|BIRTHPLACE:||Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||MTL: 1996-71 overall|
|Traded to NY Islanders by Montreal with Montreal's 5th round choice (Marcus Paulsson) in 2002 Entry Draft for Mariusz Czerkawski, June 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Visp (Swiss-2), January 19, 2005. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 7, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 7, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 20, 2010. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1. 2012.|
2011-12: Recorded his 200th career point with an assist on Dec. 16 at Ottawa. ... Tallied a goal while skating in his 700th career game on Oct. 20 vs. Montreal. ... Ranked second on the team in penalty minutes with 76. ... Pittsburgh posted a 5-0-0 record in games when he tallied a goal. ... Registered four points (one goal, three assists) in a five-game span from Oct. 20 vs. Montreal to Oct. 29 at Toronto. ... Also skated in three playoff contests. 2010-11: Recorded four points (two goals, two assists) in a six-game span from Nov. 6 at Phoenix to Nov. 17 vs. Vancouver. ... Tallied his first goal of the season Nov. 10 vs. Boston. ... Led the Penguins in goals (three) and tied for the team lead in points (four) during the postseason. ... Posted a playoff career-high, four-game point streak to begin the postseason from Apr. 13 vs. Tampa Bay to Apr. 20 at Tampa Bay, registering four points (three goals, one assist) over the span. 2009-10: Tied his career-high for game-winning goals with two -- Oct. 24 vs. Florida and Apr. 4 vs. Detroit. ... Notched double-digit goals for the fourth time in his career. ... Posted two multi-point efforts, including a two-assist performance on Jan. 7 at Pittsburgh. ... Tallied four points (three goals, one assist) in a five-game span from Mar. 27 at Pittsburgh to Apr. 4 vs. Detroit. ... Recorded 10 points (three goals, seven assists) and a plus-five rating in 14 games during the month of January. ... Tallied a three-game assist/point streak from Jan. 3 at Ottawa to Jan. 7 at Pittsburgh (one goal, four assists). ... Was assessed a season-high 17 penalty minutes on Nov. 28 at Atlanta. ... Posted a career-high, three-game goal streak from Oct. 16 at Florida to Oct. 24 vs. Florida (three goals). ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (23), goals (four), assists (three), points (seven), plus/minus rating (plus-four), and shots (32). ... Notched a goal in consecutive games on May 24 vs. Montreal and May 29 at Chicago. ... Tallied a playoff career-high, two points (one goal, one assist) in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on May 29 at Chicago. 2008-09: Established career-highs in penalty minutes (155) and fighting majors (17). ... Posted three multi-point performances, including a two-assist effort on Apr. 12 vs. NY Rangers and a two-goal game, including the game winner, on Mar. 14 vs. NY Rangers. ... Registered a three-game point streak from Mar. 29 vs. Boston to Apr. 3 at Toronto, recording three points (one goal, two assists) over the span. ... Also tallied one goal and one assist in six playoff contests. ... Notched the game-winning goal in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 23 at Pittsburgh. 2007-08: Tied his career-high for game-winning goals with two –- Oct. 17 at Pittsburgh and Dec. 16 vs. Philadelphia. ... Notched two goals on Feb. 16 at Ottawa. ... Tallied one assist in five playoff contests. 2006-07: Established a career-high in games played (80). ... Ranked seventh on the team in goals (11). ... Registered five points (two goals, three assists) in a five-game span from Mar. 27 vs. New Jersey to Apr. 5 vs. Toronto. ... Notched two goals on Jan. 27 vs. Buffalo. ... Registered nine points (five goals, four assists) in a 16-game span from Nov. 25 vs. Washington to Jan. 2 vs. Philadelphia, including three goals in a four-game span from Dec. 3 at NY Rangers to Dec. 9 vs. Florida. ... Tallied one goal in five playoff contests. 2005-06: Established a career-high in hits (168). ... Ranked second on the team and 15th in the NHL in hits. ... Ranked third on the team in penalty minutes (103) and tied for seventh in goals (nine). ... Posted three multi-point efforts, including a two-assist performance on Oct. 29 vs. Buffalo. ... Registered two, career-high tying, four-game point streaks – Nov. 12 vs. Boston to Nov. 17 at Tampa Bay (two goals, two assists) and Dec. 10 vs. Edmonton to Dec. 19 at Toronto (three goals, two assists). ... Tallied six points in a five-game span from Oct. 20 vs. NY Rangers to Oct. 29 vs. Buffalo (one goal, five assists), ending with a career-high tying, threegame assist streak beginning on Oct. 25 vs. Atlanta (four assists). 2003-04: Ranked eighth on the team in goals (12), third in penalty minutes (92) and sixth in even-strength goals (11). ... Tallied two assists on Jan. 17 v. Buffalo. ... Notched two goals on Dec. 23 vs. Philadelphia … Recorded one assist in five playoff contests. 2002-03: Established career-highs in goals (15), assists (19), points (34), shots (114) and power play goals (four). ... Ranked fifth on the team in goals, ninth in assists and points, and eighth in penalty minutes. ... Tallied single-game career-highs in assists (four), points (five) and plus/minus rating (plus-four) on Mar. 25 at Chicago. ... Registered 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in the final 13 games of the season. ... Recorded four multi-point performances. ... Notched two goals, including the game winner, on Feb. 15 at Los Angeles. ... Skated in five playoff contests. 2001-02: Ranked third on the team with a career-high, plus-seven rating. ... Registered six points (four goals, two assists) in a nine-game span from Dec. 10 vs. Minnesota to Jan. 3 at Vancouver. ... Tallied his first career playoff point with an assist on Apr. 27 at Boston. 2000-01: Led the team in fighting majors (seven) and ranked third in penalty minutes (59). ... Recorded two assists on Nov. 3 at Buffalo. 1999-00: Recorded his first career point with an assist on Dec. 18 at Toronto. ... Notched two goals, including his first career NHL goal, on Dec. 29 vs. Ottawa. ... Registered three points (two goals, one assist) in two games from Jan. 19 vs. NY Islanders to Jan. 22 vs. Pittsburgh. 1998-99: Made his NHL debut on Nov. 28 at Pittsburgh.
