|BIRTHPLACE:||Sherbrooke, QC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||MIN: 2002-8 overall|
| ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS:
Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on July 5, 2013.
Selected by Minnesota in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2002 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Scored 20 points (8g/12a) in 43 games during his tenth season with the WIld...Tied for fifth on the team in goals, finished sixth in assists and seventh in points...Scored his 100th career goal on Jan. 29 vs. Columbus...Recorded a four-game point streak (1g/6a) from Mar. 14-20, including multi-point games in three straight (Mar. 16-20)...Had a four-game point streak (3g/1a) from Apr. 13-18... Played a season-high 17:29 and scored in the final game of the regular season as Minnesota clinched a playoff berth on Apr. 27 at Colorado.
2011-12: Scored 22 points (9g/13a) in 37 games with Minnesota...Missed the final 41 games of the season with a concussion suffered on Jan. 4 at Vancouver...Tied for first on the team with three game-winning goals... Suspended two games for high-sticking incident on Oct. 8 vs. Columbus...Tallied a season-high three points (1g/2a) including the game-winning goal on Nov. 3 vs. Vancouver...Skated in his 500th NHL game on Nov. 13 at Anaheim...Tied a career-high with 10 penalty minutes on Nov. 15 at Columbus...Missed two games with a facial injury suffered Dec. 13 at Winnipeg.
2010-11: Recorded 38 points (12g/26a) in 59 games with Minnesota...Nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by Minnesota chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association...Missed the first 23 games of season with post-concussion symptoms...Made his season debut on Dec. 1 vs. Phoenix...Scored a goal and his 200th career assist on Jan. 18 at Edmonton...Recorded three points (1g/2a) with a plus-3 rating on Feb. 22 vs. EDM...Recorded a four-game point streak from Mar. 2-8 (1g/4a)...Registered his 300th career point (1a) on Mar. 31 vs. Edmonton.
2009-10: Was limited to one game with Minnesota due to a concussion suffered Mar. 25, 2009 at NY Islanders...Skated 10:44 in season-opener at CBJ (10/3).
2008-09: Finished third on Minnesota with 46 points (16g/30a) and tied for second in assists during his sixth NHL season...Missed three games with a lower body injury from Oct. 14-18...Had a three-game point streak (3g/3a) from Nov. 29 - Dec. 3...Had an assist in four straight games from Dec. 31 - Jan. 6...Tied a career-high with three assists in his 400th game on Jan. 31 at Vancouver...Had nine points (3g/6a) during a four-game point streak from Jan. 27 - Feb. 4, tying the team record for most points in four-game stretch...Suffered a concussion on Mar. 25 at NY Islanders (Nate Thompson) and missed the final eight games of regular season.
2007-08: Established career-highs in points (63), assists (50) and penalty minutes (34), while skating in 81 games during his fifth NHL season with Minnesota and his sixth professional campaign...Established a franchise record with 50 assists...Ranked third on the club with 15 multi-point contests, including two three-point games and one four-point contest...Had a four-game point streak from Dec. 14-20 (1g/5a) during four-game point streak...Tied his single-game career-highs in goals (2), points (4) and plus-minus rating (plus-3) on Jan. 21 at Vancouver, while becoming second player in team history to reach 200 points...Skated a career-high 23:19 and picked up assist on Mar. 13 vs. New Jersey... Recorded a career-high five game assist streak (0g/5a) from Mar. 6-15, tying the team-high for the season...Collected two assists on Mar. 22 at Calgary to set franchise record for assists in a season (49) and collected his career-high 60th point......Missed one game on Mar. 24 with the flu...Scored the game-winning goal and picked up his first career fighting major on Mar. 28 vs. Vancouver.
2006-07: Established career-highs in goals (20), games played (82) and plus/minus (plus-13) during his fourth season with Minnesota...Was one of four Wild players to appear in every game...Ranked second on the team in assists, tied for third in scoring and third in plus-minus...Led team forwards with a plus-13 rating...Tied for second on the team with 16 multi-point games...Tallied 24 power-play points (5g/19a)...Tied career-high with four points (2g/2a) on Jan. 2 vs. Atlanta...Scored his 20th goal of the season on Apr. 7 vs. St. Louis.
2005-06: Finished second on Minnesota in assists (42), third in points (59) and fifth in goals (17) through 80 games during his third NHL season...Notched eight multi-point games, including three three-point games and two four-point games...Collected three assists in the season opener on Oct. 5 vs. Calgary...Scored his first four goals of the season during four-game goal streak from Oct. 12-19...Converted on his first career penalty shot attempt on Oct. 12 vs. Vancouver...Missed two games (Jan. 7-9) due to a strained neck suffered on Jan. 5 vs. Colorado... Notched his first career four-point game (2g/2a) on Feb. 10 at Edmonton. Set a club record, scoring two goals in 16 seconds.
2004-05: Led the Houston Aeros in points (54) and assists (42) during his only American Hockey League campaign during the NHL lockout...Led the team with 21 power-play assists, 28 power-play points and tied for the team lead with seven power-play goals...Registered a team-best 14 multi-point games.
2003-04: Scored 22 points (4g/18a) in 61 games during his second professional season with Minnesota...Became the third Wild player to participate in the NHL YoungStars Game (Marian Gaborik, 2002; Nick Schultz, 2003) during All- Star Weekend and the first Wild player to score a goal in the game...Missed eight games with a left wrist injury from Nov. 20 - Dec. 6.
2002-03: Scored 20 points (7g/13a) in 50 games as an 18-year-old NHL rookie with Minnesota...Tallied three multi-point games...Tied for second among NHL rookies in power-play goals (5) and tied for fifth in power-play points (5g/4a)...Made his NHL debut in the season opener and notched an assist for his first career point on Oct. 11 vs. Boston...Scored his first career goal, a game-winning, power-play tally on Nov. 9 at San Jose.
2001-02: Led the Canadian Hockey League in scoring with 140 points (46g/94a) in 69 games during his second season with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League...Named Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year...Named the QMJHL’s Most Valuble Player, Offensive Player of the Year and Best Professional Prospect (Mike Bossy Trophy)...Selected to the CHL and QMJHL First All-Star Teams...Led the QMJHL in assists and points. 2000-01: Named the QMJHL Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year after scoring 95 points (38g/57a) in 67 games with Chicoutimi.
Left the Wild (Dec. 11, 2003) to compete for Team Canada at the 2003 World Junior Championship, where he picked up five points (2g/3a) in six games and earned a silver medal...Led Team Canada in scoring with four goals and eight assists in eight games at the 2002 World Under-18 Championship...Also represented Canada-Quebec at the 2001 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
2012: Recorded two points (1g/1a) in five games during Minnesota’s five-game Western Conference Quartefinal series against Chicago. 2008: Established Stanley Cup Playoff career highs in goals (2), assists (2), points (4) and games (6) during Minnesota’s six-game Western Conference Quarterfinal series against Colorado...Scored an overtime goal in Game 3 on April 14 at Colorado.
2007: Posted two points (1g/1a) in five games during Minnesota’s five-game Western Conference Quartefinal series against Anaheim...Notched his first career playoff goal in Game 4 on Apr. 17 vs. Anaheim.
2003: Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, registering one assist and two PIM in five games as Minnesota advanced to the Western Conference Finals...Was the team’s lone rookie and youngest player...Made his playoff debut in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterinal serues against Colorado on Apr. 14...Recorded his first playoff point with a power-play assist in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on May 16 at Anaheim.