|BIRTHPLACE:||Brampton, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||SJS: 2002-139 overall|
|Traded by Detroit to N.Y. Rangers in exchange for Jordan Owens on March 3, 2010.
2011-12: Made his season debut on Oct. 18 at Vancouver. 2010-11: Made his Rangers debut on Jan. 15 at Montreal. ... Recorded his first point as a Ranger with an assist on Jan. 22 at Atlanta. 2009-10: Notched a goal in his season debut with Detroit on Dec. 14 vs. Phoenix. 2008-09: Was assessed two penalty minutes in his only appearance of the season with Toronto on Jan. 3 vs. Ottawa. 2007-08: Established career-highs in games played (28) and penalty minutes (32). 2006-07: Established career-highs in goals (two), assists (two), points (four), shots (30) and plus/minus rating (plus-four) ... Tallied his first career NHL goal on Jan. 1 vs. Boston (Thomas) ... Made his NHL debut for Toronto on Dec. 23 vs Washington.
2011-12: Established career-highs in goals (25), points (64), shots (221), and power play goals (seven). ... Tied for 10th in the AHL in points. ... Led the Whale in goals and multi-point performances (18), tied for the team lead in points, ranked second in assists, shots, and penalty minutes (130), and fourth in power play goals. ... Posted his first career hat trick on Oct. 8 at Adirondack. ... Ranked fourth on the team in playoff points (four) and fifth in assists (three). 2010-11: Established an AHL career-high in assists (44) and tied his career-high with five game-winning goals. ... Tied for 11th in the league in assists. ... Led Connecticut in points and assists, ranked second in shots, fourth in goals (17) and fifth in penalty minutes (139). ... Posted a career-high eight-game assist streak from Nov. 28 vs. Adirondack to Dec. 17 vs. Worcester (three goals, 12 assists). ... Registered 15 multi-point performances, including a three-assist effort on Oct. 17 at Providence. ... In addition, ranked fourth on Connecticut in playoff scoring with four points, and tied for third with two goals and two assists in six contests. ... Registered three points (two goals, one assist) on Apr. 21 in Game 5 at Portland. 2009-10: Made his Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) debut on Mar. 6 at Hamilton. ... Tied for the Wolf Pack lead in scoring with 18 points (four goals and 14 assists) in 18 games after joining the team. ... Led Grand Rapids and tied for 19th in the AHL in penalty minutes (144), and ranked third on the Griffins in points, tied for third in assists, fifth in power play goals (three), and ranked eighth in goals at the time of his trade to Hartford. ... Registered 10 multi-point performances. ... Posted a season-high, eight-game point streak from Mar. 21 vs. Providence to Apr. 7 vs. Worcester, registering 11 points (one goal and 10 assists) over the span. 2008-09: Tied for fourth on the Toronto Marlies (AHL) in assists (23) and ranked seventh in points (29), along with six goals and 72 penalty minutes in 33 games. ... Registered seven multi-point games, including his only multiple goal game on Oct. 18 vs. Hartford with two goals and an assists. ... Tallied three assists on Oct. 22 against Hamilton Recorded at least one point in five consecutive AHL games from Nov. 26 to Jan. 2 (one goal and six assists). 2007-08: Tied for fifth on the Marlies in goals (16), tied for sixth in assists (27) and ranked sixth in points (43) in 54 games. … Ranked third on the team in penalty minutes (101). … Posted 11 multi-point games, including two goals and two assists on Dec. 7 against Rochester. … Skated in 19 playoff games, ranking second on the team in points (13), third in assists (nine) and tied for fourth in goals (four). 2006-07: Skated in 27 games for the Marlies, tied for fifth on the team in goals (12), ranked third in assists (24) and tied for fourth in points (36), along with 87 penalty minutes. … Recorded 11 multi-point efforts, including his only multi-goal game on Oct. 27 at Grand Rapids with two goals. … Posted an eight-game scoring streak from Dec. 9 to Jan. 21, registering five goals and 10 assists over the span. 2005-06: Established career-highs in goals (22) and penalty minutes (215). ... Ranked fourth on the team in goals, third in assists and third in points. … Recorded multiple points in a career-high 18 games. … Registed a goal in three consecutive games from Dec. 29 to Jan. 7. … Posted a season-high six game scoring streak from Dec. 20 to Jan. 13 (four goals and five assists). … Tallied a season-high three assists on Apr. 14 vs. Hamilton. 2004-05: Skated if 55 games for the St. John’s Maple Leafs (AHL), registering four goals and nine assists for 13 points, along with 103 penalty minutes. ... Also skated in six games for the Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL), recording two goals and four assists for six points, along with 20 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Appeared in 72 games for St. John’s, tallying five goals and 15 assists for 20 points, along with a team-leading 153 penalty minutes.
