HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHPLACE: Anchorage, AK, USA
DRAFTED: NYR: 2004-60 overall
2010-11: Established career-highs in goals (24), assists (30), points (54), power play assists (seven), power play points (11) and shots on goal (202). ... Led the team in points, goals, assists, and road points (26), ranked second in shots, tied for first in road goals (14), third in power play goals (four) and power play points (11), fourth in power play assists (seven), and led all team forwards in average ice time (20:13). ... The Rangers posted a record of 27-11-2 when he registered a point. ... Led the team with a career-high, 13 multi-point performances. ... Recorded a season-high, three points with two assists, including one on the power play, and added an empty net goal to reach the 50-point mark for the first time in his career at Pittsburgh on Mar. 20. ... Notched one goal, his 20th of the season, at Anaheim on Mar. 9 to establish a new career-high with 45 points; it was the second time he has reached the 20-goal plateau. ... Led all skaters with a season-high, eight shots on goal while skating in his 300th career NHL game vs. Minnesota on Mar. 3. ... Recorded his 100th NHL assist vs. Pittsburgh on Feb. 1, in his return to the lineup after missing five games with a stress fracture. ... Recorded a Gordie Howe Hat Trick with one goal, one assist and a fighting major, and posted a career-high, plus-four rating vs. Washington on Dec. 12. ... Recorded two goals, including one on the power play, in a 3-2 win on Nov. 1 vs. Chicago. ... Tallied two points, including the primary assist on Ryan Callahan's power play, game-winner, and an empty net goal on Oct. 24 vs. New Jersey. ... Tied a career-high with two goals, including a shorthanded empty net goal in the season opener on Oct. 9 at Buffalo. ... Led the Rangers with two playoff goals and tied for the team lead in scoring with three points in five postseason contests. ... Led all team forwards and ranked third on the Rangers in average icetime during playoffs (24:56). 2009-10: Established career-high in shorthanded goals (2). ... Led the Rangers in game-winning goals for the second straight season, with 12 of his 33 goals counting as the game-winner since the start of the 2008-09 season. ... Ranked first on the team and tied for 13th in the NHL in shorthanded goals. .... Tied for second on the team in goals, ranked third in points and even strength scoring (32 points), tied for third in power play goals and even strength goals (12), and finished fourth in assists. ... Had 10 multi-point performances, ranking third on the team. ... The Rangers posted a record of 12-1-4 when he notched a goal. ... Tallied his 20th goal of the season, marking the first time he reached the 20-goal mark in his career, on Apr. 9 vs. Philadelphia. ... Registered two assists on Apr. 7 vs. Toronto. ... Recorded his third straight 40-point season with one power play goal on Apr. 2 at Tampa Bay. ... Notched a power play goal and a career-high eight shots in a season-high 26:48 of icetime on Mar. 25 at New Jersey. ... Missed 13 games due to a broken hand suffered on Nov. 7 at Calgary. ... Reached the 20-assist mark for the third straight season with one assist on Mar. 18 vs. St. Louis. ... Notched his career-high 15th goal of the season on Mar. 4 vs. Pittsburgh. ... Posted his third career “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” in an 8-2 win on Jan. 19 vs. Tampa Bay. ... Skated in his 200th career NHL game on Jan. 6 vs. Dallas. ... Tallied two assists, including his 100th career NHL point, on Jan. 4 vs. Boston. 2008-09: Skated in 82 games with the Rangers, recording 13 goals and 28 assists for 41 points, along with 112 penalty minutes. ... One of six Rangers to skate in all 82 games … Ranked seventh in the NHL with 251 hits. ... Led the team in faceoff winning percentage (53.6%), finished fifth in assists (28) and sixth in points (41). ... Registered seven multi-point efforts, including two three-point performances. ... Selected to skate in his second straight NHL YoungStars Game at the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend on Jan. 24 in Montreal. ... Recorded his second career “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” on Nov. 24 vs. Phoenix. ... Skated in his 100th career NHL game on Oct. 27 at Long Island. 2007-08: Appeared in 82 games with the Rangers, recording 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points, along with 79 penalty minutes ... Tied for sixth on the team in goals (14), ranked fifth in assists (26) and sixth in points (40) ... Ranked third on the team in faceoff winning percentage (51%), winning 512 of 995 faceoffs ... Ranked third on the team in goals (11) and tied for third in points (29) since Jan. 1 ... Ranked seventh in the NHL among rookies in scoring with 40 points ... Led all NHL rookies and ranks 15th in the league overall in hits (196); His 196 hits also ranked second on the team ... Won the Steven McDonald Award, voted by the fans as the player who performs “above and beyond the call of duty” ... Recorded an assist, eight shots and five hits in a season-high 22:35 of icetime on Mar. 25 vs. Philadelphia ... Collected one goal and one assist, along with seven penalty minutes on Feb. 19 at Montreal, while marking his first career “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” ... Notched two goals and an assist en route to being named MVP of the NHL YoungStars Game on Jan. 26 at Philips Arena ... Registered a career-high, three assists in a 6-1 win at Toronto on Dec. 29 ... Tallied his first career NHL goal on Nov. 8 in a 4-2 victory vs. the Penguins ... Recorded his first career NHL point, with a power play assist, Oct. 25 vs. the Devils ... Also skated in 10 post-season contests with the Rangers, registering four goals and four assists for eight points, along with 12 penalty minutes ... Tied for the league lead in rookie points (eight) and rookie goals (four), and tied for second in rookie assists (four) ... Tied for second on the team in goals (four) and ranked fourth in points (eight) ... Finished fourth on the team with 26 hits. 2006-07: Appeared in six regular season games for the New York Rangers … Made his NHL debut on Mar. 8 at NY Islanders, after being recalled on Mar. 6 … Captured the 2006 Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award (Best Rookie of the Rangers Training Camp), along with Nigel Dawes, as voted by select New York media.
