2008 TRAINING CAMP PROFILE PAGE
Skated in 72 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 26 goals and 40 assists for 66 points, along with 31 penalty minutes and a plus-27 rating ... Ranked second on the team in goals (26) and points (66), third in assists (40) and plus/minus rating (plus-27) ... Tied for 18th in the AHL in points with 66 ... Ranked sixth in the league with a plus-27 rating ... Posted 17 multiple-point games, including two four-point efforts ... Recorded a season-high seven game scoring streak from Mar. 19 to Mar. 30 (five goals and seven assists) ... Notched his first professional hat trick on Dec. 8 at Worcester ... Named a PlanetUSA AHL-Star ... Appeared in five playoff games with the Wolf Pack, notching one goal and two assists for three points, along with two penalty minutes ... Tied for the team lead in plus-minus rating (plus-three), tied for second in assists (two), and tied for fourth in goals (one) and points (three) ... Also appeared in six games with the Rangers ... Made his NHL debut on Nov. 21 vs. Tampa Bay.
Has skated in 81 career games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), tallying nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points, along with 43 penalty minutes. 2005-06:
Appeared in two regular season games with the Wolf Pack, notching one goal and one assist, along with two penalty minutes ... Notched his first pro goal, a shorthanded game-winner, in a 5-1 victory on Apr. 15 vs. Bridgeport ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in his pro debut on Apr. 14 at Providence ... Skated in 13 postseason games with Hartford, tallying two goals and five assists, along with six penalty minutes ... Netted his second game-winning goal of the 2006 postseason on May 7 at Portland in Game Four of the Atlantic Division Finals (4-2 victory) ... Notched his first pro playoff goal, a game-winner, in a 3-1 victory on Apr. 27 at Manchester in Game Six of Atlantic Division Semifinals. 2006-07:
Appeared in 79 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points, along with 41 penalty minutes ... In his first full season with the Wolf Pack, ranked sixth among Hartford rookies in assists (17) and points (25) ... Registered his first multiple-point game, tallying one goal and one assist in a 7-4 victory on Apr. 4 ... Recorded a three-game scoring streak from Feb. 10 to Feb. 17, tallying one goal and two assists over the span ... Notched his first shorthanded goal of the season on Feb. 10 at Springfield ... Recorded a pair of assists on Dec. 9 vs. Lowell ... Scored one goal and added an assist in a 4-3 victory on Nov. 19 at Houston (Third Star) ... Notched the game-winning goal and earned Third-Star honors in a 2-1 victory on Nov. 5 at Bridgeport ... Named First Star in the Wolf Pack's first win of the season on Oct. 20 at Bridgeport, after scoring his first goal of the season (PPG) and notching the shootout winner in a 2-1 shootout triumph ... Appeared in seven post-season contests with the Wolf Pack, registering one assist, along with four penalty minutes.
Skated in 154 career games with the University of Maine Black Bears, registering 66 goals and 41 assists for 107 points, along with 117 penalty minutes. 2002-03:
Appeared in 33 games for the Black Bears, notching nine goals and seven assists for 16 points, along with 10 penalty minutes ... Notched four power play goals and one shorthanded goal ... Scored his first goal as a Black Bear on Oct. 10. 2003-04:
Appeared in 39 games with Maine, scoring 15 goals and eight assists for 23 points, along with 44 penalty minutes ... Ranked third on the squad in goals (15) ... Helped his team reach NCAA Championship game. 2004-05: Appeared in 40 games with Maine, collecting 14 goals and nine assists for 23 points, along with 16 penalty minutes ... Tied for first on the team with 14 goals ... Led the team with 10 power play goals ... Tied for fourth on the squad with 23 points ... Named a Maine Scholar-Athlete and selected to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.
Represented the United States in various tournaments. 2001-02:
Won a gold medal with USA at the 2002 (U-18) World Junior Championships ... In eight games, collected four goals and four assists. 2002-03: Competed for the U.S. in the 2003 (U-20) World Junior Championships. 2003-04:
Skated for the gold-medal winning U.S. team, serving as assistant captain at the 2004 (U-20) World Junior Championships ... Collected three assists and two penalty minutes.
June 21, 2003 - Calgary Flames' fifth round choice, 143rd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Mar. 6, 2004 - Traded to the Rangers from Calgary, along with Jamie McClennan and Blair Betts, in exchange for Chris Simon and a seventh round choice in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (Matt Schneider).