|BIRTHPLACE:||Sicamous, BC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||NSH: 2003-49 overall|
|* Tied for second among defensive scorers and set a franchise record for goals by a blueliner with 23. It was the fourth-highest total by a blueliner in the past nine seasons (Green, WSH 2008-09: 30; Souray, MTL 2006-07: 26; Gonchar, WSH 2001-02: 26).
* Posted the second-highest point total by a d-man in franchise history with a career-high 53. Also set a personal bests with 30 assists and 81 games played.
* Tied for eighth among blueliners in points, and ranked third in shots on goal with a franchise-record 251.
* Led Nashville in hits, and ranked among the defensive leaders (192) - a career high.
* Ranked second on the club in average ice time (23:58) - the third highest average in franchise history.
* The NHL's only defender with more than 175 hits and 50 points.
* Led the team in power-play goals (10), and was tied for second in game winners (4).
* Tied for the team lead in overtime points with three (1g-2a).
* Finished second on the club in goals and penalty minutes with a career high (80), third in points.
* His 10 goals in the Predators' first 20 games of the 2008-09 season made him the first NHL defenseman to reach double-figures in goals in a season so quickly since 1987-88, when Buffalo's Phil Housley scored his 10th goal in the Sabres' 15th game and Toronto's Al Iafrate did it in the Maple Leafs' 19th game.
* Named the NHL's Third Star for the Month for October. He led all NHL defensemen in scoring with 11 points (4g-7a) and posted a +5 rating in 10 games, helping the Predators to a 5-4-1 record.
* Surpassed his goal and point total from 2007-08 in just 21 games.
* Has logged more than 20 minutes in all but one game played in 08-09 (which he left early due to injury).
* Played in his first career All-Star Game on Jan. 25 in Montreal. Led the Western Conference in ice time (22:16) and was a +1 playing on a defensive pairing with Anaheim's Scott Niedermayer.
* His second try in the Hardest Shot Competition during All-Star Saturday's Skills Competition registered 103.4 mph, good for second to Boston's Zdeno Chara.
* Had a fighting major in three consecutive games Feb. 28-March 5, including his first career Gordie Howe Hat Trick, on Feb. 28 vs. Detroit.
* Posted a career high five game points streak (3g-3a) from Feb. 21-March 5. The personal best streak included two overtime points (1g-1a).
* Scored his second career overtime goal on Feb. 21at St. Louis. The goal was his fourth game winner of the season, and second OT winner against St. Louis in his career.
* Notched his 100th career point with a power-play goal Jan. 10 vs. Chicago.
* Set career individual game highs Oct. 18 vs. Columbus with three assists and four points. It marked the fourth time in franchise history a defensemen has notched four or more points in a game. It was the first four-point game by an NHL defensemen in 2008-09.
OT Points: 2g-3a-5pts., Shootouts: none, Penalty Shots: none.
CAREER NOTES: Since the start of the 2006-07 season, he has 62 goals, which ranks second only to Washington’s Mike Green (70) in goals by a NHL defenseman… Ranked second on the franchise’s all-time goals by a defenseman list (62), and third in points at the position (162)… Tied for fourth on the franchise’s power-play goals list (30).
2009-10: Tied for second among NHL defensemen in goals (16)… Also tied for fourth among League blueliners in power-play goals (7) and tied for fifth at the position in game-winning goals (3)… Finished seventh in voting for both the Norris Trophy and the NHL All-Star Teams… Set a franchise record for road goals by a defenseman, in addition to leading all NHL d-men in the category (12)… Tied for 17th among d-men in points (43), and third among blueliners in shots (222)… Paced the team in power-play points (7g-13a-20pts)… One of only two NHL blueliners (along with Dallas’ Stephane Robidas) with at least 40 points and 160 hits… Led the team in hits (165)… Ranked third on the team in blocked shots with a career high (106)… Was ranked as one of the NHL's Top 50 players by the following publications/websites in their season previews: Sun Media (No. 32), The Hockey News (No. 35), Sportsnet (No. 36), Fanhouse.com (No. 44) and The Sporting News (No. 32)… Rated the eighth-best defenseman in the NHL in The Hockey News’ preseason preview… Voted the third-best shut-down defenseman in the League by his peers in a Sport Illustrated poll in April… Notched his 100th career assist on March 11 at San Jose… Played in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 12 at New Jersey… Missed four games due to injury… Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics… Named to the Olympic All-Star Team after tying for second among all defensemen in points (2g-4a) and ranking second on the team in average ice time (20:37)... Posted a point in Canada's first six games of the tournament, and was one of just four d-men to register multiple goals in the tournament. PLAYOFFS: Played all six playoff games, leading the team in average ice time (24:26)… Led the team in blocked shots (14), and tied for the team lead in hits (18)… Notched multiple goals in a playoff series for the second time in his career, and is the only d-man in franchise history to do so… Tied for third on the franchise’s all-time playoff points and goals lists (5g-7a-12pts).
