Signed a professional contract with the Edmonton Oilers on March 26, foregoing his senior season of collegiate eligibility.
2008-09 (Junior): AHCA/Reebok Second Team All-American ... Second Team All-CCHA ... Voted one of two team captains during pre-season camp by his teammates ... Played in all 38 games, paired with rookie Torey Krug ... Ranked third on the team in scoring with four goals and a team-best 25 assists ... Finished a +1 and had 13/26 PIM ... Ranked second on the team in blocked shots (59) ... Ranked 11th in the country in defenseman points and tied for 18th in points per game by a defenseman (0.72) ... Was third in the conference in defenseman scoring and points per game, and ranked ninth in the CCHA in both assists and power play points (15) ... Started the season on a five-game point-scoring streak ... Had the primary assist on MSU's first goal of the year, from Corey Tropp ... Had a pair of helpers in the second game against Clarkson (10/10) ... Scored his first goal of the year at Maine (10/6), and had three points in the series ... Had an assist on Derek Grant's goal at Miami (10/23) ... Blocked eight shots in the two-game set against the Red Hawks, including seven in MSU's overtime victory (10/24) ... Assisted on Chris Forfar's first-period marker against Western Michigan (10/30) and was +2 in the series against the Broncos ... Had a pair of assists in the two-game set with Nebraska-Omaha (11/5-6) ... Recorded two helpers against Wisconsin, and assisted on the lone goal vs. Minnesota in the College Hockey Showcase (11/27-28) ... Had a goal and a pair of assists in a 4-1 victory over Bowling Green (12/12) ... Named to the Great Lakes Invitational All-Tournament team for recording a goal and an assist, three blocked shots, and was a +6 in the two games ... Earned CCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors for his GLI performance ... Assisted on Derek Grant's game-tying goal against Notre Dame (1/16) ... Recorded assists in both games against Ohio State (1/22-23), both on power-play goals ... Had a goal and a pair of assists in the two-game set with Michigan, which included a third-period score and an assist in the game at Joe Louis Arena ... Blocked six shots in the Michigan series as well (1/29-30) ... Assisted on Corey Tropp's goal in the 1-1 deadlock at Alaska (2/6) ... Had the primary helper on Nick Sucharski's shorthanded tally against Bowling Green (2/26).
2008-09 (Sophomore): Team's top-scoring defenseman ... A second-team preseason All-CCHA pick ... Named MSU's Outstanding Defensive Player at the team's awards banquet ... One of just five players to appear in all 38 games for MSU ... Recorded a pair of goals and a team-best 12 assists on the season ... Both of his goals came on the power play ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in Michigan State's 3-1 victory over Massachusetts in the Ice Breaker Invitational in Boston (10/10)...Scored lone Michigan State goal, a power-play tally, in 2-1 loss to Boston University in Ice Breaker Invitational (10/11)...Named to the Ice Breaker All-Tournament Team ... Assisted on Tim Crowder's game-winning power play goal in 2-1 triumph over Massachusetts-Lowell (10/17)...Registered an assist on Tim Crowder's second-period tally at Western Michigan (11/1)...Credited an assist in both games of College Hockey Showcase (11/28 & 11/29)...Assisted on Matt Schepke's second-period power-play tally in 5-3 loss to Michigan (12/6)...Credited an assist on Andrew Conboy's power-play goal in 3-1 loss to Alaska (1/3)...Notched an assist in 4-1 win at Miami (1/16)...Credited with an assist on Daultan Leveille's goal at Miami (1/17)...Assisted on Matt Schepke's goal at Lake Superior (1/31)...Scored game-winning goal in 2-1 triumph over Ohio State...Assisted on Brett Perlini's goal in 5-3 loss to Northern Michigan in first round of CCHA Tournament (3/6).
