2008 TRAINING CAMP PROFILE PAGE
Skated in 41 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering four goals and seven assists for 11 points, along with six penalty minutes ... Tied for fifth on the team among rookies in points (11) and goals (four), and fourth in assists (seven) ... Tallied his first multiple-point game on Nov. 2 vs. Worcester, notching two goals and one assist for three points; His first goal in that game was also his first professional goal ... Collected his first professional assist/point in the season opener vs. Bridgeport on Oct. 6 ... Also appeared in 16 contests for the Charlotte Checkers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), recording six goals and nine assists for 15 points ... Skated in three AHL playoff games with the Wolf Pack and three ECHL post-season matches with the Checkers.
Appeared in 42 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 4 goals and 7 assists for a total of 11 points, in addition to 6 penalty minutes ... Appeared in 3 playoff games with the Wolf Pack. 2006-07: Made his AHL debut on Apr. 6 at Worcester.
Appeared in 256 regular season games with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Charlotte Checkers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) tallying 100 goals and 115 assists for 215 points, along with 90 penalty minutes ... Skated in 13 career playoff games, notching four goals and seven assists, along with four penalty minutes. 2003-04:
Appeared in 67 games for the Spirit, tallying nine goals and nine assists for 18 points, along with 21 penalty minutes ... His nine goals ranked him second among Saginaw rookies ... Ranked third among the team's rookies in assists (nine) and points (18) ... Saginaw's nominee for the Emms Family Award as the OHL Rookie of the Year. 2004-05:
Appeared in 57 games with Saginaw, tallying 18 goals and 30 assists for 48 points, along with 14 penalty minutes ... Ranked third on the team in points with 48 and tied for second on the team with six power play goals ... Ranked second on the team with a 0.84 points per game ratio ... Nominated for the William Hanley Trophy as the Most Sportsmanlike Player in the OHL. 2005-06:
Skated in 58 games with Saginaw, tallying 24 goals and 29 assists for 53 points, along with 29 penalty minutes ... Ranked third on the team in goals (24), fourth in assists (29) and fourth in points (53) ... Named the best defensive forward in the 2005-06 OHL Western Conference Poll ... Named the Western Conference MVP at the 2006 OHL All-Star Classic ... Posted two six-game point-scoring streaks from Nov. 26 to Dec. 9 (four goals and four assists) and from Jan. 22 to Feb 3 (four goals and five assists) ... Posted a seven-game point-scoring streak from Oct. 8 to Oct. 29, recording five goals and four assists over the span ... Appeared in four playoff games for the Spirit, tallying one goal and two assists for three points, along with four penalty minutes ... His three points ranked him third on the team. 2006-07:
Appeared in 58 games with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), registering 43 goals and 38 assists for 81 points ... Among league leaders, tied for first in game-winning goals (10), tied for third in shorthanded goals (six), tied for ninth in goals (43), tied for ninth in plus/minus (+33), and tied for 25th in points (81) ... Ranked third on the Spirit in assists (38) ... Represented the Western Conference in the 2007 OHL All-Star Classic ... Recipient of the William Hanley Trophy as the Most Sportsmanlike Player in the OHL ... Notched 22 multi-point games, including nine three-point games, two four-point games and two five-point games ... Registered three goals and two assists in a 9-0 win over Erie on Feb. 3 ... Recorded hat tricks in back-to-back games on Oct. 15 against Kingston and Oct. 19 against Brampton ... Earned First Star honors in a 7-2 win over Brampton on Oct. 19 with three goals and two assists, including the first three goals of the game (two power-play goals and a shorthanded goal) ... Posted two seven-game scoring streaks from Sept. 30 to Oct. 19 (11 goals and nine assists) and from Oct. 21 to Nov. 9 (six goals and five assists) ... Named First Star 11 times, Second Star five times and Third Star two times ... Topped Saginaw in post-season points (eight) and assists (five) and tied for team lead in playoff goals (three) ... Recorded four points (one goal and three assists) in six games at the 2007 World Junior Championships in Leksand, Sweden, capturing his second consecutive gold medal with Team Canada on Jan. 5.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: 2006:
Member of the gold medal-winning Canadian squad at the 2006 World Junior Championships ... Recorded one goal and 16 penalty minutes in six games at the tournament. 2007:
Collected four points (one goal and three assists) in six games at the 2007 World Junior Championships in Leksand, Sweden and helped Team Canada capture its third consecutive gold medal ... Was named an alternate captain for the 2007 tournament.
June 30, 2005 - Rangers fourth round choice, 107th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.