Buffalo Sabres’ fifth-round selection (147th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Re-signed a one-year, two-way NHL contract with Buffalo on August 2, 2012.
2011-12: Completed his first season in Rochester… Captured career-highs in all offensive categories in goals (5), assists (18), points (23) and games played (65), while racking up 47 PIM… His 23 points ranked third among team defensemen… Ranked fifth on the team with a +10 on-ice rating… Notched two assists in two playoff contests and finished tied for first among Amerks blueliners in postseason scoring… Suspended for Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Toronto as a result of a boarding incident in Game 2… Recorded an assist in his Amerks playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/19… Was +3 in a 5-1 win over Syracuse on 4/13… Registered two points (1+1) and scored the game-winning goal at Adirondack on 4/08… Notched two assists and was +2 at Syracuse on 3/24… Scored a goal and was +2 against Binghamton on 3/10… Missed five games (2/03-2/11) with an injury, returning to the lineup on 2/17 against Lake Erie… Logged 29:41 of ice time in a 5-2 loss to Oklahoma City on 1/19, which was also his 100th pro game… Was +2 against Lake Erie on 12/21… Had a three-game point streak (1+3) from 12/03 to 12/09… Scored his first goal as an Amerk as part of a two-point game against Albany on 12/09… Recorded his first point as an Amerk with an assist and finished +3 against Grand Rapids on 10/16… Made his Amerks debut at Hamilton on 10/08
2010-11: Played in all 12 postseason games with Portland, recording two points (1+1)… Scored his first AHL playoff goal (and point) vs. Connecticut in Game 6 of the Atlantic Division Semifinals on 4/23… Put up 18 points (3+15) and a career-high 52 PIM in 61 games in his first professional season with the Portland Pirates (AHL)… Finished the regular season tied for fourth amongst AHL rookies with a plus/minus rating of plus-18… Missed 14 games due to injury (2/05-3/08)… Scored first career professional goal on a power-play vs. Worcester on 11/20… Registered two assists in his pro/AHL game vs. Manchester on 10/09… 2009-10: Completed his senior campaign with Harvard (ECAC), capturing 10 points (2+8) in 33 Ivy League appearances… Skated in 100th career game at Colgate on 11/06… Served as the 116th captain of Harvard men's hockey… A third-team preseason All-America selection by Inside College Hockey… Named to preseason All-League teams by ECAC Hockey coaches and media… 2008-09: Scored four goals and became just the sixth defenseman and first since Don Sweeney in 1987-88 to lead Harvard in assists… Finished second overall in scoring with 20 points and first among team blueliners… Awarded the John Tudor Memorial Cup as the Crimson's Most Valuable Player… Selected to the New England All-Star team, All-Ivy League First Team, All-ECAC Hockey Third Team and ECAC Hockey All-Academic team... A Hobey Baker Award Fan Balloting Candidate... Preseason All-ECAC Hockey selection by the league coaches and media… Led the team with seven multi-point games and shared the team lead with two game-winning goals… 2007-08: Earned ECAC Hockey Third-Team and All-Tournament honors, as well as All-Ivy League honorable mention…Led Crimson defensemen in scoring, while ranking fourth overall on the team with a career-best 22 points (3+19)… Selected to the ECAC Hockey preseason All-League team by the media ... Registered consecutive two-assist games against No. 7 Boston College in the Beanpot final on 2/11 and at home against No. 17 Princeton on 2/15… 2006-07: Registered 18 points, including a career-high six goals his rookie season with Harvard… Named to ECAC Hockey League All-Rookie team... Shared with Doug Rogers the George Percy Award as the Crimson's top rookies... Led league freshmen defensemen with 18 points, placing him among the national leaders in rookie defenseman scoring... One of eight players and two freshmen to play in all 33 games... Scored first career goal in win against No. 3 Boston College on 11/07… Registered an assist in Harvard debut at No. 17 Dartmouth on 10/27