|BIRTHPLACE:||Worcester, MA, USA|
|DRAFTED:||NJD: 1989-5 overall|
-Is one point shy of becoming the 14th American-born player to reach 800 career NHL points
-Leads the Islanders in goals (16) and shots (181)br>-Had a season-high, five-game point streak, 12/26-1/2: 2g, 5a
-Scored his 400th NHL goal, 12/26 vs. TOR, to become the eighth American-born player and 79th NHL player to reach 400 career goals
-Scored goals in three consecutive games twice this season, 10/30-11/3: 3g, 11/22-11/26: 3g
-Scored the game-tying goal in regulation and game-clinching goal in the shootout, 11/24 at MTL
-Played in his 100th game as an Islander, 11/21 at NJD
-G: 2 (12/26 vs. TOR), A: 2 (twice, m.r. 12/27 at BUF), P: 2 (four times, m.r. 12/27 at BUF)br>-TOI: 22:21 (10/30 at PHI), +/-: +3 (1/2 at PHX), SOG: 10 (10/25 vs. CAR)br>-PIM: 14 (12/11 at PIT), Hits: 5 (twice, m.r. 12/13 at CBJ), Blocked Shots: 4 (1/19 vs. WSH)br>*Shootout Statistics:
-2008-09: 1-2 (.500), Career: 5-9 (.556)
Appeared in 81 games in his first season with the Islanders, registering 23 goals and 21 assists for 44 points…Ranked first on the team in goals with 23 and game-winning goals with five while finishing second in points with 44 and power play goals with seven…Recorded three assists in his Islander debut on October 5 at Buffalo…Recorded his first three goals as an Islander on October 18 at Washington, marking his ninth career hat trick…Became the first player in NHL history to record a hat trick with six different teams…Registered his 750th NHL point on February 9 at Minnesota…Scored his 20th goal of the season (for 11th time) on March 1 vs. Philadelphia, becoming the second player in NHL history (Ray Sheppard) to record 20-or-more goals with six different teams…Skated in his 1,100th NHL game on March 21 at New Jersey…Missed one game due to an eye bruise.
2006-07: Second on team and tied for 16th in the League in goals with 36…Posted eight goals in his last ten games…Posted his eighth career hat trick, including converting on his first career penalty shot, with one assist on March 13 vs. Chicago…Posted his fourth career 30-goal season…Tallied his seventh career hat-trick on Feb. 13 vs. San Jose…Became the 214th player in NHL history to skate in his 1,000 career NHL game on Feb. 2 at Detroit…Notched his 700th career NHL point on Jan. 27 vs. Nashville…Tallied his 20th goal of the season on Jan. 20 at San Jose, marking the tenth time in his career he has reached the 20-goal mark…Collected his 1,400th career NHL penalty minute on Dec. 7 at Detroit.
2005-06: Played in 70 games with Dallas, recording 40 points (13g, 27a) along with 115 penalty minutes…Was successful on his first career shootout attempt on Apr. 8 at Phoenix Missed 11 games, March 16-April 6, with a fractured orbital bone…Notched a power play goal and an assist on Feb. 9 at Phoenix for his sixth multi-point game of the season…Tallied his ninth goal of the season on seven shots on Feb. 6 vs. Nashville…Appeared in his 900th career NHL game on Nov. 25 vs. Phoenix…Tied a career-high with three assists (accomplished three other times) on Nov. 23 vs. Anaheim…Registered one goal and two assists on Nov. 4 vs. Chicago…Missed one game, Nov. 2, with back spasms.
2004-05: Did not play due to NHL Lockout.
2003-04: Among NHL leaders, tied for first in game-winners (10), ninth in goals (34) and 21st in points (69)...Appeared in his 800th career NHL game on Oct. 13 at Buffalo...Netted his fourth career hat trick and first with Dallas on Oct. 29 vs. Calgary...Recorded his second straight home hat-trick on Nov. 2 vs. Nashville, becoming the second player in club-history to register back-to-back hat-tricks at home...Became the 14th U.S. born player to record 300 NHL goals (11th fastest) on Jan. 13 at San Jose...Became the 24th U.S. born player to register 600 NHL points on Feb. 22 vs. Anaheim...Tallied his third hat-trick of the year and sixth career hat-trick on March 3 vs. Columbus...Became the 14th U.S. born player with 300 goals and 300 assists, when he collected his 300th assist on March 11 at Philadelphia. Played in his third NHL All-Star Game.
2002-03: Among team leaders, ranked first in power play goals (11), second in penalty minutes (113) and third in points (50), goals (25) and shots (229)...Netted two goals and collected two assists tying a career-high four points on Oct. 11 vs. Anaheim, his Dallas Stars home debut...Missed the final 18 games of the regular season and the first eight games of the playoffs, Feb. 28-Apr. 26, with a thigh injury. Skated in his second NHL All-Star Game.
2001-02: Finished with the Boston Bruins, leading the NHL in shots (355) and tying for second in the league in goals (41)...Named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team Established a new career-high for goals and hit the 40-goal plateau for the second straight season...Registered his second career hat-trick (3-0-3) on Jan. 2 at Carolina.
