POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: NYI: 1999-8 overall
|OHL First All-Star Team (2000) Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with Tim Connolly for Michael Peca, June 24, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Hammarby (Sweden-2), November 16, 2004. Rights traded to Vancouver by Buffalo for Vancouver's 4th round choice (later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Keith Aulie) in 2007 Entry Draft, July 14, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 2, 2009. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2012. Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from NY Rangers, January 2, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), July 24, 2014.|
2012-13: Tallied a goal and was credited with four hits on Apr. 21 vs. NJD, while skating in his 800th career NHL game ... Posted a season-high, five-game point streak from Apr. 18 vs. FLA to Apr. 25 at CAR (two goals, three assists over the span) ... Registered his first point as a Ranger with a goal and was credited with three hits while making his MSG debut with the team on Jan. 20 vs. PIT ... Tied for the game- high with four hits while making his Rangers debut on Jan. 19 at BOS ... Established a playoff career high in plus/minus rating (plus-two) ... Tied for fourth on the team in playoff goals (two) and playoff plus/minus rat- ing ... Ranked fifth on the team in playoff hits (32) and ninth in playoff blocked shots (13) ... Made his Made his Rangers playoff debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 2 at WSH ... Registered his first playoff point as a Ranger with an assist in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 6 vs. WSH ... Notched his first playoff goal as a Ranger, and was credited with three hits in 16:16 of ice time in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 13 at WSH. 2011-12: Ranked fourth on the Phoenix Coyotes in hits (137). ... Skated in his 700th career NHL game on Nov. 19 at Buffalo. ... Notched two goals, including the game-winner, on Apr. 7 at Minnesota. ... Posted two, two-assist performances – Dec. 29 at Colorado and Oct. 23 at Anaheim. ... Registered five points (one goal, four assists) in a five-game span from Oct. 13 at Nashville to Oct. 23 at Anaheim. ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (16) and goals (four) … Tied for third on the team in playoff goals, eighth in playoff points and ranked fourth in playoff hits (48). ... Notched the game-winning goal in Game 2 vs. Nashville on Apr. 29. 2010-11: Established career-highs in game-winning goals (six), hits (143) and blocked shots (48). ... Tied for first on the team in game-winning goals (six), ranked fifth in goals (18), eighth in points (31) and shots (126), tied for fourth in plus/minus rating (plus-11), and ranked third in hits (143). ... Registered six multi-point performances, including three, two-goal efforts – Nov. 21 at Vancouver, Dec. 9 vs. Minnesota and Jan. 6 at Colorado. ... Recorded seven points (five goals, two assists) in a seven-game span from Jan. 4 vs. Columbus to Jan. 15 vs. Anaheim. ... Tallied a goal in the season-opener on Oct. 9 against Boston at the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere in Prague, Czech Republic. ... Notched one goal in four playoff contests. 2009-10: Established a career-high in plus/minus rating (plus-13). ... Tied for fourth on the team in plus/minus rating and ranked fifth in game-winning goals (three). ... Posted a Gordie Howe hat trick with the game-winning goal, an assist and a fighting major, while skating in his 600th career NHL game on Mar. 27 vs. Colorado. ... Recorded his 100th career NHL goal, and added an assist on Mar. 10 vs. Vancouver. ... Notched his 200th NHL point with a goal on Dec. 23 vs. Anaheim. ... Tallied one goal and one assist in seven playoff contests. 2008-09: Registered his 100th career NHL assist on Apr. 2 vs. Anaheim. ... Notched a goal in consecutive games on Jan. 18 vs. Columbus and Jan. 20 at San Jose. ... Recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in a five-game span from Nov. 19 at NY Rangers to Nov. 27 vs. Calgary. ... Skated in four playoff contests. 2007-08: Established career-highs in games played (79), assists (21), penalty minutes (60) and shots (167), and tied his career-high in points (37). ... Tied for fourth on the team in points, ranked fourth in goals (16), assists (21) and shots (167), second in plus/minus rating (plus-nine) and third in power play goals (seven). ... Registered eight multi-point efforts, including back-to-back two-point performances on Jan. 11 vs. Phoenix (two goals) and Jan. 13 at St. Louis (two assists). ... Recorded seven points (two goals, five assists) in a six-game span from Dec. 2 at Minnesota to Dec. 12 at Anaheim. 2006-07: Established career-highs in goals (23), points (37), power play goals (nine) and power play points (11). ... Set a Vancouver franchise record, along with Trevor Linden, for fastest two power play goals (0:13 apart) on Jan. 13 at Toronto. ... Registered seven multi-point performances, including a two-goal effort on Mar. 25 vs. Colorado. ... Recorded seven points (five goals, two assists) in a seven-game span from Mar. 25 vs. Colorado to Apr. 7 at San Jose. ... Tied his career-high with a six-game point streak from Jan. 11 vs. Minnesota to Jan. 28 vs. San Jose (five goals, four assists), that began with a career-high, four-game goal streak ending on Jan. 19 at Buffalo (four goals). ... Established a playoff career-high in shots (30). ... Ranked third on the team in playoff points (six), playoff assists (four) and playoff shots (30), and tied for second in playoff goals (two). ... Notched his first career playoff goal with the game-winner in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 15 at Dallas. ... Tallied an assist and logged a career-high, 37:34 of ice time in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 11 vs. Dallas. 2005-06: Posted his second career hat trick on Nov. 17 vs. Washington … Notched the game-winning goal and added an assist on Apr. 8 at Ottawa. ... Established a career-high in playoff assists (five). ... Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Apr. 30 vs. Philadelphia. ... Tallied his first career playoff point with an assist in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 8 at Ottawa. 2003-04: Led Buffalo in shorthanded goals (two) and tied for second on the team in game-winning goals (four). ... Registered four multi-point performances. ... Tied his career-high with three assists on Nov. 5 vs. Atlanta. ... Notched back-to-back two-goal efforts on Oct. 23 at Los Angeles and Oct. 24 at Anaheim. 2002-03: Ranked sixth on the team in points (28), tied for fifth in goals (14) and eighth in assists (14). ... Notched his first career hat trick on Mar. 28 vs. Montreal (three goals). ... Posted a career-high, six-game point streak from Mar. 12 vs. Carolina to Mar. 29 at Carolina, registering eight points (five goals, three assists) over the span. 2001-02: Registered seven points (two goals, five assists) in the final five games of the season. ... Established a career-high with three assists on Apr. 10 at Pittsburgh … Posted his first career multi-point performance with two goals on Jan. 25 vs. Tampa Bay. 2000-01: Made his NHL debut on Oct. 6 at Tampa Bay. ... Posted a three-game assist streak from Mar. 29 vs. NY Rangers to Apr. 2 vs. Pittsburgh (three assists). ... Notched his first career NHL goal, the game-winner, on Nov. 27 vs. Tampa Bay. ... Tallied his first career NHL point with an assist on Oct. 27 vs. Montreal.
