Signed by the Islanders as a free agent on July 1, 2008.
Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the ninth round (262nd overall) of the 2004 National Hockey League Draft.
Led all Islanders defensemen in goals (7), assists (40) and points (47) during his fourth season with the Islanders and his first season as team captain...Was one of four Islanders to appear in all 82 games (Moulson, Nielsen, Tavares)...Led all Islanders in average time on ice at 23:22...Finished third on the team in power-play scoring with 23 points (3g/20a)...Named the 13th captain in Islanders history on Sep. 21...Played in his 400th career NHL game on Jan. 7 at Phoenix...Had eight multi-point games, including one three-point game (3a) on Jan. 10 vs. Detroit...Scored the 10,000th goal in Islanders history on Feb. 9 vs. Montreal...Had a six-game point streak (1g/7a) from Mar. 11-24.
2010-11: Missed the entire season due to a shoulder injury suffered during Training Camp.
2009-10: Tied with John Tavares and Matt Moulson for the Islanders lead in games played (82), marking the first time he accomplished the feat in his career...Led the team in assists (38), average time on ice (25:41), blocked shots (132), power-play goals among defensemen (9), power-play assists among defensemen (13) and power-play points among defensemen (22) in his second season with the Islanders...Among NHL defensemen, finished tied for 12th in points (46), tied for ninth in goals (11), tied for second in power-play goals...Assisted on Josh Bailey’s overtime goal on Mar. 27 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he played a career-high 32:29...Had three four-game point streaks: Nov. 7-14 (2g/3a), Jan. 9-18 (3g/2a), Mar. 25 - Apr. 1 (1g/4a)...Scored his 200th NHL point on Mar. 6 vs. Boston (assist)...Played in his 300th NHL game on Nov. 16 at Boston...Served as one of four assistant captains along with Kyle Okposo, Brendan Witt and Richard Park.
2008-09: Led the Islanders in games played (74), assists (40), points (56), power-play goals (10), power-play assists (19), power-play points (29) and average time on ice (25:13) during his first season on Long Island...Established career highs in goals (16), power-play goals, plus/minus (+6), shooting percentage (10.7), average time on ice and penalty minutes (62)...Among NHL defensemen, finished tied for fifth in goals, tied for ninth in assists, seventh in points, tied for fourth in power-play goals, tied for sixth in power-play points and ninth in average time on ice...Became the first Islanders defenseman to lead the team in scoring since 1976-77 (Denis Potvin: 25-55-80) and the first Islanders defenseman to record 50 or more points in a season since 1993-94 (Vladimir Malakhov: 10-47-57)...Represented the Islanders at the 2009 NHL All-Star Game, recording two assists and a plus-3 rating...Became the first Swiss-born NHL player named to the All-Star Game...Recorded points in five consecutive games from Oct. 23 - Nov. 1 (4g/3a) and recorded a team-high five-game assist streak from Dec. 27 - Jan. 3 (5a)...Recorded his 100th NHL assist and tied a career high with three assists on Dec. 16 vs. Washington...Named the Islanders nominee for the Masterton Trophy, which is awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
2007-08: Tied for third among NHL defensemen in scoring with 62 points, tied for seventh in goals with 13 and ranked fourth in assists with 49...Posted career bests in goals, assists and points...Tied for second among NHL defensemen in power-play scoring with 34 points and was fourth in assists with 27 during his third season with Montreal...Tied for 11th in the NHL in points on the power play and tied for seventh in power-play assists...Was third among league defensemen in points-per-game with .77...Finished third on Montreal in scoring, first among defensemen, and tied for the club lead in assists...Was second on Montreal in power-play scoring and helped the club to an NHL-best power play...Finished the season on a career-high seven-game scoring streak (1g/9a)...Scored his 100th NHL point (1a) on Mar. 20 at Boston...Played in his 200th NHL game on Mar. 22 vs. Boston.
2006-07: Finished eighth on Montreal in scoring with 35 points and seventh in assists with 26 during his second NHL season...Tied for seventh on Montreal in power-play scoring with 14 points (7g/7a)...Named the Montreal candidate for the Bill Masterton Trophy, an award given for perseverance in hockey.
2005-06: Made his NHL debut on Oct. 8 at Toronto and recorded his first NHL point/assist...Scored his first NHL goal and posted his first multi-point game on Jan. 14 vs. San Jose...Finished his rookie season with 11 points (2g/9a) in 48 games with Montreal.
2004-05: Named the Best Defenseman in the Swiss League...Helped guide the Zurich Lions to the Swiss League Finals for a second straight season...Finished third on the team, first among defensemen, in scoring with 43 points (14g/29a) in 44 games...Tied for ninth in the league and second among defensemen in assists.
2003-04: Ranked second among all Swiss League defensemen and ranked third on Zurich in points with 23 (4g/19a).
2002-03: Finished fifth on Swiss League-leading Zurich in assists with 19, while also posting four goals for 23 points in 37 games.
2001-02: Finished sixth on Zurich in points with 23 and assists with 17 in 28 games.
2000-01: Returned to the Swiss League with Zurich after spending a season in North America, notching 16 points (5g/11a) in 44 games.
1999-00: Split the season between Springfield of the American Hockey League, Tallahassee of the ECHL and Utah of the International Hockey League.
1998-99: Finished sixth on Davos of the Swiss League with 18 assists, while also adding seven goals in 44 games.
1997-98: Played in 38 games with Davos, recording four goals and 10 assists for 14 points.
1996-97: Recorded 11 points (2g/9a) in his first season with Davos. 1995-96: Played with Fribourg-Gotteron (Swiss) as an 18-year-old.