|BIRTHPLACE:||Red Deer, AB, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||ANA: 1998-150 overall|
|TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by Anaheim in the sixth round (150th overall) of the 1998 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Traded from Anaheim to the Islanders for Columbus’ fourth-round choice (previously acquired for Chris Nielsen) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft on May 23, 2000.
LAST SEASON: Was limited to 17 games in his 10th professional season and seventh full NHL campaign, scoring one goal and three assists…Scored his first assist/point of the season on Oct. 11 vs. NYR…Suffered a foot injury on Oct. 15 at PIT and missed two games…Received a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct on Oct. 30 at Philadelphia…Scored his first goal of the season and added an assist for a two-point game on Nov. 24 vs. Columbus…Suffered a grade three MCL tear in his left knee on Nov. 24 and underwent season-ending surgery.
2009-10: Scored 28 points (11g/17a) in 61 games with the Islanders...Scored a goal and an assist on opening night against Pittsburgh on Oct. 3...Missed 15 games on the IR with a strained pectoral (Oct. 10-Nov. 7)...Returned from the injury and went on a nine-game scoring streak from Nov. 11-27 (4g/5a)...Scored his 200th career point (goal) on Nov. 11 at Washington...Played in his 400th NHL game on Dec. 16 at NY Rangers...Tied with Jeff Tambellini for the most shots in a game with eight on Jan. 2 vs. Atlanta.
2008-09: Scored 31 points (14g/17a) in 55 games with the Islanders...Tied his career high with five power-play goals...Recorded his 100th career assist on Nov. 22 at Buffalo...Missed a total of 27 games due to five separate injuries.
2007-08: Was one of only two Islanders to appear in all 82 games...Set a career high in assists with 29...Led Islanders in assists and tied for third in points with 41...Ranked fourth in the NHL in hits with 256...Played in his 300th NHL/Islanders game on Feb. 9 at Minnesota.
2006-07: Finished fifth in the NHL and second on the Islanders in hits with 246...Ranked 17th in the NHL with 64 takeaways...Tied his career high of two goals three times (Feb. 3, 22, 27)...Named the recipient of the Bobby Nystrom Award, awarded to the Islander who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication ...Played in his 200th NHL/Islanders game on Jan. 1 at Buffalo...Scored his 100th career point on Jan. 4 at New Jersey...Missed five games with a sprained knee.
2005-06: Finished fifth on the Islanders in scoring with 35 points (16g/19a) in his sixth professional season and second in the NHL...Ranked second in the NHL and first on the Islanders in hits with 230...Converted on five of nine shootout opportunities and finished tied for ninth in the NHL in shootout goals.
2003-04: Was named one of three finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the league’s top rookie (A. Raycroft, M. Ryder)...Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team...Tied for the rookie goal-scoring lead and co-led the Islanders with 25...Led NHL rookies with a plus-23 rating and was 12th overall in the league with seven game-winning goals...Ranked second among first-year players with 51 points...Had a four-game goal and point streak from Nov. 1-8 (4g/2a)...Set a career high with three points on Nov. 19 at Florida and tied the mark three times (Dec. 9 vs. Tampa Bay, Jan. 23 at Carolina, Feb. 11 at Dallas)...Finished with a team-best 15 multi-point games and five games with more than one goal...Team went 14-3-3-0 in games when he scored...Recorded two goals, including the first regular season score of his NHL career, on Oct. 25 vs. Pittsburgh.
2002-03: Spent most of the season with Bridgeport, while also playing in eight games with the Islanders and recording four assists...Scored his first NHL assist/point on Jan. 7 vs. Pittsburgh as part of his first multi-point/multi-assist game (0g/2a)...Recorded two assists on Jan. 13 at Washington and posted a career-best plus-3 rating...Led Bridgeport in goals (30), assists (41) and points (71) in 70 games...Finished 15th in the American Hockey League in scoring...Finished third in the AHL in shots on goal with 264.
2001-02: Led regular-season AHL champion Bridgeport in scoring with 30 goals and 35 assists (65 points) in 80 games...Finished with eight power-play goals...Was one of just three players to see action in all 80 games...Posted a team-best plus-27 rating.
2000-01: Made his professional debut with Springfield, recording 18 goals and 17 assists for 35 points.
2007: Played in all five games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Buffalo...Led the NHL with 29 hits at the end of the ECQF.
2004: Played in all five games of the ECQF against Tampa Bay.
2003: Scored 11 points (7g/4a) in nine Calder Cup Playoff games with Bridgeport.
2002: Made his NHL debut in Game 4 of the ECQF on Apr. 24 against Toronto...Scored his first NHL goal/point in Game 5 of the series on Apr. 26...Recorded his first NHL assist in Game 6 of the series on Apr. 28...Also posted 19 points (8g/11a) in 17 Calder Cup Playoff games with Bridgeport.
1999-00: Led Prince George and finished fourth in the Western Hockey League with 46 goals in 67 games in his third and final season of Junior hockey...Ranked seventh in the WHL and first on the team with 95 points (46g/49a)...Was a WHL West First Team All-Star.
1998-99: Posted 38 points (18g/20a) in 50 games during his second season with Prince George.
1997-98: Scored 27 points (13g/14a) in 60 games as a rookie with Prince George.