Has skated in 635 career regular season games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, Minnesota Wild and Atlanta Thrashers, registering 140 goals and 239 assists for 379 points, along with 226 penalty minutes and a plus-21 rating. ... Has reached the 20-goal and 50-point plateaus three times, and has registered 75 career multi-point performances. 2009-10: Skated in 65 games with Atlanta, registering seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points, along with 24 penalty minutes. ... Recorded four multi-point performances, and posted a three-game assist streak from Nov. 22 vs. Tampa Bay to Nov. 27 at Carolina (three assists). ... Skated in his 600th career game on Dec. 12 vs. Montreal. 2008-09: Recorded a career-high 73 points (22 goals, 51 assists), while playing in all 82 games for Atlanta. ... Set a new career-high for games played, assists and power play goals (12). ... Led the Thrashers in assists, tied for the team lead in power play goals and ranked third overall in points. ... Appeared in the 500th game of his career on Nov. 3 vs. Florida. ... Earned the 300th point of his career with a goal on Nov. 28 vs. Nashville. ... Tied his previous career-high with an eight-game point streak from Dec. 12 to Dec. 26, posting 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) in that span. ... Tallied a season-high three points (1 goals, 2 assists) on Jan. 10 at Florida. ... Earned his 200th career assist on Feb. 8 vs. Philadelphia. ... Recorded 11 points (three goals, eight assists) during a seven-game point/assist streak from Feb. 15 to Feb. 28. ... Set a new career-high with points in nine consecutive games from March 6 to March 21, earning 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) during that stretch. ... Finished the season with 28 points (8 goals, 20 assists) in the final 26 games. 2007-08: Posted 37 points (14 goals, 23 assosts) in 74 games during his first year in Atlanta. ... Ranked fifth on the team in goals, sixth in points and sixth in assists. ... Led the team with two overtime game-winning goals and tied for the team lead with four game-winning tallies overall. ... Ranked third with six power play goals … Was fourth on the Thrashers with one shorthanded goal. ... Ranked sixth on the team with six multiple-point games. ... Made his Thrashers debut on Oct. 5 vs. Washington. ... Tallied his first point as a Thrasher with an assist on Oct. 6 at Tampa Bay. ... Scored his first goal of the season and added an assist on Oct. 18 vs. the Rangers. ... Scored the 100th goal of his career with an overtime tally on Nov. 6 vs. Washington. ... Posted an eight-game point/assist streak from Dec. 27 to Jan. 10, recording nine points (one goal, eight assists) in that span. ... Returned to the lineup on March 18 at Philadelphia after missing six games with a shoulder injury from March 7 to March 16. 2006-07: Appeared in 77 games for Minnesota and ranked sixth on the team with 44 points (13 goals, 31 assists). ... Posted a plus-8 rating, which was good for seventh on the Wild. ... Ranked fifth on the team in assists. ... Scored a season-high three points (1 goal, two assists) on Oct. 25 at Los Angeles. ... Played in his 400th career NHL game on March 8 at Boston. ... Appeared
in four playoff games for the Wild. 2005-06: Appeared in 61 games during his first season with Minnesota and tied for fourth on the team in scoring with 40 points (19 goals, 21 assists). ... Tied for third on the Wild in goals (19). ... Posted nine multiple-point games, including four three-point games. ... Scored the first-ever shootout goal in Wild history on Oct. 28 at Columbus. 2003-04: Recorded 29 points (9 goals, 20 assists) in 53 games during his fourth season in Ottawa. ... Finished the season with a plus-12 rating and 22 penalty minutes. ... Recorded five multiple-point games. ... Tallied at least one point in a season-high five consecutive games from Dec. 22 to Dec. 30. 2002-03: Set a career high in goals (25) and added 35 assists in 80 games with Ottawa. ... Reached the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season. ... Set a career-high with a plus-19 rating and recorded a career-high 29 penalty minutes. ... Named the NHL Player of the Month for December after recording 18 points (7 goals, 11 assists) in 15 games. 2001-02: Appeared in a career-high 81 games during his first full season in Ottawa, recording 50 points (20 goals, 30 assists). ... Reached the 20-goal plateau and the 50-point mark for the first time in his career. ... Was Ottawa’s nomination for the Bill Masterton Trophy. ... Scored his first-career game-winning goal on Oct. 3 at Toronto. 2000-01: Appeared in 16 games for Ottawa, recording five points (four goals, one assist). 1999-00: Saw action with Chicago and Philadelphia during his third professional season. ... Appeared in four NHL games between the Flyers and Blackhawks and tallied one goal. 1998-99: Appeared in 35 games with Chicago, recording 13 points (5g, 8a) and 20 penalty minutes. 1997-98: Recorded one goal in seven games with Chicago. ... Tallied his first NHL point (goal) on Oct. 31 vs. San Jose. ... Made his NHL debut on Oct. 4 at San Jose.
