2005-06: Tallied 2-6-8, 23 PIM and was +9 in 26 games with the Blue Jackets Ranked second on the club in plus/minus with his +9 rating standing third-best in team history Also saw action in 49 games with Syracuse (AHL) and registered a career-high 5-24-29 with 122 PIM Added 1-3-4 in six playoff games with Syracuse Scored the game-winning goal in his second game of the season Nov. 26 at St. Louis Scored his only other goal on Apr. 13 vs. St. Louis Missed eight games Dec. 26-Jan. 11 due to a sprained knee Games lost to injury: 8 Multi-point (goal) games: 0 (0) Most Points: 1 (8x) - Apr. 18 vs. Dallas, most recent Most Goals: 1 (2x) - Apr. 13 vs. St. Louis, most recent Most Assists: 1 (6x) - Apr. 18 vs. Dallas, most recent Most PIM: 7 -Nov. 25 vs. Colorado Most Shots: 4 - Mar. 21 vs. Phoenix.
CAREER: Has 4-12-16 and is +7 in 55 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets 2004-05: Had 6-17-23 with 140 PIM and was -13 in 77 games with Syracuse (AHL) Was second on the team in points by a defenseman 2003-04: Registered 2-6-8 with 32 PIM and was -2 in 29 games with the Jackets First professional season Made NHL debut Dec. 2 vs. Anaheim Recorded first NHL point, an assist, Dec. 4 vs. Nashville Netted first NHL goal Feb. 11 vs. Los Angeles (Roman Cechmanek) Recorded first multi-point game in NHL Mar. 16 at Edmonton (0-2-2) Scored goal Mar. 24 vs. Minnesota, his first game-winning goal in the League Tallied 6-15-21 in 49 games with Syracuse.
JUNIOR CAREER: 2002-03: Recorded 4-20-24 with 41 PIM and was -1 in 25 games with Rimouski Finished season with Quebec and registered 6-31-37 with 41 PIM and was +11 in 32 games Scored four power play goals and two game-winning tallies Notched 4-4-8 with 25 PIM in 11 playoff games Recorded 1-1-2 in three Memorial Cup games 2001-02: Tallied 17-49-66 with 172 PIM and was +28 in 68 games Led all Rimouski blueliners in scoring and finished fourth among QMJHL defensemen in scoring... Set career highs in goals, assists, points and plus/minus... Led his team in plus/minus... Was invited to the Canadian National Junior Team Selection Camp in December... Represented the Oceanic in the Hershey Cup All-Star series game in Rimouski in February 2000-01: Had 12-41-53 with 128 in 64 games with Rimouski... Named a finalist as the QMJHL Defensive Player of the Week for Jan. 15-21... Performed for the Frank-Dilio Conference All-Star Team at the 2001 CHL All-Star Cup in Kamloops... Named QMJHL Defensive Player of the Week for Feb. 19-25 (3-1-4 in 2GP)... Finished eighth in team scoring, ranking 10th among league defensemen... Posted 2-4-6with 35 PIM in 11 playoff games... 1999-00: Netted 1-14-15 with 57 PIM and was +3 in 63 games Helped Rimouski finish in first in the QMJHL's overall standings... Helped Oceanic claim the 2000 Memorial Cup tournament, the club's first in franchise history... Ranked 12th among the QMJHL's top scoring rookie defensemen... OTHER: Selected by the Oceanic in the 1999 QMJHL midget draft, ninth overall... Spent the 1998-99 season with Cape Breton West midget AAA... Was named Defenseman of the Year and was selected a Nova Scotia Elite in 1998-99.
PERSONAL: Single Nickname: "AJ" Hobbies: Golf, Reading Favorite Subject in School: Math Dream Job: Golf Pro Sports Played Growing Up: Basketball, Baseball, Tennis Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Book: Angels and Demons Favorite Musical Performer: Dave Matthews Band Played the drums as a teenager If he wasn't playing hockey, he'd try to be in a band Started playing hockey at age 3 Spends off-season in Ottawa, Ontario.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Columbus' fourth pick, 85th overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft.