He was originally an Atlanta Thrashers‘ 7th round pick in the 2008 draft (#184 overall).
The 24-year old is on pace to have a career year for goals scored, having already potted 6 in 22 games. He finished his rookie season with 8 tallies and 23 assists, which he doesn’t look to beat with only 3 helpers so far in 2012/2013. There’s always room for him to come alive moving the puck though.
Another area he looks to post a career high is in penalty minutes. The 6’2″ 205 lbs. d-man has 28 at this early point in the season. He was only tagged for 33 pims in 72 games in 2011/2012, so he’s increasing the aggressive effort.
He becomes a restricted free agent at the end of the regular season but look for the Jets to qualify him for another shot.