Status: Ottawa Senators defenseman.
Ht: 6-foot Wt: 189 pounds
DOB: Aug. 6, 1986 In: Trenton, Mich.
First Hockey Memory: "Just going out to the pond and skating in the winter. I'm from Michigan. My uncle played. I come from a hockey family and just going out on the pond would be my first memory."
Hockey Inspiration(s): "I think Steve Yzerman would be. I was a Detroit kid growing up."
Last Book Read: "Was The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."
First Famous Hockey Player You Met Or Encountered: "I think, for me, growing up in Michigan I went to a Michigan game - Brendan Morrison, John Madden and those guys. I thought they were stars and they turned into 'em anyways."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Probably getting called up for the first time."
Most Painful Moment: "I'd say losing in the national championship in college."
Most Memorable Goal: "Probably in the Calder Cup when we were down 3-2, we scored with three seconds left to tie it up. Then we went in overtime and won it. And won that series."
Funniest Players Encountered: "(Kaspars) Daugavins, I'd say. He's with Boston now."
Closest Hockey Friend(s): "Christian Hanson, he played for the Leafs a bit. He was the best man at my wedding and now he's in Providence, AHL team."
Fiercest Competitors Encountered: "I'd have to say Chris Neil, on my own team. I'm glad he's on my team (smiles)."
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "Going out on the ice with your skate-guards on in warm-up and taking a spill. (Where?) It was in juniors."
Nicknames: "Cons. Dr. Egon - from Ghostbusters."
Favorite Uniforms: "I grew up a Detroit fan so I really love that Detroit red."
Why Do You Love Playing Hockey: "It's an exciting game. It's fast-paced. It's fun."
Strangest Game: "I think one where the fog was so bad we skated around for a few shifts to get the fog out of the arena."
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Golf."
Three Athletes You Like To Watch And Follow: "Tiger Woods. Tom Brady. And...who else...I would say Roger Federer."
Current Car: "Trailblazer (white)."
Personality Qualities Most Admired: "I would have to say just a good character, a true person, honest person. And hard worker."
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