbus, which marked his 400th NHL game, only the fifth Sharks defenseman to play in that many games...Placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 11 with an upper body injury and activated on Dec. 28…Recorded an assist and six hits at Detroit on Oct. 28…Was a +1 and had 7 penalty minutes on Oct. 21 at New Jersey…Recorded first point of the season with an assist on Oct. 17 vs. Anaheim…Was a +2 and led the team with four blocked shots in the season opener vs. Phoenix on Oct. 8.
CAREER 2010-11: Set a career high in shots (102) and tied one in assists…Led San Jose in hits (203) and was second in blocked shots (140)…Four-game point/assist streak from April 2-8 set career highs in both categories (four, four assists)…Seven blocked shots on Feb. 5 at Boston set a single-game franchise record (since surpassed by Vlasic)…Set a career high in time on ice (28:17) on Jan. 20 at Vancouver…Missed five games (Dec. 13-21, lower body) and four (Nov. 15-20, lower body)…Scored his first goal on Dec. 9 at Buffalo…Returned from injury and earned game’s No. 2 star vs. Chicago on Nov. 24 by registering seven hits and four blocked shots…Played in his 300th game on Nov. 4 vs. St. Louis…Registered first point of the season with an assist on Oct. 19 vs. Carolina…Ranked 16th on The Sporting News’ “Smartest Athletes” list. He was one of two NHL players (George Parros) on the list…Playoffs: Seventh in NHL in hits (69) and T-5th in blocked shots (48), both led team...Blocked five shots and had five hits in WCSF Game 7 vs. Detroit…Had seven blocked shots in WCSF Game 3 at Detroit…Tied for the team lead with seven hits, added an assist and four blocked shots in WCQF Game 1.
2009-10: Established career highs for goals, assists and points in a season…10th in the NHL in hits (233), third amongst League defensemen…Tied a season team high with eight hits on March 14 at Anaheim…Named Sharks Foundation “Sharks Player of the Month” for December…Scored his first career power play goal on Jan. 4 vs. Los Angeles which tied his career high for points in a season (10)…Scored his first career game-winning goal, adding an assist and six hits, in earning No. 1 star on Jan. 2 vs. Edmonton…Scored his first goal of the season and his first in 108 games on Nov. 1 at Carolina…Posted a hat trick in the preseason (three goals and an assist) on Sept. 25 vs. Anaheim…Playoffs: Sixth in the League in hits (56)…T-8th in points amongst defensemen in the first round (five)…Scored his first career playoff goal and added two assists in Game 6 of the WCQF on April 24…Primary assist on Pavelski’s OT game-winner in WCQF Game 4…Registered six hits in WCQF Game 2…Olympics: Represented Sweden and was a plus-1 in four games.
2008-09: Led team in hits (175)...Appeared in his 200th NHL game on March 22 vs. Colorado...Tied a career high with two assists on Jan. 13 vs. Tampa Bay and Jan. 17 vs. Detroit...Playoffs: Led team in hits (22) and was T-2nd in PIM.
2007-08: Second on Sharks in plus/minus (plus-20, T-24th NHL)…Fourth on team in blocked shots (83)…T-1st on team in hits (127) and third in PIM…Scored his first NHL goal in his 115th game at Philadelphia on Feb. 21…Appeared in his 100th NHL game on Jan. 5 vs. Columbus…His plus-10 in the three games from Nov. 12-15 and a plus-11 in the four games from Nov. 10-15 were both Sharks records…Playoffs: Scored first playoff goal in WCQF Game 3 at Calgary…World Championships: Even plus/minus.
2006-07: Recorded nine PIM in his first game on Oct. 29 at Tampa Bay.
2005-06: Third on Sharks and 10th among NHL rookies in hits (110)…Set a season high with seven hits at Toronto on Dec. 3 and matched it on Dec. 28 vs. Phoenix.
2004-05: An alternate captain for Cleveland…Led Barons defensemen with a plus-4 on home ice.
2003-04: Fifth among AHL defensemen in shooting percentage (.096, 10 goals, 104 shots)…One of two Barons defensemen to post double-digit goals…Playoffs: T-1st among all AHL defensemen and AHL rookies with three power play goals.
2002-03: Named to Hockey Digest’s NCAA All-America Second Team…Helped Cornell to ECAC Championship and berth in the Frozen Four…Named to ECAC All-Tournament Team and as First Team All-Ivy League defenseman…Selected as the ECAC’s best defensive defenseman…Named First Team All-ECAC defenseman…Second among Cornell defensemen in points and led in assists…Fifth on team in points…Cornell co-captain…Named to Hockey East Preseason All-Conference Team…Named to the East Regional All-Tournament Team.
2001-02: Hobey Baker Award finalist served as alternate captain at Cornell…T-1st on team and led Cornell defensemen in scoring…T-3rd on Cornell in goals and power play goals (seven)…Named to the ECAC All-Conference First Team, First Team All-Ivy League and was named Ivy League Player of the Year…Selected to the JOFA Division I All-America First Team…Recipient of Nicky Bawlf Award as the team’s Most Valuable Player…Named to ECAC All-Tournament Team and NCAA Regional Championship All-Tournament Team…Named to American Hockey Coaches Association’s All-America East First Team.
2000-01: Named to All-Ivy League First Team and All-ECAC Championship Tournament team.
1999-00: Third among Cornell defensemen in scoring.
PERSONAL: “Crankshaft” lists these favorites: Tennis (sport besides hockey); generosity (personal quality); Venture Capitalist (job if not for hockey); Lasse Bjorn, his grandfather (hockey idol); The Thomas Crown Affair (movie); White Collar (TV show); Neil Caffrey (actor); Swedish House Mafia and Avicii (musicians); New York City (favorite road city)…thinks Pavel Datsyuk is the most exciting player to watch in the NHL…best non-Sharks jersey in the NHL is Chicago’s…would like to remove the instigator rule…Names Ryane Clowe the teammate most likely to wear a speedo to the beach…if he could have dinner with anyone in history it would be Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, and Ingrid Bergman…would rather block a shot to save a goal than score a goal (“It’s a more realistic answer”)…Equally enjoys the roar of the home crowd and the booing of an away crowd.