2008-09: Set a franchise record for goals by a defenseman and tied for second among NHL blueliners in goals with a career high (23). It was also tied for the fourth-highest goal output by a d-man since the 1994-95 season… Tied for the second-highest point output by a d-man in club history, and tied for eighth among NHL defensemen with a career high (53)… Led Nashville, and ranked eighth among league blueliners in hits with a career high (192)… The NHL’s only player to finish in the Top 10 among defensemen in both hits and points… Finished fourth in voting for the Norris Trophy and fifth in NHL All-Star Team voting… Ranked third among League d-men in shots with a career high (251)… Ranked second among club d-men, and fourth among Nashville skaters in assists with a career high (30)… Led the team in power-play goals (10), and tied for second in game-winning goals (4), both career highs… Ranked second on the club in average ice time (23:58) – tied for the third highest average in franchise history… Established a career high in games played (81)… Finished second on the club in goals and penalty minutes with a career high (80)… Scored 10 goals in the club’s first 20 games, making him the first NHL defenseman to reach double-figures in goals in a season so quickly since 1987-88 (Buffalo’s Phil Housley, 15 games; Toronto’s Al Iafrate, 19 games)… Played in his first career All-Star Game on Jan. 25 in Montreal. Led the Western Conference in ice time (22:16) and was a +1 playing on a defensive pairing with Anaheim’s Scott Niedermayer… His second try in the Hardest Shot Competition during All-Star Saturday’s Skills Competition registered 103.4 mph, good for second to Boston's Zdeno Chara, and third all time… Named the NHL’s Third Star of the Month of October after leading all NHL defensemen in scoring with 11 points (4g-7a) for the month and posting a +5 rating… Earned a silver medal with Canada at the 2009 World Championships in Switzerland… Named Best Defenseman of the World Championships by the directorate, Canada’s top player by the tournament’s coaches, and a Media All-Star… Led all defensemen and tied for third in tournament scoring (4g-8a-12pts)… Tied for the tournament lead among blueliners, and tied for fourth overall, in assists… Also ranked second among d-men in goals and finished third overall in power-play tallies (4)… Paced Team Canada in average ice time (24:02).
2007-08: Collected his first overtime goal/point on Feb. 16 vs. St. Louis… Missed 28 of the season’s first 44 games due to injury. PLAYOFFS: Tied for the team lead in points (1g-3a)… Registered points in three of the club’s first four postseason games … Led the team in hits (18).
2006-07: Established a career high in plus/minus rating (+13)… Led Nashville d-men in goals (17) and ranked second in rearguard scoring (40)… Led the team in hits (165)… Was one of six NHL defensemen with 17 or more goals… Tallied the first three two-goal games of his career in a 12-game span (Feb. 14-March 8)… Tallied his first career three-point game (2g-1a) on March 3 at Los Angeles… Notched two assists and a +3 rating in the 2007 NHL YoungStars Game on Jan. 24 in Dallas… Missed three games due to injury… Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2007 World Championships in Russia and led his team in penalty minutes (31). PLAYOFFS: Tied for the team lead in assists (3) and shots (14)… Recorded two assists in Game One of the WCQ vs. Detroit.
2005-06: Led Nashville rookies in goals (2) and power-play goals (2)… Ranked 11th among NHL rookies with a +8 rating… Scored his first NHL goal and registered his first career multi-point game (1g-1a) at St. Louis on April 6… Opened the season with Milwaukee (AHL) and was recalled three times (Jan. 6-7, Jan. 13-20 and Feb. 6-May 1)… In 46 games with Milwaukee, he led club defensemen in goals (12) and power-play goals (9)… Led Milwaukee d-men in goals and points (6g-5a-11pts), and ranked second overall on the club in power-play goals (5) in the playoffs… PLAYOFFS: Scored his first career playoff goal in his first playoff game (April 21), becoming the first rookie in franchise history to tally in the postseason… Tied for second among NHL rookie blueliners, and tied for the team lead, with two goals in the postseason.
AMATEUR: Named runner-up for the WHL’s 2004-05 Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy (defenseman of the year) and was named to the 2004-05 WHL West First All-Star Team… Named WHL Playoff MVP in 2005 after helping Kelowna capture its second championship in three years and clinch its third entry into the Memorial Cup in as many years… Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championships and tied for third in the tournament with a +10 rating… Helped Kelowna capture the CHL Memorial Cup in 2004 and was named to the tournament All-Star team… Led Kelowna and WHL defensemen in points (3g-14a-17pts) and assists in the 2004 WHL playoffs… Named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team in 2003-04 after leading the Rockets and tying for 11th in the WHL with a +23 rating… Also ranked second on Kelowna in power-play goals (8) and penalty minutes (126) in 2003-04… A member of the 2003 WHL Champion Kelowna Rockets… Finished second on Kelowna in penalty minutes (167) in 2002-03.
BACKGROUND: Nickname: “Webs”… Enjoys golf, baseball, fishing and boating… Spends his summers in Kelowna, B.C…. Favorites include Slapshot (movie), Family Guy (TV show), Nickelback (band/musician) and Will Ferrell (actor) … His favorite player growing up was Rob Blake… Lists winning the Memorial Cup and a World Junior Championship in as his favorite hockey moments … Enjoys Nashville for its small-town feel, friendly people and great hockey fans.
TRANSACTIONS: June 22, 2003 – Nashville’s fourth choice, 49th overall (second round), in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.