2004-05: Skated in six games for the Pensacola Ice Pilots, recording two goals and four assists for six points, along with 20 penalty minutes.
Played five seasons in the OHL with Belleville and Sarnia. ... Played 306 career OHL games, collecting 306 points (122 goals, 184 assists) with 621 penalty minutes. 2002-03: Ranked second on the team in goals (34), assists (58) and points (92), in 64 games for the Sarnia Sting. … Tallied 26 multi-point performances, including three four-point performances. … Ranked eighth in the OHL in assists and ninth in points. … Posted two season-high, six-game scoring streaks, from Nov. 8 to Nov. 22 (two goals and six assists) and from Dec. 20 to Jan. 5 (four goals and seven assists). … Tied for the team lead in goals (four) and assists (four) and lead the team in scoring during the 2002-03 OHL Playoffs. 2001-02: Established OHL career-highs in goals (42), assists (62) and points (104) in 66 games for Sarnia … Lead the team in assists and points, and ranked second in goals. … Ranked fourth in OHL in scoring, tied for sixth in assists and eighth in points. … Posted 32 multi-point games, including a career-high six points (four goals and two assists) on Oct. 14 against Windsor. … Tallied his second hat-trick of the season on Dec. 1 at Belleville. … Posted a season-high seven-game scoring streak from Nov. to Nov. 16 (four goals and eight assists). … Recorded a goal and four assists on Jan. 10 against Sault Ste. Marie. 2000-01: Tied for third on Sarnia in goals (28), ranked fifth in assists (30) and fourth in points (58), along with 126 penalty minutes in 64 games. … Posted the fourth longest scoring streak in the OHL with 15 games (15 goals and 12 assists). … Recorded 14 multi-point games, along with five multi-goal games. 1999-00: Split time between the Belleville Bulls and Sarnia Sting, skating in 63 games, tallying 12 goals and 24 assists for 36 points, along with 116 penalty minutes. … Recorded 10 multi-point games. … 1999-98: Skated in 51 games for the Belleville Bulls, notching six goals and eight assists for 14 points, along with 89 penalty minutes. … Tallied four goals and six assists for 10 points in 21 games in helping the Bulls to the 1999 OHL Championship.
June 23, 2002 - Selected by San Jose Sharks with a fourth-round choice, No. 139 overall, in 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Oct. 2, 2003 -- Signed with St. John's (AHL) (Toronto Maple Leafs organization) as an unrestricted free agent. July 17, 2006 -- Signed with Toronto as an unrestricted free agent. July 6, 2009 -- Signed with Detroit as an unrestricted free agent. March 3, 2010 -- Traded by Detroit to N.Y. Rangers in exchange for Jordan Owens.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 3 from Jan. 1, 2007, to Jan. 6, 2007 (two goals and two assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 2 from Jan. 1, 2007, to Jan. 4, 2007 (two goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 2 from Jan. 4, 2007, to Jan. 6, 2007 (two assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 1, (four times) (last -- Dec. 14, 2009) (Detroit vs. Phoenix) (Bryzgalov)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 1, (four times) (last -- Jan. 22, 2011, at Atlanta)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 2 on Jan 4, 2007 (Toronto at Boston) (one goal and one assist)
MOST PIM, GAME: 17 on Jan. 19, 2011, vs. Toronto
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 5 on Jan 4, 2007 (Toronto at Boston)
FIRST NHL GAME: Dec. 23, 2006 (Toronto vs. Washington)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Jan. 1, 2007 (Toronto vs. Boston) (Thomas)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Jan 4, 2007 (Toronto at Boston)