Led the Islanders in points with 49 and second in goals with 21 and assists with 28…Named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the opening week of the 2007-08 season after going 2-2-4 in his Islanders debut, tying a career-high in points and goals on October 5 at Buffalo, and then 2-0-2 the following night vs. Buffalo…Became just the fourth player to register four-or-more goals over his first two games while appearing for a new team…Skated in his 400th NHL game on November 12 at Philadelphia…Recorded his 300th NHL point on February 7 at Pittsburgh with a two-goal game…Missed the last five games of the season with a hip injury.
2006-07: Was 20-25-45 in 65 games, split between Phoenix and Ottawa…Compiled 15 power play points (7-8), along with two game-winning goals…Recorded two three-point games, Oct. 26 vs. Edmonton (0-3) and March 30 vs. Montreal (1-2). ..Recorded at least 20 goals for the fourth time in his NHL career.
2005-06: Ranked T-1st on Coyotes in goals (30), 2nd in points (60), 3rd in PPG (10), T-2nd in GWG (4), 2nd in shots (190), 2nd in shooting pct. (15.8%)…Tied career high in points (60 in 2001-02)…Set career highs for PPG (10), PPA (15) and shots (190)…Finished season 3 goals shy of career high (33 in 2001-02)…Finished season 1 assist shy of career high (31 in 2002-03)…Registered 15 multiple-point games, 5 multiple-goal games, and 6 multiple-assist games…Scored a goal in 8 of last 15 games (8-4-12) of season…Recorded 11-11-22 in final 23 games after Olympic Break…Scored 30th goal of season in 6-4 loss at Colorado, Apr. 11…Scored 100th career goal and was +2 in 5-2 win at SJ, March. 30…Compiled 5-game point streak (3-6-9), March. 2-11 to match career high…Scored 2 goals and was +2 in 5-2 win at Detroit, March. 7…Registered 200th career point in 300th NHL game with assist vs. Detroit, March. 4… Set career highs for points and assists in game with 0-4-4 in 6-2 win vs. Dallas, March. 2…Missed 1 game with knee injury at St. Louis, Jan. 26…Scored 3rd period GWG and won 11 of 13 face-offs in 2-1 win vs. San Jose, Dec. 22…Tallied 1-2-3, +3, and won 7 of 11 face-offs in 5-2 win vs. Atlanta, Dec. 5…Scored 2 goals including GWG with 1:28 remaining in 3-2 win vs. Calgary, Oct. 27…Registered 1-2-3 in 5-4 OT win vs. St. Louis, Oct. 26,.
Split season between Philadelphia and Phoenix, recording 12-12-24 and 28 PIM in 49 GP…Ranked 4th on Phoenix in goals; T-2nd in GWG and T-3rd in shooting percentage (11.9%)… Led Phoenix in faceoff win percentage (50.5%)…Played in final 49 games of season (21 with Philadelphia, 28 with Phoenix)…Did not miss any games due to injury...Scored GWG in 3-2 OT win at Minnesota, March. 22…Had career high 4-game goal streak (4-0-4), March. 9-14…Scored 1st career SHG vs. Colorado, March. 12… Scored 1st goal as a Coyote vs. Dallas, Feb. 14…Recorded 0-2-2 in his Phoenix debut at Anaheim, Feb. 11…With Philadelphia, scored two goals including GWG at Florida, Jan. 2…Played in his 1st game of season at Colorado, Dec. 27…Traded by Edmonton to Philadelphia in exchange for Jeff Woywitka, 1st round pick (Rob Schremp) in 2004 Entry Draft and a 3rd round pick (Danny Syvret) in 2005 Entry Draft, Dec. 16, 2003.
In his 3rd and final season in Edmonton, set career highs in assists, GWG (6) and PIM…Ranked 4th on Oilers in points and goals; 3rd in assists and PPG (8); and 5th in PIM (90)…Averaged a career high 17:51 of ice time per game…Led team in GWG and ranked 15th in NHL…Scored GWG in 3 of 4 games (Nov. 9-15) including back-to-back games (Nov. 12-15)…Registered 11 multiple-point games including three 3-point games…Missed 13 games with fractured thumb…Equaled career high with 5-game point streak (1-6-7) from March. 26-Apr. 1...Unsuccessful on 2 penalty shots during season - Dec. 28 vs. Toronto (Ed Belfour) and Apr. 3 vs. San Jose (Vesa Toskala).
In his 1st full NHL season, led Edmonton in goals and GTG (3); ranked T-1st in points, 4th in assists. 2nd in PPG (8), PP assists (14) and PP points (8-14-22)…Ranked T-17th in NHL in goals and 6th in shooting percentage (19.4%)… Named to NHL YoungStars Game as part of All-Star Weekend in LA…One of five Oilers to play in all 82 games…Set career high with 5-game point streak (4-2-6) from Feb. 10-March. 4.
Split season between Kootenay (WHL) and Edmonton…Joined Oilers in December…In his rookie NHL season, collected 8-14-22, 14 PIM and +6 in 41 GP…Led Oilers rookies in points…Among NHL rookies, ranked 19th in points, 10th in PPG (3) and 14th in plus/minus…At the time he left Kootenay to join Oilers, led WHL in scoring with 39-40-79 in 37 GP…At that time, also ranked among WHL leaders in goals (1st), assists (4th), PPG (1st with 18), PP points (1st with 18-23-41), plus/minus (3rd with +23), GWG (2nd with 6), PP assists (2nd with 23), SHG (3rd with 4) and SH points (3rd with 4-1-5).
In his 2nd and final season at Michigan, led team in goals, assists and points with 24-35-59 in 40 GP…Ranked 2nd in CCHA in assists and points while ranking T-2nd in goals…Ranked T-5th in NCAA in points, T-9th in assists and T-12th in goals…Finalist for Hobey Baker Award…Named NCAA West Second Team All-American and CCHA First Team All-Star.
In his 1st season at Michigan, finished T-5th in the CCHA in scoring with 19-25-44 in 42 GP. Also ranked T-7th in assists and T-9th in goals…Led Wolverines in assists and points; 2nd in goals…Won CCHA playoff championship with Michigan…Named to CCHA All-Rookie Team and CCHA First All-Star Team…Earned CCHA Rookie of the Year honor.
With St. Albert Saints of Alberta Junior Hockey League, led nation in scoring with 60-78-138 in 58 GP…Also led nation in playoff scoring with 24-24-48 in 19 GP…Named AJHL MVP and Canadian Junior A Player of the Year.
Named AJHL Rookie of the Year.
Part of Ottawa's run to the Stanley Cup Finals...Was 2-4-6 in 20 games.
Scored 1 goal in 6 GP vs. Dallas in Western Conference Quarterfinal…Scored goal in Game 5 at Dallas, Apr. 17.
Made his NHL playoff debut in 2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. DAL, recording 1-2-3 in 6 GP…Ranked 5th on team in points (1st among rookies)…Among NHL rookies, ranked T-5th in points, 5th in goals, 6th in assists, 2nd in PPG and 1st in GWG…Played his first playoff game in Game 1 at DAL, Apr. 11…Recorded his 1st playoff points (1-1-2) including GWG at 17:19 of overtime in Game 4, Apr. 17.
2006: Represented Canada at the World Championships in Latvia, recording 3-1-4 and 10 PIM in 9 games.
2003: Helped lead Canada to gold medal at World Championships in Helsinki, Finland…In his 2nd consecutive trip to the World Championships, recorded 3-2-5 and 6 PIM in 9 GP.
2002: Skated for Team Canada at World Championships in Sweden, registering 1-2-3 and 10 PIM in 7 GP.
FIRST NHL GAME: 12/30/00 vs. Montreal
FIRST NHL GOAL: 1/20/01 vs. Detroit (Osgood)
FIRST NHL ASSIST: 1/10/01 vs. Nashville
2 (12 times), Last: 10/6/07 vs. Buffalo
4, 3/2/06 vs. Dallas
4 (twice), Last: 10/5/07 at Buffalo
18, 11/11/02 at Boston
PERSONAL: Spends the off-season in Los Angeles…Loves music…His favorite road cities are LA and New York…His favorite TV show is Seinfeld…The first car he owned was a Dodge Durango…Grew up in Edmonton and idolized Wayne Gretzky…Wears #89 because it was given to him in training camp in Edmonton…His most memorable hockey moments were his first NHL goal and winning the gold medal with Team Canada at the World Championships in 2003…Began skating at age 2…Is close friends with NHLers Shawn Horcoff and Daniel Cleary…His older brother Paul played 15 games for Edmonton in 1999-00, making them the first brother combo to play for the Oilers.