I think like the entirety of the T-Bird defense he struggled at times last season. However, he was one of the more consistent guys on the back end, particularly in the second half of the season. He may not have a lot of flash to his game but he will bring an experienced precense to the young group of defensemen that will be grealy needed. Hopefully he can provide some more scoring from the blueline than last year but he was only a minus 14 and sadly that was not too bad on the team last season. I think he will be a reliable precense back there again and not a liability as Hauf (granted only 16 last year), Sutter, and Laraque were last season.