POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHPLACE: St. John's, NL, CAN
DRAFTED: SJS: 2001-175 overall
|Missed majority of 2007-08 due to knee injury at Columbus, October 27, 2007. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose for NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Gabryel Boudreau) in 2013 Entry Draft, Florida's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Pavel Laplante) in 2013 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 5th round choice in 2014 Entry Draft, April 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 2013.|
2011-12: Finished sixth on San Jose Sharks in points (45) and first in penalty minutes (97). ... Tied for second in the NHL with four shootout-deciding goals. ... Had his third career Gordie Howe Hat Trick, 14th in Sharks history, with a goal, assist and two fighting majors at Los Angeles on April 5. ... Had three assists on Feb. 4 at Phoenix. ... Missed five games (Jan. 19 thru Jan. 31) with an upper body injury. ... Had a goal, an assist and was plus-2 vs. Dallas on Dec. 8. ... Scored a goal, had a fighting major and converted the shootout winner vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 3. ... Scored a goal and had an assist on Oct. 28 at Detroit. ... Posted two points (one goal, one assist) and converted the shootout winner at New Jersey on Oct. 21. ... Posted two assists on Oct. 15 vs. St. Louis. ... Scored a goal in the season-opener vs. Phoenix on Oct. 8. ... Tied for the team lead in postseason assists (3). 2010-11: Set single-season highs in goals (24), points (62) and plus/minus (plus-13) and tied his career best in assists. ... Tied for 15th in the NHL in even-strength points (49 with 19 goals) ... Tied for fourth on team in assists, fourth in goals, fifth in points, second in hits (153) and in PIM and fourth in plus-minus. ... One of three NHL players to have 60-plus points and 100-plus PIM. ... One of the team’s alternate captains. ... Recorded his second Gordie Howe Hat Trick, 11th in San Jose history, at Phoenix on March 26 with a goal, two assists and a fighting major. ... Missed last three games (April 6-9, lower body injury). ... Registered his 200th point (goal) at Detroit on Feb. 22. ... Played in his 300th game and scored a power play goal on Feb. 19 vs. Colorado. ... His 129 consecutive games played streak was snapped on Jan. 15 vs. St. Louis (lower body injury). ... Posted his 100th NHL assist with three points (two assists) vs. Calgary on Nov. 13. ... Registered his 300th NHL penalty minute on Oct. 21 at Colorado. ... Tied for 15th NHL in postseason points. ... Had five multi-point games (12 overall with at least one point) in playoffs. ... Missed WCSF Game 6 at Detroit (upper body injury). ... Tied career postseason high with three assists in WCSF Game 4 at Detroit, placing him third in franchise history in postseason points. ... Tied for fifth in the League in both goals (four) and points (seven) in Round 1 of the 2011 playoffs. ... Posted two goals in WCQF Games 3 and 4 at Los Angeles. ... Set a career high with three assists in WCQF Game 1. 2009-10: Established career highs in assists (38), shots (189), PIM (131, led team) and games played. ... Named Sharks Foundation “Player of the Month” for March. ... Post-Olympic break, he had at least one point in 15 of his 20 games (17 points, four goals and 13 assists). ... Finished third on the team in hits (157). ... Scored on his first career penalty shot on Dec. 30 vs. Washington, the eventual game-winning goal. ... Had a career-high 10-game point streak from Nov. 17-Dec. 9. ... His plus-4 mark in WCQF Game 6 vs. Colorado tied a franchise single game playoff record. ... Posted two assists in WCQF Game 2, including one on the game-winning overtime goal. 2008-09: Ranked sixth on team in goals, tied for first in power play goals (11) and fifth in hits (135). ... Set a career high in points/assists in a single game (four) on Jan. 17 vs. Detroit. ... Four-game goal streak (Oct. 30-Nov. 6, five goals) set a career high. ... Registered his first NHL Gordie Howe Hat Trick, the 10th in Sharks history, on Nov. 4 vs. Minnesota with a goal, an assist and a fighting major. Tied for third on San Jose in postseason hits (16). 