Career: 2011-12: Signed with the Bruins on Mar. 25 at the conclusion of his junior sea- son in college, foregoing his senior season eligibility ... Played his first NHL game Apr. 3 vs. Pittsburgh and recorded his first NHL point with an assist Apr. 5 in Ottawa ... Did not dress for six games (coach’s decision) ... College: Played three seasons at Michigan State University, serving as a captain in both his sophomore and junior seasons ... Had 26-57=83 totals with 177 penalty minutes in 114 career college games ... Was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team in 2009-10 and earned CCHA First Team All-Star berths in both 2010-11 and 2011-12 ... Named the CCHA Player of the Year in 2011-12, was an NCAA West First Team All-American and a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s top college player as well ... Had college career-highs in all categories in 2011- 12 with 12-22=34 totals and was the first defenseman since 1986-87 to lead the CCHA in scoring, as he shared the title with Notre Dame’s T. J. Tynan. Transactions: Signed by Boston as a free agent, Mar. 25, 2012.