2000-01: Registered six goals and four assists for 10 points in 27 games with the Rochester Americans. ... Notched three game-winning goals.
2004-05: Registered 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points, along with 20 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating in 24 games with Hammarby IF (Sweden-2). ... Tied for second on the team in goals and ranked eighth in goals despite appearing in only 24 games.
1999-00: Established OHL career-highs in goals (40), assists (49), points (89) and plus/minus rating (plus-47). ... Tied for the OHL lead in plus/minus rating, eighth in goals and ranked eighth in points. ... Tied for the team lead in plus/minus rating, ranked third in goals and points, and fourth in assists. ... Established OHL playoff career-highs in games played (12), goals (eight), assists (seven), points (15), penalty minutes (25), power play goals (five) and game-winning goals (three). ... Tied for the team lead in playoff goals, ranked second in playoff points and fourth in playoff assists. 1998-99: Ranked third on the team in goals (37) and fourth in assists (38), points (75) and penalty minutes (95). ... Tied for the team lead in playoff assists (four) and ranked fourth in playoff points (four). 1997-98: Ranked fifth on the team in goals (14), tied for eighth in points (31) and ranked fifth in penalty minutes (104), while skating in 58 games as an OHL rookie. ... Notched his first career OHL goal on Sept. 20 vs. Barrie. ... Tied for seventh on the team in playoff points (four) and ranked fifth in playoff goals (three).
Favorite hockey player growing up was Mark Messier. ... Has a dog named Ranger. ... Would be a firefighter if he did not play hockey. ... Favorite road city in the NHL is Montreal. ... Enjoys golfing and fishing during the offseason. ... Works and participates in the Thunder Bay Hockey Celebrity Golf Classic, which benefits the Northern Cancer Fund in northwestern Ontario. ... Favorite vacation spot is Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. ... If he could meet one person, dead or alive, it would be Elvis. ... Favorite bands are Kings of Leon and Arcade Fire. ... Lists “Entourage” as his favorite TV show. ... His most memorable hockey experience is playing the 2006 Eastern Conference Finals as a member of the Buffalo Sabres. ... Single.
June 26, 1999 -– N.Y. Islanders' first choice, No. 8 overall, in the first round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. June 24, 2001 -- Traded by N.Y. Islanders with Tim Connolly to Buffalo in exchange for Michael Peca. July 14, 2006 -- Traded by Buffalo to Vancouver in exchange for 2007 fourth-round draft pick (later traded). Sept. 2, 2009 -- Signed with Phoenix as an unrestricted free agent. July 3, 2012 -- Signed with Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 6 (twice) (last -- Jan. 11, 2007, to Jan. 28, 2007) (five goals and four assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 4 from Jan. 11, 2007, to Jan. 19, 2007 (four goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3 (twice) (last -- Oct. 17, 2002, to Oct. 22, 2002) (three assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 3 (twice) (last, -- Nov. 17, 2005) (Buffalo vs. Washington) (Johnson)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3 (twice) (last -- Nov. 5, 2003) (Buffalo vs. Atlanta)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 3 (four times) (last -- Nov. 17, 2005) (Buffalo vs. Washington)
MOST PIM, GAME: 10 on Oct. 10, 2002 (Buffalo vs. N.Y. Islanders)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 7 on Jan. 21, 2008 (Vancouver vs. Minnesota)
FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 6, 2000 (N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Nov. 27, 2000 (N.Y. Islanders vs. Tampa Bay) (Cloutier)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 27, 2000 (N.Y. Islanders vs. Montreal)
CAREER IN THE SHOOTOUT
SUCCESS RATE: 7.7 percent
GAME-DECIDING GOALS: 1
CAREER PENALTY SHOTS
Nov. 12, 2008, vs. Colorado (Budaj) -- Goal