2008-09: Skated in two contests with the Rangers. ... Made his Broadway debut on Oct. 11 at Philadelphia. 2007-08: Appeared in 79 games with the San Jose Sharks, registering eight goals and nine assists for 17 points, along with 30 penalty minutes. ... Established career-highs in goals (eight), penalty minutes (30) and shots (119). ... Ranked sixth on the team with 111 hits and tied for eighth with 17 even-strength points. ... Recorded three multiple-point games, including his first career multiple-goal game on Jan. 5 vs. Columbus (two goals). ... Delivered a team-high, five hits vs. Los Angeles on Nov. 2. ... Posted first point of the season with an assist at Dallas on Oct. 29. ... Also appeared in eight post-season games with San Jose, registering four penalty minutes and 13 shots. 2006-07: Skated in 79 games with the San Jose Sharks, recording seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points, along with 22 penalty minutes. ... Established career-highs in assists (15) and points (22). ... Recorded a career-high, three assists and a plus-three rating on Nov. 9 at Los Angeles. ... Tallied goals in consecutive games from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1 (two goals). ... Registered two points (one goal and one assist) to earn First Star honors on Mar. 30 vs. Phoenix. ... San Jose posted a 7-0-0 mark when he notched at least one goal. ... Also appeared in 11 post-season contests, recording one goal and three assists for four points.2005-06: Skated in 18 games with the San Jose Sharks, recording three goals and three assists for six points, along with eight penalty minutes. ... Collected his first NHL assist on Mar. 21 at St. Louis. ... Notched his first NHL goal on Mar. 18 vs. Dallas. ... Also appeared in 11 postseason contests, recording two goals and one assist for three points, along with six penalty minutes. 2003-04: Skated in four games with the San Jose Sharks. ... Made his NHL debut on Nov. 13 vs. St. Louis. ... Became the first Holy Cross and MAAC alumnus to play in an NHL game.
MINOR LEAGUE CAREER
Has appeared in 417 AHL games with the Cleveland Barons, Hartford Wolf Pack and Grand Rapids Griffins, recording 98 goals and 184 assists for 282 points, along with 220 penalty minutes. 2009-10: Ranked second on Grand Rapids in points, third in goals and tied for fourth in assists.… Tallied a goal in three consecutive games from Mar. 12 to Mar. 14. … Recorded a season-high six-game scoring streak from Jan. 30 to Feb. 12. … Posted nine multi-point performances. … Named to the 2010 Planet USA AHL All-Star Team. 2008-09: Ranked third on Hartford in assists and points, and finished seventh in goals. … Tied for third on the team with two shorthanded goals. … Registered 15 multi-point contests on the season, including a three-point effort on Mar. 20 at Portland (one goal and two assists). 2005-06: Skated in 68 contests with the Cleveland Barons, recording 15 goals and 37 assists for 52 points, along with 30 penalty minutes. ... Established career-highs in assists (37) and points (52).... Led the Barons in assists (37), ranked second in points (52) and fourth in goals (15). ... Tallied two assists on Oct. 21 to become the franchise leader in points (167). ... Tied the franchise record for most assists in a game with four on Jan. 7 vs. Syracuse. ... Selected to participate in the AHL All-Star Game. 2004-05: Appeared in 69 contests with the Cleveland Barons, registering 21 goals and 23 assists for 44 points, along with 50 penalty minutes. ... Ranked second on the club in goals (21) and third in points (44). ... Recorded six multiple-point games. 2003-04: Skated in 75 games with the Cleveland Barons, recording 14 goals and 31 assists for 45 points, along with 66 penalty minutes. ... Ranked fifth on the team in goals (14) and fourth in assists (31). ... Registered a four-game assist streak from Jan. 31 to Feb. 12, tying a team season-high. 2002-03: Skated in 72 games with the Cleveland Barons, registering 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points, along with 24 penalty minutes. ... Ranked seventh on the club in points (40), including a team-high 12 points during the month of January. ... Notched his first professional goal on Nov. 20 vs. Albany. ... Tallied his first game-winning goal on Feb. 9 vs. Grand Rapids. ... Also skated in two contests with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), recording two goals and two assists for four points.
Appeared in 131 games with Holy Cross College of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), registering 53 goals and 90 assists for 143 points, along with 93 penalty minutes. 2001-02: Skated in 33 games with Holy Cross, recording 16 goals and 30 assists for 46 points, along with 31 penalty minutes. ... Established career-highs in goals (16), assists (30) and points (46). ... Named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year. ... Awarded the ITECH MAAC Co-Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 28. ... Finalist for the Walter Brown Award, given to the best American-born hockey player in New England. 2000-01: Appeared in 29 games with Holy Cross, recording 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points, along with 40 penalty minutes. 1999-00: Skated in 35 games with Holy Cross, notching 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points, along with 22 penalty minutes. 1998-99: Skated in 34 games with Holy Cross, recording 13 goals and 28 assists for 41 points. ... The first-year player ranked second on the team with 41 points. ... Named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team.
Nickname is Risser. ... Idolized Ray Bourque while growing up. ... Affiliated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. ... Enjoys the music of Coldplay and the Grateful Dead. ... Favorite television show is "That 70s Show". ... Lists his first NHL game as his most memorable hockey moment. ... If he wasn’t a hockey player he would be a soccer player. ... Enjoys watching baseball and playing golf. ... Has five brothers and two sisters.
June 30, 2003 – Signed as an undrafted free agent by San Jose. July 1, 2008 – Signed as an unrestricdted free agent by the New York Rangers.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 2 (five times), last - 1/29/08 - 1/30/08 (two goals and one assist)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 2 (twice), last - 1/29/08 - 1/30/08 (two goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 2, 12/12/06 - 12/14/06 (two assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 2, Jan. 5, 2008 (San Jose vs. Columbus) (Leclaire, Norrena)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3, Nov. 9, 2006 (San Jose at Los Angeles)
MOST POINTS, GAME: 3, Nov. 9, 2006 (San Jose at Los Angeles)
MOST PIM, GAME: 6, Jan. 24, 2008 (San Jose vs. St. Louis)
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 6, Dec. 30, 2006 (San Jose at Phoenix)
FIRST NHL GAME: Nov. 13, 2003 (San Jose vs. St. Louis)
FIRST NHL GOAL: March 18, 2006 (San Jose vs. Dallas) (Turco)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: March 21, 2006 (San Jose at St. Louis)