2001-02: Skated in 24 games with the Quebec Citadelles, scoring nine goals with 14 assists for 23 points, along with 35 penalty minutes. ... His goal total was the second-highest of his AHL career. ... Tallied seven even-strength goals and tied his AHL career-high with two game-winning goals. 2000-01: Skated in 15 games with Quebec, registering seven goals and nine assists for 16 points, along with 51 penalty minutes. ... Tied for eighth on the team with an AHL career-high, plus-two rating. ... Established an AHL career-high, six power play goals. ... Tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in seven playoff contests. 1999-00: Appeared in 13 games with Quebec, tallying four goals and five assists for nine points, along with 32 penalty minutes. ... Established an AHL career-high with two game-winning goals. 1998-99: Established AHL career-highs in games played (60), goals (16), assists (18), points (34) and penalty minutes (118). ... Ranked fifth on the team in penalty minutes and sixth in goals. ... Notched five power play goals. ... Established AHL playoff career-highs in games played (13), goals (eight), assists (six), and points (14). 1997-98: Skated in two games with Fredericton. ... Tallied his first professional points with one goal and one assist. ... Also recorded his first professional playoff point with one assist in two postseason contests.
2004-05: Skated in five games with EHC Visp of the Swiss-2 league. ... Tallied two goals and four assists, along with six penalty minutes.
1997-98: Ranked second on the team in goals (43), assists (49) and points (92). ... Ranked 16th in the league in goals and 18th in points. ... Led the Rebels and ranked 11th in the WHL with 16 power play goals. ... Appeared in five postseason contests, registering two assists and eight penalty minutes. 1996-97: Established career-highs in goals (45), assists (51) and points (96). ... Ranked third on the team in goals, assists and points. ... Ranked 10th in the league in goals, 12th in points and 14th in game-winning goals (seven). ... Posted a five-game point streak from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11, registering six goals and seven assists over the span. ... Tallied 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points, along with 36 penalty minutes in 16 playoff contests. ... Ranked first on the Rebels and second in the AHL in postseason scoring. 1995-96: Tallied 32 goals and 45 assists for 77 points, along with 174 penalty minutes in 70 games. ... Skated in 10 postseason games, registering six goals and three assists for nine points, along with 20 penalty minutes. 1994-95: Tallied 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points, along with 126 penalty minutes in 62 games as a rookie with the Red Deer Rebels.
1995: Tallied two goals and three assists in five games with Canada’s Under-18 team.
Nicknamed “Ash”. ... Had own charity called “Arron’s Chance 2 Play Hockey”. ... Would like to live in New Zealand for a year … Children -- Dexter, Oceane and Azilyn.
July 22, 1996 -– Montreal's third choice, No. 71 overall, in the third round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. June 22, 2002 -- Traded by Montreal with 2002 fifth-round pick (Marcus Paulsson) to N.Y. Islanders in exchange for Mariusz Czerkawksi. Aug. 7, 2007 -- Signed with New Jersey as an unrestricted free agent. July 7, 2008 - Signed with Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent. Aug. 20, 2010 -- Signed with Pittsburgh as an unrestricted free agent. July 1, 2012 -- Signed with Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 4 games from 12/10/05 to 12/19/05 (three goals and two assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 3 games from 10/16/09 to 10/24/09 (three goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3 games from 1/3/10 to 1/7/10 (four assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2 (seven times), last, March 14, 2009 (Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Rangers)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 4 on March 25, 2003 (N.Y. Islanders at Chicago)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 5 on March 25, 2003 (N.Y. Islanders at Chicago) (1 goal, 4 assists)
MOST PIM, GAME: 17 (three times), last, Nov. 28, 2009 (Philadelphia at Atlanta)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 6 on Dec. 3, 2002 (N.Y. Islanders vs. Vancouver)
FIRST NHL GAME: Nov. 28, 1998 (Montreal vs. Pittsburgh)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Dec. 29, 1999 (Montreal vs. Ottawa) (Lalime)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Dec. 18, 1999 (Montreal at Toronto)
CAREER IN THE SHOOTOUT
CAREER PENALTY SHOTS
Dec. 28, 2007, vs. Buffalo (Miller) -- Save