2007-08 (Freshman): Honored as an NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team selection ... Named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team ... Finalist for the CCHA Rookie of the Year honor ... Received votes in the all-conference balloting by conference coaches ... Voted MSU's top rookie and Outstanding Defensive Player ... Honored as CCHA Defensive Player of the Week (2/25) after the February series with Michigan, a four-point weekend for the freshman (1-3-4) ... Earned a spot on the point of MSU's power play unit ... Appeared in all 42 games in his rookie season ... Registered his first collegiate point against Colgate, assisting on a Justin Abdelkader power-play tally ... Had a pair of assists in a win at Alaska (11/3), registering helpers on Daniel Vukovic's game-winner and Tim Kennedy's empty-net goal ... Scored his first collegiate goal, a power-play tally, against Mercyhurst (11/10) ... Earned seventh assist of the season on Chris Mueller's goal against Minnesota (11/23) ... Tallied an assist in game two of Lake Superior State series (12/1) on Tim Crowder's second-period power-play goal ... Continued to generate offense with two assists in the Ferris State series, one in each game (12/7-8) ... Posted the solo assist on Mueller's second-period goal and also the primary assist on Michael Ratchuk's game-tying goal in game two (1/5) of the Lake Superior State series ... Assisted on Crowder's second-period goal in the series finale at Western Michigan (2/16), snapping a streak of 11 games without a point ... Set a career high with three points in game one (2/22) of the February series against Michigan, and ultimately had a four point weekend (1-3-4); scored his goal in the opening minutes of game one, then assisted on Kennedy and Bryan Lerg's third period goals. In game two (2/23), he helped on another Kennedy goal - a power-play tally - in the second period, and stretched his point streak to three games ... Furthered his point streak to four games with a goal and an assist in the first game of the Bowling Green series (2/19); he opened the game with a goal at 1:02 then assisted on Abdelkader's goal at 16:16 in the first period ... Opened his first post-season with three points in the three-game series with Northern Michigan in the CCHA quarterfinals (3/14-16); in game one, he assisted on Abdelkader's game-winning, power-play goal in the second period, before recording the primary helper on Kennedy's third period goal; the multi-point game was his fifth of the year. In game two, he assisted on Tim Crowder's power-play goal in the second period ... Recorded the primary helper on Kennedy's power-play goal in the second period of the West Regional contest at Colorado College (3/28) ... Finished the year with 32 blocked shots.
Prior to MSU: Second round pick of the Edmonton Oilers (45th selection overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft ... USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year in 2007 ... Spent two seasons with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... Two-time USHL All-Star, and USHL Defenseman of the Year in 2007 ... Helped Des Moines to a Clark Cup championship in 2006 and into the semifinals in 2007 ... Recorded 18 goals and 27 assists (45 points), and 71 penalty minutes in 2006-07 ... Also contributed 15 power-play goals, which ranked fourth in the USHL. The Bucs' power play operated at a league-best 23 percent on the season ... Ranked first among USHL defensemen in goals, ninth in assists, and fourth in points ... Also contributed a pair of game-winning goals ... Two-year Des Moines totals of 19 goals, 41 assists, 60 points, +6, 139 PIM ... Was a +3 in the 2007 USHL All-Star Game ... Recorded the hardest shot (95 mph) in the USHL Skills Competition ... Attended Orchard Lake - St. Mary's High School (Farmington Hills, Mich.) from 2002-05 ... Lettered in both baseball and hockey ... helped the baseball team to a state championship in 2003 and the hockey squad to a state title in 2005.
Personal: Born December 9, 1987, in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Son of Chris and Dan Petry ... father, Dan, pitched for 13 years in Major League Baseball, was a member of the 1984 championship Detroit Tiger squad, and won 125 career games with Detroit, California, Atlanta and Boston ... older brother, Matt, was on the baseball team at Michigan and finished his undergraduate degree at Eastern Michigan ... Enjoys fishing in the off-season ... Lists the Edmonton Oilers as his favorite NHL team and Nick Lidstrom as his favorite pro player.
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