|BIRTHPLACE:||Blackie, AB, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||NYI: 2003-58 overall|
Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on November 30, 2010. Selected by the Islanders in the second round (58th overall) of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Finished third on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in goals (18), assists (27) and points (45) in 53 American Hockey League games during his sixth professional season…Also saw action in 15 NHL games with the Islanders, scoring three points (2g/1a)…Posted 11 multi-point games with Bridgeport, while he wore an “A”…Signed a professional tryout agreement with Bridgeport on Oct. 21...Recorded a season-high six-game point streak from Dec. 3-17 (2g/5a)…Recalled by the Islanders on Jan. 7… Scored two goals in his season debut for his first career two-goal game on Jan. 8 at Colorado…Suffered a rib injury on Feb. 8 and missed eight games…Placed on waivers Feb. 22 and assigned to Bridgeport Feb. 23… Became Bridgeport’s all-time leading scorer on Mar. 25…Recorded season-high four-point games on Mar. 25 at Portland (0g/4a) and Apr. 4 vs. Springfield (0g/4a)… Finished the season with 29 points (10g/19a) in 21 games.
2009-10: Spent his fifth professional season overseas in the Swedish Elite League, scoring 21 points (11g/10a) in 46 games with Rogle Angelholm. 2008-09: Scored 36 points (8g/28a) in 56 games with Bridgeport, finishing sixth on the team in points and fourth in assists…Tied for second on the team with a plus-13 rating.,.Added one assist in two Calder Cup Playoff games… Also played six games with the Islanders, recording one assist. 2007-08: Scored 20 points (9g/11a) in 65 games with Bridgeport during his third professional season…Appeared in 16 games with the Islanders, registering eight penalty minutes and 16 shots. 2006-07: In 22 games with Bridgeport, recorded 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points and 32 penalty minutes...Played in one game with the Islanders on Dec. 5 vs. Ottawa. 2005-06: Split time between the Islanders and Bridgeport during his first professional season…Ranked second on Bridgeport in scoring with 53 points (21g/32a) in 66 games…Made his AHL/Pro debut at Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 5…Notched his first two AHL goals on Oct. 7. at Norfolk…Played in 19 games for the Islanders and finished with one goal, one assist and a plus-2 rating…Made his NHL debut on Nov. 23 vs. Buffalo…Notched his first-career NHL goal on Apr. 15 vs. Pittsburgh…Added an assist in the last game of the season on Apr. 18 vs. Philadelphia.
2004-05: Finished as the Prince Albert Raiders third-leading scoring with 41 points, despite playing in only 41 games during his fourth Western Hockey League season...Injured his knee at the 2005 World Junior Championships. 2003-04: Completed his third season with Prince Albert, earning a career-best 50 points in 62 games (24g/26a)...Added 10 points in just six postseason games (5g/5a). 2002-03: Played in 58 games for Prince Albert, earning 48 points (20g/28a)...Earned a single-season career-high 76 penalty minutes. 2001-02: Scored 32 points (11g/21a) in his first year of Major Junior hockey with Prince Albert.