Skated in 71 regular season games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), tallying 21 goals and 22 assists for 43 points, along with 115 penalty minutes. ... In 18 postseason games with Hartford, he notched six goals and eight assists for 14 points, along with 26 penalty minutes. 2006-07: Skated in 71 games with Hartford, tallying 21 goals and 22 assists for 43 points, along with a plus-eight rating and 115 penalty minutes. ... Ranked third on the Wolf Pack in goals (21), while ranking fifth on the team in penalty minutes (115) and sixth on the team in scoring with 43 points. ... Registered his first four-point game (two goals and two assists, GWG) in a 7-4 win on Apr. 4 vs. Portland good for First-Star honors. ... Made his professional regular-season debut in Wolf Pack season opener on Oct. 7 vs. Springfield. 2005-06: Joined the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) following the conclusion of his final junior season with Portland (WHL). ... Appeared in 11 postseason games with Hartford, collecting five goals and five assists for 10 points, along with 14 penalty minutes. ... Led the Wolf Pack in postseason plus/minus (plus-eight), ranked fourth on the team in playoff scoring (10 points) and ranked third on the squad in post-season goal scoring (five). ... Notched two goals and two assists for his first professional points on Apr. 23 at Manchester. .., Made professional debut on Apr. 19 vs. Manchester.
Appeared in 234 regular season games with Portland of the Western Hockey League (WHL), registering 82 goals and 148 assists for 238 points, along with 430 penalty minutes. … Skated in 31 career playoff games, notching 11 goals and 19 assists for 30 points, along with 48 penalty minutes. 2005-06: Appeared in 51 games with Portland, registering 21 goals and 46 assists for 67 points, along with 98 penalty minutes … Led Portland in regular-season points (67), assists (46) and plus/minus rating (plus-12) … His 67 points tied for 16th in the league … Voted WHL Second Team All-Star … Named Winter Hawks MVP on Mar. 19 … Skated in 12 playoff games with Portland, registering five goals and ten assists for 15 points along with 24 penalty minutes … Ranked first on the team in playoff scoring with 15 points and also led the team in postseason assists (10). 2004-05: Appeared in 68 games with Portland, registering 23 goals and 36 assists for 59 points, along with 160 penalty minutes … Ranked fourth on the team in goals (23), second in assists (36), tied for third in points (59) and second in penalty minutes (160) … Skated in seven playoff games, registering four goals and five assists for nine points, along with eight penalty minutes. 2003-04: Appeared in 71 games with Portland, registering 30 goals and 48 assists for 78 points, along with 137 penalty minutes … Led the team in assists (48) and points (78), and ranked second on the team in goals (30) … Skated in five postseason games, registering two assists, along with six penalty minutes. 2002-03: Appeared in 44 games with Portland (WHL), registering eight goals and 18 assists for 26 points, along with 35 penalty minutes … Skated in seven playoff games, registering two goals and two assists, along with 10 penalty minutes.
2010: Selected to represent Team USA at the 2010 World Championship in Germany. ... Registered three goals and seven assists for 10 points, along with a plus-3 rating in six games. ... Ranked second in the tournament in assists and points. ... Led Team USA in assists and points, and tied for second in goals and fourth in plus-minus rating. 2008: Played for Team USA at 2008 World Championship tournament in Halifax and Quebec City, registering a hat trick during a 9-1 win over Norway. 2005: Participated in the summer evaluation camp for the United States 2006 U-20 World Junior team. 2004: Invited to the 2004 National Junior Evaluation Camp in August 2004
Lists former Rangers forward Adam Graves as his hockey idol. ... His most memorable hockey moment was his first NHL goal at MSG. ... Enjoys playing golf and watching football. ... Would like to play professional golf if he was not a hockey player. ... First job was as a garbage man. ... Made a guest appearance, along with fellow teammates, on the Sept. 30, 2009 episode of "Late Show with David Letterman" to present the top 10 list. ... Coldplay is his favorite music band, Knocked Up is his favorite movie and "Entourage" is his favorite television show. ... Engaged: fiancée, Brenna.
June 26, 2004 -- Rangers' second round choice, 60th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 4, (six times) (last -- March 15, 2011, to March 22, 2011) (two goals and four assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 3 from Nov. 1, 2010, to Nov. 5, 2010 (five goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3, (four times) (last -- March 15, 2011, to March 20, 2011) (four assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2, (seven times) (last -- Nov. 5, 2010, at New Jersey) (Hedberg)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3 on Dec. 29, 2007, at Toronto
MOST POINTS, GAME: 3, (eight times) (last -- March 20, 2011 at Pittsburgh)
MOST PIM, GAME: 15, (twice) (last -- March 31, 2011, at N.Y. Islanders)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 9 on Feb. 23, 2008, at Buffalo
FIRST NHL GAME: Mar. 8, 2007 vs. N.Y. Islanders
FIRST NHL GOAL: Nov. 8, 2007 at Pittsburgh (Fleury)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 25, 2007, vs. New Jersey
CAREER IN SHOOTOUT
SUCCESS RATE: 14.3 percent
GAME-DECIDING GOALS: 1