2000-01: Collected a career-high 85 points (40g, 45a) with Edmonton and Boston...Played the highest number of games of any player in the NHL (85)...Appeared in his 600th career NHL game on Dec. 4 at Atlanta...Tallied his 200th career NHL goal on Jan. 13 vs. N.Y. Rangers...Collected his 400th career NHL point with an assist on Jan. 26 at Buffalo...Picked up his 200th career NHL assist on Feb. 6 vs. Philadelphia. Appeared in his first NHL All-Star Game.
1999-2000: Finished tied for first on Edmonton in power play goals (11), second in shots on goal (188), second in penalty minutes (123) and third in goals (24).
1998-99: Was named Edmonton’s team MVP...Led the team with 64 points (30g, 34a) in 80 games...Also led Edmonton in goals, assists, power play goals (13) and shots (261).
1997-98: Began the season in New Jersey with five goals and five assists for 10 points in 19 games before being traded to Edmonton on Jan. 4...Played in his 400th career NHL game on Mar. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
1996-97: Played in 57 games with Edmonton, posting 29 points (12g, 17a)…Led the team in game-winning goals (6)…Missed the final 18 games of the regular season and all of the postseason due to injury.
1995-96: Notched 23 goals and 30 assists for 53 points in 80 games with New Jersey.
1994-95: Tallied four multi-point games.
1993-94: Collected 25 goals and 19 assists for 44 points with 101 penalty minutes in 81 games during his first full NHL season...Appeared in his 100th career NHL game on Dec. 15 vs. Boston.
1992-93: Tied for the third on the Devils in plus/minus (+14).
1991-92: Appeared in five regular season games with New Jersey recording his first NHL point (assist) on Feb. 21 at Winnipeg and scored three goals in six playoff contests.
2006: Played in five games notching four points (3g, 1a).
2004: Tallied one assist in five playoff games versus Colorado.
2003: Missed the first eight games of the playoffs with a thigh injury Played in four games against Anaheim in the conference semifinals.
2002: Tied for the team-lead in Boston playoff scoring with six points (4g, 2a) in six games Collected three points (1g, 2a) in game two of the Eastern Quarterfinals vs. Montreal on April 21.
2000: Recorded his first playoff hat trick in game four of the Western Quarterfinals on April 18 vs. Dallas.
1999: Skated in three games with Edmonton, notching two assists along with two penalty minutes.
1998: Scored a career-high seven playoff goals, including four on the power play The seven goals ranked third in the league in 1998 playoff goals Led Edmonton in playoff goals, as well as tied for the team-lead in points (8) He also led Edmonton in playoff shots (47) in 12 games (averaged 3.92 shots per game) Scored six of his seven goals in 1998 vs. Colorado in the Western Quarterfinals Scored two goals in game two on April 24 at Colorado Assisted on Doug Weight's game-winner in game two on May 9 of the Western Semifinals at Dallas.
1997: Scored the game-winning goal in game one of the 1997 Eastern Quarterfinals with New Jersey vs. Montreal Scored all of his points in the postseason (2g, 1a) in the first three games before fracturing the second toe on his right foot and missing two games (did not score in five games after returning from the injury).
1995: Reached career-highs in games (20), assists (8), and points (11) in 1995 with New Jersey as the Devils won the Stanley Cup Two of his three goals in the 1995 playoffs came in game one of the Eastern Finals at Philadelphia Had three assists in the 1995 Cup-clinching game over Detroit, including one on Neal Broten's game-winner.
1994: Had the game-winning goal for New Jersey in game four of the Eastern Finals vs. the Rangers.
1993: Played in five games, notching two points (1g, 1a) and four penalty minutes.
1992: Scored a goal (John Vanbiesbrouck) in his first NHL playoff game in game two of the 1992 Patrick Division Semifinals on April 21 at the Rangers.
Played two seasons with Boston College (1989-91)...Tallied 40 goals and 30 assists for 70 points and 166 penalty minutes in 77 career outings
Played in six games for the United States at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, registering one goal…Skated in five games for Team USA at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, finishing first on the team in plus/minus (+6), first in shots (16), second in goals (2) and tied for third in points (4)…Appeared in six games at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, notching four goals and four penalty minutes and helped capture a silver medal for the United States…During the Olympics, he tied for second on the team in goals…Made his Olympic debut at the 1998 Nagano games, tallying three assists and two penalty minutes in four games…Won a gold medal at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey after registering two assists and 17 penalty minutes in seven games played…Played in 46 games for the U.S. National Team during the 1991-92 Pre-Olympic Tour and tallied 27 points (12g, 17a)…Skated in seven games at the 1990 World Junior Championship, registering 18 penalty minutes…Appeared in seven games at the 1989 World Junior Championship, recording three assists and 16 penalty minutes in seven games.
Bill and his wife, Kara, have three daughters, Kayla, Grace and Lexi and one son, Liam...Enjoys golf and motorcycles...Named the Stars' 2002-03 Community Service Award winner...Says number 13 is his wife's lucky number so he took that when he went to Boston because number 9 was retired (John Bucyk)...Is an avid Boston Red Sox fan...Lists playing guitar with Bruce Springsteen as one of the things he would most like to do.