|BIRTHPLACE:||Lloydminster, SK, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||NYI: 1995-2 overall|
2009-10: Tied for third on the team with a plus-4 rating on the road, and ranked second among team defensemen with a plus-eight rating overall. ... Tied for second on the team with three points (one goal and two assists) vs. Central Division opponents. ... Recorded 10 of his 14 points at MSG. … The Rangers posted a record of 7-3-1 when he recorded a point. … Ended the season ranked ninth among active players in plus/minus rating (plus-162) ... Notched one goal, and added two assists and a plus-2 rating on Oct. 12 vs. Toronto. ... 2008-09: Skated in 81 games with the Rangers, registering three goals and 23 assists for 26 points, along with 51 penalty minutes. ... Ranked third on the team with 98 blocked shots. ... Recorded five multi-point performances on the season. ... Skated in his 900th NHL game on Feb. 26 vs. Florida. ... Tallied three assists, including one shorthanded assist, and registered a plus-three rating on Dec. 10 at Atlanta. ... Recorded a goal in his Garden debut on Oct. 10 vs. Chicago. 2007-08: Appeared in 80 games with the Ottawa Senators, tallying six goals and 32 assists for 38 points, along with 60 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating. ... Led all team defensemen and ranked seventh overall in points (38). ... Ranked 17th in the NHL in defenseman assists (32). ... His 32 assists also ranked fifth overall on the team. ... Ranked third on the Senators in average icetime (22:12). ... Also ranked second on the team among defensemen in power play goals (four), and third in goals (six) and plus/minus rating (plus-11). ... Posted nine multiple-point games, including a three-assist effort on Dec. 29 vs. Washington. ... Recorded one, three-game points streak from Nov. 21 at Buffalo to Nov. 24 vs. Philadelphia. ... Surpassed the 30-point plateau for the ninth time in 11 NHL seasons. ... Notched his 100th NHL goal on Dec. 26 at Buffalo. ... Appeared in his 800th NHL game vs. Buffalo on Jan. 10. ... Also collected one assist in four post-season contests with the Senators. 2006-07: Appeared in 64 games with the Ottawa Senators, recording seven goals and 29 assists for 36 points, along with 50 penalty minutes. ... Skated in his 700th career NHL game on Oct. 19 vs. Colorado. ... Notched eight multiple-point performances. ... Led Ottawa in average icetime (22:54), ranked fourth in power play points (19) and tied for sixth in assists (29). ... His four power play goals also ranked first among club defensemen, and he tied for the lead in game winning goals with three. ... Ranked third in points (36). ... Recorded a career-high seven-game scoring streak from Jan. 3 to Jan. 16. ... Named Alternate Captain for the eighth season. ... Also appeared in 20 post-season matches, notching three goals and seven assists for 10 points, along with 10 penalty minutes to help lead the Senators to the Stanley Cup Finals. ... Ranked first on the team and fourth among legaue defensemen in playoff scoring with 10 points. 2005-06: Appeared in 65 games with the Ottawa Senators, recording 10 goals and 40 assists for 50 points, along with 63 penalty minutes. ... Established career-highs in assists (40) and points (50). ... Tied for the league lead in plus/minus rating (plus-35). ... Named Captain for four games. ... Registered 12 multiple-point games, including a career-high four points on Dec. 26 vs. the Rangers. ... Also appeared in nine playoff games, tallying two goals and eight assists for 10 points, along with 10 penalty minutes. ... His eight assists tied for third on the team during the post-season. 2003-04: Appeared in 81 games with the Ottawa Senators, recording 17 goals and 26 assists for 43 points, along with 65 penalty minutes. ... Tied for first among all NHL defensemen in goals (17). ... His 17 goals established a career-high. ... Tied for 10th in the NHL in power play goals. ... Named Captain for five games. ... Awarded the NHL Defensive Player of the Month for January. ... Selected to participate in his second career All-Star game, but did not dress (flu). 2002-03: Appeared in 76 games with the Ottawa Senators, tallying 10 goals and 35 assists, along with 70 penalty minutes. ... Recorded a team season-high 34:12 of icetime on Apr. 1 vs. Boston. ... Posted nine multiple-point games. ... Named Captain for one game. ... Notched his first career playoff overtime goal on Apr. 29 at Philadelphia. 2001-02: Appeared in 79 games with the Ottawa Senators, tallying nine goals and 25 assists for 34 points, along with 48 penalty minutes. ... Represented Team North America in the NHL All-Star Game. 2000-01: Appeared in 78 games with the Ottawa Senators, tallying 10 goals and 37 assists, along with 49 minutes in penalty. ... Ranked third in the NHL in average shifts/game with 31.8, and 15th in average time on ice with 25:17. ... Surpassed the 30-assists plateau for the first time in his career. ... Registered eight multiple-point games, including a three-point effort on Apr. 17 vs. Toronto (two goals and one assist). ... Also appeared in four post-season games. 1999-00: Appeared in 81 games with the Ottawa Senators, recording 10 goals and 26 assists for 36 points, along with 49 penalty minutes. ... Recorded six multiple-point performances. ... Named Assistant Captain on Oct. 2. ... Did not play in the post-season after suffering a fractured foot during the final game of the regular season on Apr. 9 vs. Tampa Bay. 1998-99: Appeared in 72 games with the Ottawa Senators, tallying eight goals and 21 assists for 29 points, along with 54 penalty minutes. ... Notched four multiple-point games, including his first career multiple-goal effort on Feb. 15 vs. Chicago (two goals). ... Also appeared in four playoff matches, recording one goal and two assists, along with two penalty minutes. 1997-98: Appeared in 80 games with the Ottawa Senators, tallying eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points, along with 27 penalty minutes. ... Led the team in plus/minus rating (plus-17). ... Also appeared in nine post-season contests with the Senators, recording two assists and two penalty minutes. 1996-97: Skated in 82 games with the Ottawa Senators, registering six goals and 24 assists for 30 points, along with 41 penalty minutes during his rookie season. ... One of only three Senators to appear in all 82 games. ... Notched his first career goal in his NHL debut on Oct. 5 vs. Montreal. ... Named the NHL Rookie of the Month for April. ... Also appeared in seven post-season contests, tallying one goal and three assists for four points, along with two penalty minutes. ... Recorded his first playoff point with an assist on Apr. 19 vs. Buffalo.