MINOR LEAGUE CAREER
2000-01: Tallied 54 points (22 goals, 32 assists) in 64 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins (IHL). ... Selected as a starter for the 2001 IHL All-Star Game. ... Added eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in 10 IHL post-season games. 1999-00: Led Cleveland and the IHL in scoring with 51 points (21 goals, 30 assists) at the time of his trade from Chicago organization to Philadelphia on Jan. 26. ... Recorded 43 points (19 goals, 24 assists) in 32 games with Philadelphia (AHL) after the trade. ... Added three points (2 goals, 1 assist) in five Calder Cup Playoff games with the Phantoms. 1998-99: Had 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists) in 25 games with the Chicago Wolves (IHL). ... Tallied five points (1 goal, four assists) in 10 IHL playoff games. 1997-98: Appeared in 65 games with Indianapolis (IHL), recording 82 points (46 goals, 36 assists). ... Was awarded with the Garry F. Longman Trophy as the IHL’s Rookie of the Year. ... Tied for first in the IHL in goals (46) and power play goals (21). ... Led all IHL rookies in points (82), goals (46) and assists (36). ... Recorded five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in five IHL playoff games.
2004-05: Appeared in one game with Sodertalje of the Swedish Elite League and recorded one assist.
Tallied 197 points (90 goals, 107 assists) in 142 career games with Clarkson University (ECAC). 1996-97: Appeared in 37 games with Clarkson, recording a career-best 74 points (38 goals, 36 assists). ... Led the ECAC in points (74), goals (38) and assists (36). ... Was named an ECAC First-Team All-Star and NCAA East First-Team All-American. ... Named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. 1995-96: Recorded 72 points (29 goals, 43 assists) in 38 games. .... Set career-high in assists (43). 1994-95: Tallied 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) in 34 games with Clarkson. 1993-94: Appeared in 33 games during his first season at Clarkson, recording 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists).
He and his wife, Sarah, have two daughters and one son. ... Lists his first NHL game as his most memorable hockey moment. ... Enjoys fishing and playing with his kids in his spare time.
Aug. 27, 1997 -- Signed with Chicago as an undrafted free agent. Jan. 26, 2000 -- Traded by Chicago to Philadelphia in exchange for future considerations. July 20, 2000 -- Signed with Ottawa as an unrestricted free agent. July 30, 2005 -- Traded by Ottawa to Minnesota in exchange for Colorado's 2005 fourth-round pick (Cody Bass). July 1, 2007 -- Signed with Atlanta as an unrestricted free agent. Aug. 2, 2010 -- Traded by Atlanta to N.Y. Rangers in exchange for Donald Brashear and Patrick Rissmiller.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 9 from 3/6 - 3/21/09 (three goals, seven assists)
LONGEST GOAL SREAK: 3 (five times), last - 2/15 - 2/21/08 (three goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 8 from 12/27/07 - 1/10/08 (eight assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2 (eight times), last - Nov. 25, 2008 (Atlanta at Toronto)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3 (two times), last - Oct. 16, 2005 (Minnesota vs. Anaheim)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 3 (11 times), last - Jan. 10, 2009 (Atlanta at Florida) (1 goal, 2 assists)
MOST PIM, GAME: 4 (13 times), last - Oct. 20, 2009 (Atlanta at Montreal)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 8 on Feb. 7, 2006 (Minnesota vs. Colorado)
FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 13, 1997 (Chicago vs. San Jose)
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 31, 1997 (Chicago vs. San Jose) (Vernon)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 30, 1998 (Chicago vs. Florida)