|BIRTHPLACE:||Welland, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||PIT: 2003-121 overall|
|Claimed on waivers by Phoenix from Pittsburgh, September 30, 2009. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Cardiff (Britain), November 1, 2012.|
Posted a career-high six assists (0-6-6) in 28 games with 36 PIM and a plus-2 rating...Had 36 hits...Collected an assist at ANA, Apr. 27...Recorded an assist vs. COL, Apr. 26...Skated in a season-high 8:52 of ice time vs. COL, Apr. 6...Notched an assist at NSH, Mar. 28...Played in his 150th NHL game vs. STL, Mar. 7...Tallied an assist at VAN, Feb. 26...Registered an assist at CGY, Feb. 24...Recorded his first assist of the season at EDM, Feb. 23...Collected six hits vs. EDM, Jan. 30.
Played in 31 games, recording 41 penalty minutes and 70 hits…Recorded four hits vs. CGY, Mar. 1…Had a season-high 9:57 TOI at STL, Jan. 3…Appeared in his 100th game with PHX at LAK, Dec. 26…Scored the GWG at BUF, Nov. 19…Posted a game-high seven hits vs. CHI, Oct. 18…2012 Playoffs: Played in Game 3 of the WCF at LAK and appeared in two games of the WCQF against CHI.
Appeared in 48 games and ranked sixth on the team in hits (122)…Played in his 100th career NHL game vs. SJS, Mar. 26…Led the team with 71 penalty minutes…His plus-6 rating was fourth among Coyotes forwards…Scored his first goal of the season at SJS, Feb. 1…Posted seven hits vs. EDM, Jan. 25…Recorded nine hits (team season-high) vs. LAK, Jan. 22…2011 Playoffs: Played 4:05 in Game 4 of the WCQF vs. DET while also making his Stanley Cup Playoff debut.
Finished with 3-2-5 and 117 penalty minutes in 41 games during his first season with Coyotes…Led the team with 117 penalty minutes, which also ranked 30th in the NHL…Registered NHL career highs in goals, assists, points, games played and penalty minutes…Collected a career high 12 penalty minutes vs. DAL, Feb. 13…Netted his third goal of the season vs. NYI, Jan. 9…Collected two assists at EDM on Jan. 5 for his first career multi-point game…Scored a goal at TOR, Dec. 16, which proved to be the game winner…Scored his first career NHL goal vs. MTL, Nov. 12…Made his Coyotes debut on Oct. 10 vs. CBJ.
Saw his first NHL action, playing in 15 games for the Penguins, recording one assist…Won a roster spot out of training camp and made his NHL debut vs. OTT, Oct. 4 in Stockholm, Sweden…Tallied his first career assist at PHI, Jan. 13…Spent majority of the season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) where he posted 9-7-16 and 176 penalty minutes in 57 games…Notched AHL career high six-game point streak from Dec. 10-20, totaling 3-3-6…Appeared in eight AHL playoff games, collecting two assists.
Began season with Wheeling (ECHL) and was recalled to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL)…Played 46 games with WBS, tallying 3-5-8 with 146 penalty minutes…Also played in seven Calder Cup Playoff games…Tallied 3-14-17 in 22 games with Wheeling.
Appeared in 65 games with Wheeling (ECHL), recording 10-32-42 and 115 penalty minutes…Also played in six AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
In his first season of professional hockey, appeared in 55 AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and notched 1-5-6 and 60 penalty minutes…Scored his first AHL goal at Manitoba, Feb. 25…Registered 3-7-10 while appearing in 14 games with Wheeling (ECHL).
Split the OHL season between Saginaw and Owen Sound…Recorded 1-6-7 in 28 games with Saginaw before collecting 2-11-13 in 35 games with Owen Sound…Picked up 1-3-4 in eight playoff games with Owen Sound.
Played in 67 games for Saginaw (OHL) while serving as team captain…Registered 5-14-19 and 96 penalty minutes.
Set OHL career highs in goals (7) and points (23) while appearing in 67 games for Saginaw.
Recorded 3-3-6 in 57 games with North Bay as an OHL rookie.
2003: Won a gold medal while representing Canada at the 2003 IIHF U-18 World Championship in Russia…Appeared in seven games and collected an assist during the tournament as a defenseman.
Nickname is “BizNasty”…His twitter handle “BizNasty2point0” has over 370,000 followers…Favorite player growing up was Adam Foote…Spent the off-season golfing while also spending time in Las Vegas and Los Angeles…If he weren’t a hockey player, would like to be a DJ or star in a show on MTV…Has his own clothing line…Favorite TV show is “Eastbound and Down”…Most memorable hockey moment was winning the 2003 IIHF U-18 World Championship with Team Canada in Russia…Enjoys working with various charities, including several homeless shelters.