2009-10: Played his first full NHL season ... Set a career season-high in games played (76) and tied his previous career season-high with six goals ... Had two multiple-point games with 1-1=2 efforts each Oct. 10 vs. NY Islanders and Jan. 4 at NY Rangers ... Played as a forward for one game, Dec. 10 vs. Toronto ... Did not dress for six games (coach’s decision) ... Had six assists with 2 PIM in 13 playoff games, ranking third on the team in post-season assists ... Recorded his first career playoff point with an assist Apr. 15 at Buffalo ... Had points in consecutive playoff games twice ... 2008-09: Had six multiple-point games, including career-high three-assist games each Dec. 12 in Atlanta and Mar. 28 at Toronto ... Had a six-game point streak from Nov. 17-28 (3-5=8 totals) ... That tied the club record for a rookie defenseman as it equalled Ray Bourque’s six-game stretch from Mar. 12-19, 1980 (2-7=9 totals) ... Had points in three consecutive games on two other occasions ... Played six games this season at forward with 1-1=2 totals while playing up front ... Scored his first NHL goal Nov. 17 at Toronto ... Had two stints in Providence/AHL from Oct. 7-14 and Feb. 24-25 with three assists in three AHL Bruins games during those assignments ... Did not dress for 23 games (coach’s decision) ... Missed three games to flu-like symptoms ... Played his first NHL playoff game on Apr. 16 vs. Montreal and suffered a spleen injury which required an Apr. 18 splenectomy and he missed the remainder of the post-season ... 2007-08: Spent most of his first professional season in Providence/AHL where he had 2-21=23 totals with 49 PIM in 55 games ... Recalled on four occasions to Boston, from Nov. 9-13 (one scoreless game), Nov. 17-21 (one scoreless game), Nov. 22-Dec. 13 (one assist in seven games) and Dec. 22-Jan. 3 (four scoreless games) ... Played his first NHL game Nov. 10 vs. Buffalo and recorded his first NHL point with an assist Dec. 8 at Toronto ... Did not dress for six Boston games (coach’s decision) ... College: Played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Michigan with 24-73=97 totals and 256 PIM in 163 career college games ... Served as team captain in his senior year in 2006-07 ... Was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team in 2003-04 ... Earned All-American West Second-Team and CCHA First Team All-Star honors and was named the CCHA’s top defensive defenseman in 2006-07 ... Notched CCHA Second Team All-Star honors in both 2004-05 and 2005-06 ... Was voted by teammates as the club’s top defenseman in each of his last three seasons ... International: Competed with Team USA in two World Junior Championships - 2004 (0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in six games while winning USA’s first-ever Gold Medal in the tournament) and 2005 (0-4=4 totals with 0 PIM in seven games) ... Was a Team USA teammate of Mark Stuart in 2004.