QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2005)
Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2005)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (2006, 2007)
Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2006. 2007)
Awarded the Emile Bouchard Trophy (best defenceman) in 2007.
Awarded the Kevin Lowe Trophy (best defensive defenceman) in 2007.
Awarded the Paul Dumont Trophy (QMJHL best personality) in 2007.
Played in the NHL YoungStars Game in 2008 and 2009.
Won the Stanley Cup in the 2008-2009 NHL season with the Pittsburgh Penguins
Played 6-plus NHL seasons with Pittsburgh.
Key member of Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup championship, scoring crucial overtime goal in Game 3 of conference semifinals vs. Washington despite playing with an injury that nearly forced him to miss the game. His 5 tallies during the 2010 playoffs tied a franchise postseason high for defensemen (Larry Murphy, 1991).
Set career highs in 2010-11 in several categories: games played (82); assists (42); points (50); and shots (236) while garnering buzz as Norris Trophy candidate (best NHL defenseman).
2-time NHL All-Star (2011, ‘12). Overwhelmingly voted to 2011 All-Star Game via Fan Balloting with 477,960 votes, finishing 2nd overall (behind only teammate Sidney Crosby) despite having to be a write-in candidate.
Two time Nominee for the Masterton Trophy (2014 and 2015)
Won the World Junior gold medal (Team Canada) in 2006 and 2007.
Named to the World Junior All-Star Team in 2007.