|BIRTHPLACE:||Montreal, QC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||SJS: 2005-35 overall|
|2011-12: 1st on the team, 12th in the League, in blocked shots (171)…Played in all 82 games for the third time in his six-year career…Finished the season +11, which was third on the team, making him a double-digit plus player in five out of his six seasons…Set a career high with 119 shots…Set a franchise record with eight blocked shots on Dec. 23 vs. Los Angeles…Named NHL Second Star of the Week for the week of Nov. 14-20 by totaling seven points (1-6=7) and a +7 rating…Matched his career high in assists (0-3=3), gaining the primary helper on all three Marleau goals, at Colorado on Nov. 20. The second assist of the night was his 100th career assist…Posted a career high four points (1-3=4), which ties a franchise record for a defenseman, and a career high +5 vs. Detroit on Nov. 17…Named co-Brocade “Sharks Player of the Month” for October along with Joe Pavelski…Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 17 vs. Anaheim…Second in time on ice in the season opener on Oct. 8 vs. Phoenix...Playoffs: Appeared in five games...World Championships: Played in two games with Canada and was injured in his second game.
CAREER 2010-11: Set career highs in shots (116) and game-winning goals (two)…Led Sharks in blocked shots (147), second in time on ice (20:51) and third in plus/minus (plus-14)…Registered two points (goal and assist) vs. Dallas on March 31…Missed game on March 24 at Los Angeles (lower body)…Tied his career best with a plus-4 March 15 at Dallas…Registered his 100th point with an assist on the game’s lone goal on Jan. 1 at Los Angeles…Posted two primary assists on Dec. 30 at Chicago, including one on Thornton’s game-winner…Tied the single-game franchise record for blocked shots (6 — since surpassed by Murray) in back-to-back games (Dec. 16-18), giving him the most blocked shots in a two-game span in franchise history (since tied by Murray)…Notched his first multi-point game of the season, assisting on both goals on Dec. 11 vs. Chicago…Scored a goal, his first point of the season, and added five blocked shots, on Dec. 9 at Buffalo…Playoffs: Fourth on the team in time on ice per game (21:45) and third in plus/minus (plus-4)…Had two assists in the last four games…Posted an assist in WCQF Game 4 at Los Angeles.
2009-10: Shared team lead in plus/minus (plus-21)…Second in average ice time per game (22:05)…Missed game on March 31 (lower body) and 17 games (Jan. 30-March 19, lower body)…Scored his first power play goal of the season vs. Anaheim on Jan. 21…Had played in 253 consecutive games from Jan. 15, 2007 vs. Colorado through Jan. 28, 2010 vs. Chicago — the second longest streak in Sharks history…Picked up his first career fighting major on Nov. 20 against Daniel Briere of Philadelphia…Playoffs: Assisted on Couture’s goal that sent WCSF Game 3 to overtime.
2008-09: Set career highs in points, goals and assists...Fourth amongst team defensemen in points, second in time on ice per game (23:54 — career high)...Led team in blocked shots (122)...Set a career high with three points (assists) vs. Columbus on Dec. 4...Registered a career-high plus-4 on Oct. 14 vs. Columbus...Playoffs: Had an assist in WCQF Game 3 at Anaheim...World Championships: Won a silver medal for Team Canada.
2007-08: Third on San Jose in blocked shots (85) and in average ice time (21:36)…Snapped a 69-game goalless streak with his first on Feb. 2 vs. Chicago…Posted two assists in one AHL (Worcester) game Jan. 26 at Springfield…Playoffs: Had primary assist on Pavelski’s game-winner in WCQF Game 2 vs. Calgary.
2006-07: Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team with Matt Carle — just the second pair of defensive teammates in NHL history to be named to the squad in the same season (Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom and Vladimir Konstantinov, 1991-92)…PlayStation “Sharks Rookie of the Year”…Youngest defenseman to play in the NHL…Led League rookies in shorthanded time on ice per game (3:18) and in ice time per game (22:11), averaging 1:39 per game more than any other rookie that played in 10-plus games…Second among all NHL rookies in blocked shots (134)…T-2nd among rookie defensemen in points and assists…Second on team in average ice time (22:11)…Became the youngest defenseman to make the Sharks out of camp since Brad Stuart in 1999…Playoffs: Earned first point (assist) in his first game (WCQF Game 1 at Nashville).
2005-06: Alternate captain was second on Quebec (QMJHL) in scoring among defensemen, eighth overall and fourth in the league among blueliners…Third on the squad with a plus-41…Among the final 34 players in camp for Team Canada for the 2006 IIHF World Jr. Tourney…Playoffs: Led QMJHL in points among defensemen and fifth overall…Second in QMJHL and was first among defensemen in assists…His three game-winning goals were T-2nd in the league…Finished T-3rd in scoring among defensemen at the Memorial Cup with three assists in four games…Assisted on two goals in the Memorial Cup Championship, including the game-winning goal…Led all players at the Memorial Cup with a plus-7.
2004-05: T-18th among league defensemen in points…13th among league defensemen in assists…Second among league defensemen and fifth overall in the league in plus/minus (plus-39).
2003-04: Tied for 18th among league defensemen in plus/minus (plus-6)…Fifth among team defensemen in points.
PERSONAL: “Pickles” and “Eddie” lists these favorites: Poutine (food); Tennis (sport besides hockey); Winning the Memorial Cup (hockey moment); Montreal (NHL road city); Minnesota Wild (best non-Sharks jerseys); Slap Shot in French (hockey movie); Criminal Minds (TV show); Dodgeball (movie); Jay-Z (musician)…Refuses to eat Fiddleheads (vegetable)…Hidden talent is ping pong…Would be an engineer if he was not playing in the NHL…If he could have dinner with anyone in history it would be Jay-Z, Chris Martin (lead singer of Coldplay), and Kanye West…Hockey idol is Pavel Bure…Names Patrick Marleau as the fastest skater in the NHL…States that Douglas Murray is the hardest hitter in the NHL…Best teammate he’s ever had in his career was Rob Blake…Thinks that either he or Douglas Murray are the two smartest guys on the Sharks…Thinks that Dan Boyle would be the best figure skater on the team (“He’s always doing twirls”)…Names Joe Thornton as the best Sharks player under pressure…Would rather take a wrist shot than a slap shot…Would prefer to take a poke check than a body check…Would rather block a shot to save a goal than score a goal…Best part of his hometown of West Island, Quebec is the fact that hockey is a huge part of the culture.