HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHPLACE: Hull, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: CBJ: 2006-6 overall
|QMJHL First All-Star Team (2006) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2006) Missed majority of 2006-07 due to pre-season shoulder injury. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to shoulder injury at Dallas, December 18, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), November 26, 2012. Traded to NY Rangers by Columbus with Derek Dorsett, John Moore and Columbus' 6th round choice (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Chase Lang) in 2014 Entry Draft for Marian Gaborik, Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle, April 3, 2013.|
2012-13: Acquired from Colubus, along with Derek Dorsett, John Moore, and a sixth round pick in 2014, in exchange for Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle, and Blake Parlett on Apr. 3 ... Tallied a career-high, four points (one goal, three assists), including a career-high, three power play points, and won 11-15 faceoffs (73%) on Apr. 3 vs. PIT while making his Rangers debut; the last time a player registered four points while making their Rangers debut was Doug Bentley on Jan. 20, 1954, vs. BOS (Elias) ... Ranked fifth on the team in points (29) and assists (17), fourth in goals (12), first in PPP (11), and is tied for first in PPA (eight), and third in PPG (three) ... Tallied 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 13 games as a Ranger ... Led CBJ in PPA (six), ranked third in points (18), tied for first in PPP (seven), second in assists (11), and fourth in goals (seven) at the time of his trade ... Tallied an assist while skating in his 300th career NHL game on Mar. 12 vs. VAN ... Led the team and tied for ninth in the NHL in playoff assists (10) ... Led the Rangers in playoff points (12) and faceoff win percentage during the playoffs (50%) ... Tied for second on the team in playoff game- winning goals (one), fourth in playoff goals (two), and tied for sixth in playoff hits (28) ... Became the 13th Ranger in franchise history to record at least 10 assists in one playoff year, and the first since Jaromir Jagr in 2008 ... Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 2 at WSH ... Registered a six-game point streak (two goals, eight assists) from May 6 vs. WSH to May 16 at BOS, the longest streak by any Ranger during the playoffs since Wayne Gretzky in 1997 (nine-game point streak) ... Tallied his first career playoff goal and assist as part of a three-point effort (one goal, two assists) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 6 vs. WSH. 2011-12: Spent his fifth season with Columbus and led the club in shooting percentage (11.2), tied for second in power-play goals (5) and game-winning goals (3) and finished third in assists and points. ... Tallied 9-20-29 and 28 penalty minutes in the season’s final 41 games. ... Scored the franchise’s 2,000th goal Oct. 18, 2011 at Dallas. ... Recorded the first multi-goal game of his NHL career with two goals, including his first NHL overtime game-winner, Feb. 3, 2012 at Anaheim. ... Registered the 100th assist of his NHL career on April 7, 2012 vs. N.Y. Islanders. 2010-11: Ranked third on the club in points, power play goals (tied) and game-winning goals (tied). ... Played the 200th game of his NHL career Apr. 8, 2011 at Nashville. ... Notched the 100th point of his NHL career Feb. 8, 2011 at Pittsburgh. 2009-10: Played the 100th game of his NHL career Jan. 21, 2010 at Boston. 2008-09: Became second Blue Jackets player to score goals in the first two games of the season. ... Named NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October 2008. ... Suffered season-ending shoulder injury Dec. 18, 2008 at Dallas. 2007-08: Made his NHL debut on Jan. 11, 2008, vs. St. Louis.
2007-08: Despite playing in only 42 games with the Syracuse Crunch, led the team in assists and was third in points. ... Was third (tied) among AHL rookies in assists and was fourth (tied) in points. ... Named the AHL Rookie of the Month for October 2007 and April 2008. ... Selected to the 2007-08 AHL Canadian All-Star Team (did not play due to call-up to Columbus). ... Led the team in playoff assists (9), while ranking second in goals (4-tied) and points (13).
Played four seasons (2003-07) with Drummondville (QMJHL). ... 2006-07: Missed most of season due to a shoulder injury, but returned for the playoffs and led the Voltigeurs in playoff goals (tied), assists and points. 2005-06: Named First Team QMJHL All-Star, received the Michael Bossy Trophy as the league’s best professional prospect and was selected to play in the CHL Top Prospects.
2005: Represented Canada at the World Under-18 Junior Championships (silver medal). 2004: Played for Team Quebec at theUnder-17 World Hockey Challenge
Nickname is “Brass”. ... Began playing hockey at the age of 5 and idolized Joe Sakic growing up
June 24, 2006 -- Selected by Columbus in first round, No. 6 overall, of 2006 NHL Entry Draft. April 3, 2013 -- Traded to Rangers by Columbus with Derek Dorsett, John Moore, and 2014 sixth-round pick in exchange for Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle, and Blake Parlett.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 8 from Oct. 23, 2010, to Nov. 10, 2010) (five goals and six assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 3 (two times) (last -- from Oct. 30, 2010, to Nov. 4, 2010) (three goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 5 from Nov. 17, 2010, to Nov. 24, 2010 (five assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2 on Feb. 3, 2012 (Columbus at Anaheim) (Hiller)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3 (three times) (last on April 3, 2013 vs. Pittsburgh
MOST POINTS, GAME: 4 on April 3, 2013 vs. Pittsburgh (one goal, three assists)
MOST PIM, GAME: 10 on April 7, 2010 (Columbus at Detroit)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 6 (two times) (last on Oct. 30, 2010) (Columbus at Colorado)
FIRST NHL GAME: Jan. 11, 2008 (Columbus vs. St. Louis)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Feb. 2, 2008 (Columbus vs. Minnesota) (Backstrom)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Jan. 20, 2008 (Columbus at Colorado)
CAREER IN THE SHOOTOUT
SUCCESS RATE: 28.6 percent
GAME-DECIDING GOALS: 1