Originally a Calgary Flames‘ 4th round pick in the 1998 draft (#108 overall), he has almost always consistently put together a winning season for whatever club he’s been with.
In the AHL he has 278 regular and postseason contests to his credit.
Whomever the Bears end up with to split time with him in the upcoming season, he is more than capable of shouldering the starting job or splitting the 76-game schedule with another netminder as he did in 2011/2012.
He has been recalled by the Caps but yet to tend for them in a game. Maybe that will change in 2012/2013.