2011-12: Named the Connecticut Whale captain on March 3, 2012. ... Ranked fourth among Whale defensemen in points (20), and tied for third in assists (16) and goals (four). 2010-11: Led all team defensemen in points (42), goals (eight), assists (34), power play goals (four) and shorthanded goals (one), and ranked second on Connecticut overall in assists, fourth in points and sixth in power play goals. ... Tallied two assists while making his AHL debut on Oct. 9 vs. Charlotte. ... Notched his first career AHL goal with a power play tally on Oct. 15 at Albany. ... Notched his first career AHL shorthanded goal and game-winner, and the first shorthanded goal in overtime in Connecticut franchise history, on Feb. 21 at Portland. ... Also led the team in playoff assists (six), and tied for the team lead in playoff scoring (six points). ... Tallied three assists on Apr. 21 vs. Portland.
1995-96: Appeared in 51 games with Brandon (WHL), collecting nine goals and 45 assists for 54 points, along with 55 penalty minutes. ... Named to the Canadian Hockey League's (CHL) Second All-Star Team for the second time. ... Selected for the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. 1994-95: Skated in 64 games with the Wheat Kings (WHL), recording 14 goals and 46 assists for 60 points, along with 83 penalty minutes. 1993-94: Appeared in 63 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL), tallying four goals and 35 assists for 39 points, along with 98 penalty minutes.
2006: Represented Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, collecting one assist in six games. 2005: Skated in nine contests with Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships, tallying two goals and three assists for five points, along with two penalty minutes en route to the Silver Medal ... Named Best Defensman of the Tournament by the Directorate. 2004: Captured the Gold Medal with Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey, tallying one assist in two matches. 2001: Represented Canada at the IIHF World Championships ... Recorded three assists and 25 penalty minutes in seven contests. 1999: Appeared in 10 games with Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships, tallying one goal and two assists for three points, along with six penalty minutes. 1996: Represented Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championships for the second consecutive year ... Recorded two assists and two penalty minutes in six contests en route to capturing the Gold Medal. 1995: Member of the Team Canada at the IIHF U-20 World Junior Championships ... Appeared in seven games, tallying three goals and two assists to help lead Canada capture the Gold Medal.
Is a fan of Pearl Jam, Metallica and several other rock bands ... Idolized Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier during his childhood ... Lists representing Team Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy as his most memorable hockey moment ... His favorite sport other than hockey is golf ... Enjoys wake boarding when he's not playing hockey ... He would be an engineer if he wasn't a hockey player ... Created the "Wade's World" charity event to benefit C.H.E.O (Children's Hospital Eastern Ontario) in Ottawa, Ontario ... Married: wife, Danica; daughter, Leni.
July 8, 1995 --New York Islanders first-round choice, 2nd overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. January 23, 1996 - Traded to Ottawa with Damian Rhodes from Toronto, from the NY Islanders in a three-team deal with Toronto for Don Beaupre (to Toronto), Martin Straka and Bryan Berard. July 1, 2008 – Signed with the Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 7, Jan. 1, 2007, to Jan. 16, 2007 (two goals and eight assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 3, Nov. 13, 2003, to Nov. 17, 2003 (three goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 5, Jan. 3, 2007, to Jan. 11, 2007 (seven assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2 on Dec. 26, 2005 (Ottawa vs. N.Y. Rangers) (Weekes, Lundqvist)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3, (eight times) (last -- Dec. 10, 2008) (Ottawa at Atlanta)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 4 on Dec. 26, 2005 (Ottawa vs. N.Y. Rangers)
MOST PIM, GAME: 25 on March 5, 2004 (Ottawa at Philadelphia)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 9, (twice) (last -- April 13, 2006) (Ottawa vs. Florida)
FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 5, 1996 (Ottawa vs. Montreal)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 5, 1996 (Ottawa vs. Montreal) (Thibault)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 11, 1996 (Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh)