|BIRTHPLACE:||Meadow Lake, SK, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||NYI: 2004-47 overall|
|TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the second round (47th overall) of the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
LAST SEASON: Established career highs in goals (24), assists (22), points (46), games played (77), penalty minutes (43), power-play goals (5) and game-winning goals (3) in his fourth NHL season with the Islanders…Ranked fourth on the team in goals, fifth in points and games played, tied for fifth in assists, tied for second in game-winning goals and tied for fourth in power-play goals…Recorded twelve multi-point games, including a pair of three-point efforts on Oct. 11 vs. NY Rangers (2g/1a) and Dec. 11 vs. Atlanta (1g/2a)…Scored his first goal/point of the year in the Islanders season opener on Oct. 9 vs. Dallas…Played in his 200th NHL/Islanders game on Dec. 23 at New Jersey…Had a three-game point streak from Dec. 23-27 (2g/2a)…Missed one game due to neck spasms on Jan. 3 at Calgary…Had a four-game point streak from Jan. 11-17 (3g/2a) , including a three-game goal streak from Jan. 11-15 (3g/1a) …Suffered a concussion on Feb. 2 at Pittsburgh and missed four games…Scored goals in his first two games back from injury (Feb. 13 and 15) and had a three-game point streak from Feb. 13-17 (2g/2a)…Scored two goals on Mar. 2 vs. Minnesota and on Apr. 8 vs. Pittsburgh.
2009-10: Established career highs in games played (61), goals (17), points (35), short-handed goals (1), penalty minutes (40) and shots (133) in his third full season with the Islanders...Ranked fourth on the team in goals and tied for sixth in points...Scored the first hat trick of his career on Mar. 2 against Chicago and set the Islanders season mark for longest goal-scoring streak of the season in the process (three games)...Recorded the first three-assist game of his career on Mar. 14 against Toronto...Went on a four-game point streak from Mar. 30-Apr. 6 (5g/2a), including three consecutive two-point games from Mar. 30-Apr. 3 (4g/2a)...Scored 20 points in the final 18 games of the season...Missed the final three games of the season with a fractured foot.
2008-09: Established new career highs in games played (53), assists (18), points (25), average time on ice (16:16) and shots (78)...Recorded points in a career-high six straight games from Mar. 2-12 (3g/5a)...Played in his 100th NHL/Islanders game on Mar. 21 at Ottawa...Recorded four goals and 15 assists for 19 points in 19 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (American Hockey League).
2007-08: Appeared in 51 games with the Islanders after being called up from Bridgeport on Dec. 19...Scored his first NHL goal (game-winner) on Dec. 21 at Pittsburgh and also added an assist for his first multi-point game...Registered a goal and an assist on Jan. 22 at Carolina...Finished the season with 15 points (8g/7a)...Seven of his eight goals came on the road. 2006-07: Made his NHL debut with the Islanders on Dec. 7 vs. Montreal...Played in three games with the Islanders and went scoreless...Finished sixth on Bridgeport in scoring with 43 points (12g/31a) in 61 games...Ranked third on Bridgeport in assists.
2005-06: Selected to the Western Hockey League's 2006 Western Conference First All-Star Team...Finished 13th in WHL scoring with 74 points (21g/53a) in his fifth season with Kelowna...Finished tied for second in assists in the WHL…Served as an assistant captain...Finished the regular season as Kelowna’s second leading scorer... Led the team in assists and finished fourth on the team in goals...Led Kelowna with 1.23 goals per game...Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders on Mar. 22.
2004-05: Finished fifth on Kelowna in scoring with 47 points (24g/23a)...Ranked second on the team with 108 penalty minutes...Placed third on the team in playoff scoring with 18 points (6g/12a).
2003-04: Member of Kelowna’s Memorial Cup Championship team...Recorded a WHL career-high 123 penalty minutes during the regular season.
2002-03: Finished tied for second among Kelowna rookies in scoring with 23 points (5g/18a).
2006: Represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in Vancouver, where he helped lead the team to the Gold Medal...Had three goals and four assists for seven points in six games to lead Canada in scoring...Was an alternate captain for Team Canada.