|BIRTHPLACE:||Nipawin, SK, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||NYR: 2004-48 overall|
2009-10: Set a Rangers single-game season-high with 29 penalty minutes on Nov. 3 at Vancouver. ... Tallied his first career NHL goal in his season debut on Oct. 30 at Minnesota. 2007-08: Made his NHL debut on Feb. 5 vs. Los Angeles, following his recall from Hartford on Feb. 3.
MINOR LEAGUE CAREER
2009-10: Established career-highs in goals (25), points (52) and power play goals (13). … Tied for seventh in the AHL in power play goals. ... Ranked second on the team in points and power play goals, third in goals and fourth in assists. … Posted 11 multi-point performances, including two, three-point efforts on Feb. 13 vs. Bridgeport (two goals and one assist) and Apr. 10 vs. Springfield (one goal and two assists). … Registered a career-high seven-game point streak from Oct. 23 at Adirondack to Nov. 19 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, tallying nine points (four goals and five assists) over the span. … Notched the overtime game winning goal on Jan. 22 vs. Manchester. … Recorded two assists on Oct. 25 vs. Worcester. 2008-09: Skated in nine games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering four goals and three assists for seven points, along with 18 penalty minutes. ... Missed the final 71 games of the regular season due to an injury sustained on Oct. 31 against Worcester. ... Tied for the team lead in playoff goals (three) and tied for second on the Wolf Pack in playoff points (four). 2007-08: Appeared in 73 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), recording 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points, along with 184 penalty minutes. ... Led the team in penalty minutes (184). ... Tied for third on the club in goals (23), fifth in points (46) and fourth in plus/minus rating (plus-23). ... Recorded a four-game goal streak from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19 (four goals). ... Recorded a six-game point streak from Feb. 8 to Feb. 20 (six goals and three assists). ... Appeared in five playoff games, notching two goals and one assist for three points, along with two penalty minutes. ... Tied for second on the team in goals (two) and fourth in points (three). 2006-07: Ranked third on the Wolf Pack in assists (30) and penalty minutes (213). … Ranked fourth on the team with 47 points and seven power play goals. … Placed fifth on the club in goals (17). … Recorded 10 multi-point games. … Notched his first career AHL hat trick on Mar. 31 against Manchester. … Tallied his first career professional goal on Nov. 3 vs. Providence. … Registered a pair of assists in his Wolf Pack season debut on Oct. 13 vs. Bridgeport. … Notched his first professional playoff point with a goal in Game Four of the Atlantic Division Semifinals on Apr. 24 at Providence. 2005-06: Collected one assist in his professional debut on Apr. 7 vs. Portland.
Appeared in 236 career regular season games with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League (WHL), registering 49 goals and 50 assists for 99 points, along with 518 penalty minutes. ... In 23 career playoff games, collected five goals and eight assists for 13 points, along with 35 penalty minutes. 2005-06: Appeared in 71 games with the Raiders, registering 21 goals and 27 assists for 48 points, along with 157 penalty minutes. ... Tied for team lead in goals (21). ... Ranked second on the team in power play goals (nine) and penalty minutes (157). ... Ranked third on the squad in scoring with 48 points ... Recorded nine multiple-point games. ... Named team's Top Defensive Forward for 2005-06. ... Received team's Humanitarian Award and Hardest Working Raider accolades. ... Notched a hat trick and was named First Star on Feb. 15 against Swift Current. ... Tallied one goal and one assist, and earned First Star honors on Jan. 18 vs. Brandon. ... Participated in the ADT Canada Russia Challenge, notching one assist for the WHL Team. 2004-05: In 65 games with Prince Albert, registered 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points, along with 181 penalty minutes. ... Ranked second on Prince Albert with 181 penalty minutes. ... Appeared in 17 playoff games, registering four goals and six assists for 10 points, along with 18 penalty minutes. ... Tied for second on the Raiders with 10 points in postseason play (four goals and six assists). 2003-04: Appeared in 65 games with the Raiders, registering 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points, along with 181 penalty minutes. ... Chosen to participate in the 2004 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 21. ... Appeared in six playoff games with Prince Albert, registering one goal and two assists, along with 17 penalty minutes. 2002-03: Skated in 49 games with Prince Albert, notching eight goals and six assists along with 46 penalty minutes.
2004: Represented Canada at the 2004 (U-18) World Junior Championships, registering one assist and eight penalty minutes.
June 26, 2004 - Rangers' second-round choice, 48th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
MOST GOALS, GAME: 1 (Oct. 30, 2009, at MIN)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 1 (Oct. 30, 2009, at MIN)
MOST PIM, GAME: 29 (Nov. 3, 2009, at VAN)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 3 (Oct. 30, 2009, at MIN)
FIRST NHL GAME: Feb. 3, 2008, vs. LA
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 30, 2009, at MIN (Backstrom)