- Established new career highs in assists (13) this season
- Suffered a rib injury on December 8, 2009 at Philadelphia, causing him to miss the next 16 games
- Went on a five-game point-scoring streak from March 27, 2010 @ Columbus – April 6, 2010 vs. Montreal (3G, 6A)
- Played in his 200th career game on November 7, 2009 vs. Atlanta *Season Highs:
-G: 1 (ten times, MR – 4/6/10 vs. MTL), A: 2 (4/6/10 vs. MTL), P: 3 (4/6/10 vs. MTL)
-TOI: 19:40 (4/8/10 at PIT), +/-: +4 (4/1/10 vs. PHI), SOG: 6 (twice, MR – 11/7/09 vs. ATL)
-PIM: 7 (4/3/10 vs. OTT), Hits: 6 (twice, MR – 3/16/10 at VAN), Blocked Shots: 4 (11/23/09 at TOR) *Shootout Statistics:
-2009-10: 0-2 (.000), Career: 0-3 (.000)
LAST SEASON Established new career highs in assists (13) this season ... Suffered a rib injury on December 8, 2009 at Philadelphia, causing him to miss the next 16 games ... Went on a five-game point-scoring streak from March 27, 2010 @ Columbus – April 6, 2010 vs. Montreal (3G, 6A) ... Played in his 200th career game on November 7, 2009 vs. Atlanta CAREER
Led the Islanders in game-winning goals (5) and shorthanded goals (4)...Established new career highs in goals (15), points (24), game-winning goals and shorthanded goals...Tied career high with two assists on Feb. 16 vs. Pittsburgh...Unsuccessful on penalty shot versus Vesa Toskala on Feb. 26 vs. Toronto...Recorded first career multi-goal game with two tallies on Feb. 28 vs. Buffalo...Recorded first NHL hat trick on Mar. 7 vs. New Jersey.
Recorded career highs in games played (78) and assists (12)...Eight of his 10 goals came during the final 34 games of the season...Played in 100th NHL/Islanders game on Feb. 14 at Toronto...Ranked second on the team with 138 hits...Missed three games with a shoulder injury and one as healthy scratch.
2006-07: Split time between Yaroslavl of the Russian Super League and Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League...Played in only 36 of Frolunda's 55 games, but ranked sixth on the team in goals (16), fifth in assists (17) and sixth in points (33)...Ranked second on Frolunda with a +9 rating, while tallying four power-play goals and two game-winners...Went 1-4-5 in nine games with Yaroslavl.
2005-06: Played in 28 games with the Islanders, notching four goals and five assists for nine points...Tallied career-high three points (1-2-3), including the game-winning goal, on Mar. 13 vs. New Jersey...Compiled three-game, goal-scoring streak (3g) from Mar. 21-25...Played in 55 games with Bridgeport (AHL), leading the Sound Tigers in goals (25) and penalty minutes (112), and finishing fifth on the team in points (47) and fourth in +/- (+4)...Recorded two assists in seven playoff games with Bridgeport.
2004-05: Spent first full season in North America, playing for Bridgeport (AHL) during the lockout...Finished tied for third on the Sound Tigers in goals (15) and sixth in points (29)...Selected to play on PlanetUSA at the 2005 AHL All-Star Classic.
2003-04: Started season with the Islanders, making NHL debut on Oct. 9 at Washington...Scored first NHL goal/point with a shorthanded tally (Sebastein Caron) on Oct. 25 at Pittsburgh...Recorded first NHL assist on Nov. 8 vs. Atlanta...Reassigned to Jokerit Helsinki of the Finnish Elite League on Jan. 4 following the completion of the World Junior Championships...Reassigned to Bridgeport (AHL) on Apr. 14...Played seven games for Bridgeport in the playoffs, going 2-3-5.
2002-03: Assigned to Finnish National Team on Dec. 6...In 38 regular-season games, tallied three goals and three assists for six points...Had +5 rating with four penalty minutes.
2007: Helped lead Finland to the finals of the World Championship and went 1-2-3 in nine games.
2003: Represented Finland at the World Junior Championships, recording two goals and five assists for seven points in six games.
2002: Played in the World Junior Championships and the World Under-19 Championships.
2001: Played in the World Under-18 Championships.
MILESTONES 1st NHL Game: 10/9/03 at Washington 1st NHL Goal/Point: 10/25/03 vs. Pittsburgh (Sebastien Caron) 1st NHL Assist: 11/8/03 vs. Atlanta 100th NHL Game: 2/14/08 at Toronto 1st NHL Hat Trick: 3/7/09 vs. New Jersey
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS Most Goals: 3, 3/7/09 vs. New Jersey Most Assists: 2 (twice), Last: 2/16/09 vs. Pittsburgh Most Points: 3 (twice), Last: 3/7/09 vs. New Jersey Most PIM: 15, 10/13/08 vs. Buffalo