Career: Represented USA at 2008 IIHF World Championships (6GP-1G-2A-3P) as well as 2003 & '04 (Gold Medal – 1st in national team history) World Junior Championships (13GP-2G-7A-9P combined)… Also won 1st World U18 Championship Gold Medal in USA history in 2002 (3GP-3G-1A-2P)… Played 4 seasons (2000-04) in OHL with Plymouth (217GP-52G-135A-187P)… Named OHL/CHL Defenceman of the Year in 2004.
2013-14: Set CBJ record for most points by a defensemen in one season (46) on 4/3 at PHI... Registered 200th career NHL point (assist) on 11/7 vs. NYR... Matched career high with 3 points (1G-2A) on 10/22 vs. NJD.
2012-13: Led all CBJ defensemen and finished 7th among NHL blueliners in PPG (4)... Finished 3rd on CBJ in TOI (22:49/game) and 2nd in PP TOI (3:16/game)... Skated in 400th career NHL game on 4/12 vs. STL
Personal: Nickname: ‘Wiz’… Is an avid golfer... Favorite player growing up was Chris Chelios… Nephew of former NHL player (PIT, DET, CHI, NYR), head coach (DET) and FLA scout Billy Dea.