|BIRTHPLACE:||Hull, QC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||ANA: 2001-264 overall|
|AHL Second All-Star Team (2008) AHL First All-Star Team (2009) Traded to Chicoutimi (QMJHL) by Moncton (QMJHL) for Francois Caron, January 10, 2001. Traded to Chicago by Anaheim with Bruno St. Jacques for Sebastien Caron, Matt Keith and Chris Durno, December 28, 2006. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for future considerations, October 11, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2012.|
Signed as a free agent by the Islanders on July 2, 2010. Signed to a one-year extension on February 17, 2011.
Selected by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the ninth round (264th overall) of the 2001 National Hockey League Entry Draft.Traded by Anaheim, along with Bruno St. Jacques, to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Sebastien Caron, Matt Keith and Chris Durno on October 11, 2007. Traded from Chicago to the New York Rangers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in the 2008 Draft on October 11, 2007.
Finished second on the Islanders in scoring with 53 points (20g/33a) in 81 games during his first full NHL season and irst with the Islanders… Tied for first on the team with nine power-play goals, ranked second in assists and tied for second with three game-winning goals…Had 15 two-point games…Made his Islanders debut and recorded his first two assists/points of the year in the season-opener on Oct. 9 vs. Dallas…Scored his first goal as an Islander against his former team on Oct. 11 vs. NY Rangers…Had a two-assist game on Oct. 16 vs. Colorado…Had a four-game point streak from Oct. 16-23 (1g/4a)…Matched his career high of three goals in his 12th game of the season on Nov. 3 at Carolina…Scored his career-high fourth goal of the season in his 15th game on Nov. 11 at San Jose…Had a four-game point streak from Dec. 22-27 (3g/2a)…Scored the shootout game-deciding goal vs. Pittsburgh on Dec. 29… Had a two-assist game on Jan. 3 at Calgary…Had a three-game point streak from Mar. 11-15 (2g/3a)…Scored his 20th goal of the season in the final game on Apr. 9 at Philadelphia.
2009-10: Posted eight points (3g/5a) in 22 games during his seventh professional season and third with the NY Rangers...Led the Rangers with two game-deciding shootout tallies [Nov. 25 at Florida (T. Vokoun) and Nov. 14 at Ottawa (B. Elliott)]...Scored his first NHL goal in his NY Rangers debut on Oct. 28 at NY Islanders...Registered his first multi-point game with two assists on Nov. 23 vs. Columbus...Was the Hartford Wolf Pack’s (American Hockey League) fifth-leading scorer with 45 points (20g/25a), despite playing in just 35 games...Ranked second on the team with a plus-15 rating and finished fourth in goals. 2008-09: Led Hartford in assists (49) and ranked second in goals (29) and points (78)...Named a First Team AHL All-Star...Ranked ninth in the AHL in points, tenth in the league in assists and 16th in goals...Established a career high in penalty minutes with 142...Recorded a career-high 24 multi-point performances. 2007-08: Established career highs in goals (34) and points (81) in 75 AHL games, while leading Hartford in goals, assists (47) and points...Ranked fourth in the AHL in points, sixth in goals and ninth in assists...Tied for fifth in the league with 15 power-play goals...Tallied 23 multi-point games...Recorded four scoring streaks of five games or more. 2006-07: Played in 68 AHL games, split between the Portland Pirates and Norfolk Admirals, totaling 79 points (30g/49a) with a plus-19 rating...Finished tenth in the league in points and sixth in assists...Notched 24 multi-point games, including three four-point efforts and a hat trick...Made his NHL debut with Chicago on Feb. 16 vs. Vancouver...Appeared in five games with Chicago, registering one assist and two penalty minutes...Scored his first NHL point/assist on the power play on Feb. 14 at Pittsburgh. 2005-06: Recorded 49 points (22g/27a) in 56 games for Portland...Registered 12 multi-point games. 2004-05: In his second season with the Cincinnati Admirals, scored 41 points (17g/24a) in 76 games. 2003-04: Made his professional debut with Cincinnati, scoring 30 points (14g/16a) in 66 games..
2008: Led Hartford in playoff goals (3) and points (5), and tied for second on the team in assists (2) in five Calder Cup Playoff games. 2007: Skated in six Calder Cup Playoff games with Norfolk, scoring two goals and one assist. 2006: Posted playoff career highs in goals (5), assists (17) and points...Ranked first on Portland and third in the league in playoff assists, third on the team and ninth in the league in points, and first on Portland and third in the league with a plus-13 rating. 2005: Scored two goals in eight Calder Cup Playoff games with Cincinnati. 2004: Made his professional playoff debut, skating in seven Calder Cup Playoff games with Cincinnati and scoring one goal with two assists.
2002-03: Spent time with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and the Sherbrooke Castors during his third and final junior season (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League), totaling 103 points (33g/70a) in 59 games...Led Sherbrooke in assists, points, penalty minutes and plus-minus (plus-23)...Ranked third on the team in goals. 2001-02: Appeared in 68 games for Chicoutimi, notching career highs in goals (51), points (118), and penalty minutes (120)...Led the club in goals during both the regular season and the postseason (3)...Also posted one assist in four playoff games, along with 10 penalty minutes. 2000-01: Skated for the Moncton Wildcats and Chicoutimi, totaling 20 goals and 32 assists for 52 points in 73 games...Traded from Moncton to Chicoutimi for Francois Caron on Jan. 10...Ranked second on Chicoutimi in goals (4), assists (7), and points (11) during the QMJHL Playoffs.
2003: Scored seven points (4g/3a) in six games for Team Canada at the 2003 World Junior Championships.