Sam: He's not from this time period. He's from 2409 - before the Northman Event. He helped us out a lot when the Borg attacked Republic Space, and he has a few issues with his Terran Universe counterpart. Other than that, I've got nothing. We never actually met, Hampton was the one who spent the most time talking to him.
James: Think his ship can take the pounding of 26th century vessels? Especially those of Preston's Republic?