2007-08: Appeared in his first game after missing 67 (knee injury) on March 30 vs. Phoenix. Named No. 2 star of the game with an assist and a game-high six hits. ... Activated from IR on March 27…Placed on IR after hurting knee on Oct. 28 at Columbus. ... Finished 10th in NHL in postseason hits (40). ... Tied for team lead in postseason goals. ... Scored two goals and led the team with eight shots and seven hits in WCQF Game 1 vs. Calgary. 2006-07: Posted five, three-point games. ... Tied for ninth among NHL rookies in goals, tied for 11th in power play goals (four), tied for seventh in game-winning goals (three) and 10th in points. ... Finished third in shooting percentage among all rookies (17.2). ... Second on the team in PIM and fighting majors (eight). ... Named NHL Rookie of the Month for January 2007, becoming the first Sharks recipient of the award since Evgeni Nabokov in Dec. 2000. ... Recorded first hat trick vs. Columbus on Jan. 6. ... Returned from IR on Oct. 29 at Tampa Bay and notched his first NHL goal. ... Led NHL rookies in postseason goals (also tied for first on team) and was second in points. ... Tied for second among NHL rookies in postseason hits (25). 2005-06: Compiled his first career multi-point game with two assists at St. Louis on Oct. 8. ... Earned his first fighting major (Chicago’s Jim Vandermeer) on Oct. 7. ... Made first NHL postseason appearance in WCSF Game 4 at Edmonton.
2004-05: Named Cleveland’s Most Valuable Player after leading Barons in goals (27), assists (35), points (62), plus/minus (plus-19), first goals (nine), multi-point games (16), power play goals (14) and power play points (23). 2003-04: Finished 12th among all AHL rookie scorers and fourth in assists. ... Finished Fifth on team in scoring and fourth in assists, plus/minus (plus-15) and PIM. ... Tied for second on team in goals and seventh in scoring.
2002-03: Set QMJHL career highs in assists (49) and points (75) while splitting season with Rimouski and Montreal. ... Tied for second on Montreal in playoff points and assists. ... Tied for first on Montreal in postseason power-play goals (3). 2001-02: Finished third on Rimouski in points. ... Was also fourth on the Oceanic in goals and assists. ... Led club in game-winning goals (8). ... Tied for fourth on Rimouski in power play goals (10). 2000-01: Finished season with Rimouski following promotion from Tier II juniors. ... Led club in playoff goal scoring with eight in 11 postseason games.
Nicknamed “Clowie”. ... Would be a crab fisherman, his father’s profession, if he wasn’t playing hockey. ... If he could have dinner with anyone in history it would be Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Billy Martin. ... Hockey idol is Eric Lindros.
June 24, 2001 -- Selected by San Jose in the sixth round, No. 175 overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. April 2, 2013 -- Traded by San Jose to Rangers in exchange for 2013 second-round draft pick, 2013 third round pick (via Florida, obtained in trade of Wojtek Wolski) and conditional 2014 draft pick.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 10 from Nov. 17, 2009, to Dec. 9, 2009 (five goals and seven assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 4 from Oct. 30, 2008, to Nov. 6, 2008 (five goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 5 (twice) (last -- March 23, 2011, to April 2, 2011) (six assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 3 on Jan. 6, 2007 (San Jose vs. Columbus) (Norrena)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 4 on Jan. 17, 2009 (San Jose vs. Detroit)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 4 on Jan. 17, 2009 (San Jose vs. Detroit) (4 assists)
MOST PIM, GAME: 35 on Jan. 27, 2013 (San Jose vs. Vancouver)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 8, (four times) (last -- April 10, 2010) (San Jose vs. Phoenix)
FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 5, 2005 (San Jose at Nashville)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 29, 2006 (San Jose at Tampa Bay) (Denis)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 8, 2005 (San Jose at St. Louis)
CAREER IN THE SHOOTOUT
SUCCESS RATE: 39.0 percent
GAME-DECIDING GOALS: 5
CAREER PENALTY SHOTS
Dec. 30, 2009, vs. Washington (Neuvirth) -- Goal