A gritty forward who will make his living winning face-offs and scoring ugly goals.
Won the 2010 Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's most outstanding player.
Grew up in Brentwood, Tenn. (a Nashville suburb) and is the first Tennessee native to play in the NHL.
His two younger brothers – Sebastien and Brice – are forwards for the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers.
Titles won: 2006 U-18 World Championships
On Twitter: @BlakeGeoffrion
WCHA First All-Star Team (2010) NCAA West First All-American Team (2010) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (2010)
Traded to Montreal by Nashville with Robert Slaney and Nashville's 2nd round choice (Dalton Thrower) in 2012 Entry Draft for Hal Gill and Montreal's 5th round choice (later traded back to Montreal, later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Patrik Bartosak) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 17. 2012. Missed remander of 2012-13 due to depressed skull fracture vs. Syracuse, November 9, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, July 15, 2013.