Hockey defenceman who was selected with the third overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. He was previously named to the First All-Star Team as a member of the Peterborough Petes in the Ontario Hockey League.
He attended the prep school Cushing Academy in Massachusetts.
He is the first player of Armenian descent to play in the NHL.
He married women's soccer player Bianca D'Agostino.
He was teammates with left winger Andrew Ladd in Atlanta.