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2007-08 SEASON: Skated in 69 games with the Phoenix Coyotes and Rangers, registering 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points, along with 22 penalty minutes ... Notched two goals in 18 games with the Rangers following his trade on February 26 ... Established a career-high in goals (12) ... Tallied the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win vs. the Penguins on Mar. 18 ... Notched his first goal/point as a Ranger on Mar. 2 vs. the Flyers ... Delivered a game-high, four hits on Feb. 28 at Carolina in his Rangers debut after being acquired in a trade with Phoenix on Feb. 26 ... Posted a season-high, three-game goal streak from Dec. 15 at New Jersey to Dec. 18 at Philadelphia, tallying four goals over the span ... Tallied a shorthanded goal at Philadelphia on Dec. 18 ... Tallied a career-high, three assists on Dec. 8 at Los Angeles ... Notched his first career hat trick on Oct. 11 at Nashville ... Also collected one assist in 10 post-season contests with the Rangers ... Registered an assist in his playoff debut on Apr. 9 at New Jersey.
2006-07 SEASON: Skated in 78 games for the Coyotes, registering nine goals and nine assists for 18 points ... Ranked 3rd on the Coyotes in hits (94) ... T-7th among NHL forwards in blocked shots (68) ... Registered a three-game point streak from Oct. 26 - Nov. 3 ... Missed two games due to injury.
2005-06 SEASON: Appeared in 75 games with the Coyotes, tallying six goals and 17 assists for 23 points, along with 42 penalty minutes ... Recorded a careerhigh two assists on Mar. 14 at Los Angeles.
2003-04 SEASON: Appeared in 57 games with the Coyotes, registering seven goals and six assists for 13 points ... Made his NHL debut on Nov. 30 at Boston ... Tallied his first goal/point on Dec. 12 against Edmonton.
AHL CAREER: Has appeared in 99 games with the Springfield Falcons and the Utah Grizzlies, registering 15 goals and 31 assists for 46 points, along with 65 penalty minutes ... 2002-03: Skated in two games for the Falcons, recording one goal for one point ... Appeared in six playoff games, notching two goals for two points, along with 12 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Appeared in 17 games for the Falcons, registering seven assists for 7 points ... Recalled to Phoenix on Nov. 26 where he played out
the remainder of the season. 2004-05: Appeared in 80 games with the Utah Grizzlies, registering 14 goals and 24 assists for 38 points, along with 57 penalty minutes ... Ranked 2nd on the team in assists (24) and points (38) ... T-3rd on the team in goals (14) ... Led Utah with four game-winning goals.
JUNIOR CAREER: Has skated in 121 games with the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League, recording 53 goals and 74 assists for 127 points, along with 146 penalty minutes. 2001-02: Appeared in 58 games for the Hitmen, tallying 19 goals and 31 assists for 50 points ... Finished 6th on the team in goals (19) and points (50) ... Skated in four playoff games, collecting one goal and one assist for two points. 2002-03: Appeared in 63 games with the Hitmen, registering 34 goals and 43 assists for 77 points, along with 95 penalty minutes ... Led all Hitmen in goals (34), assists (43), and points (77), as well as plus/minus (+23) ... Named WHL player of the month for November ... Skated in five playoff games, notching one goal and three assists for four points.
SWEDISH CAREER: Has appeared in 64 games with MoDo of the Swedish Jr. League and Vastra Frolunda of the Swedish League, registering nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points, along with 32 penalty minutes. 1999-00: Skated in 22 games with MoDo of the Swedish Jr. League, recording four goals and eight assists for 12 points. 2000-01: Appeared in 11 games with Vastra Frolunda of the Swedish Jr. League, tallying three goals and seven assists for 10 points ... Moved up to Frolunda's Swedish Elite League team ... Played in 31 games for Vastra Frolunda, notching two goals and three assits for five points ... Skated in five playoff games, recording two penalty minutes ... Also appeared in four playoff games for Frolunda's Jr. team, registering one goal and two assits for three points, along with six penalty minutes.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Has appeared in 33 games for Sweden's Under-18, Junior and Elite National Team's, registering four goals and six assists for 10 points, along with 44 penalty minutes. Skated in six games for Sweden in the Under-18 Championships in 2001, registering three goals and three assists for six points ... Skated in seven games during the 2001 World Junior Championships for Team Sweden, notching one goal and two assists for three points ... Appeared in seven games for Team Sweden during the 2002 World Junior Championships ... Appeared in four games in the 2003 World Junior Championships for Team Sweden, recording one assist for one point ... Represented Team Sweden at the World Championships in 2004, skating in nine games.
BACKGROUND: His hockey idol is Peter Forsberg ... Lists Bruce Springsteen as his favorite singer ... Most memorable hockey moment was his NHL debut ... Enjoys watching the television show Prison Break ... Single.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: June 23, 2001 - Phoenix's first round choice, 11th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Feb. 26, 2008 - Traded to the Rangers from Phoenix, along with David LeNeveu, Josh Gratton, and a conditional draft pick, in exchange for Al Montoya, and Marcel Hossa.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 3 (three times), last - 12/15/07 - 12/18/07 (four goals and one assist)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 3, 12/15/07 - 12/18/07 (four goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 2, 1/21/08 - 1/24/08 (two assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 3, Oct. 11, 2007 at NSH (Mason)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3, Dec. 8, 2007 at LAK
MOST POINTS, GAME: 3, (three times), last - Dec. 15, 2007 at NJD
MOST PIM, GAME: 6, Jan. 2, 2008 at COL
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 6, (four times), last - Mar. 2, 2008 PHI
FIRST NHL GAME: Nov. 30, 2003 at BOS
FIRST NHL GOAL: Dec. 12, 2003 at EDM