Signed as a free agent by the Islanders on July 6, 2009. Signed a one-year contract extension with the Islanders on July 27, 2010. Agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Islanders on Jan. 27, 2011.
Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the ninth round (263rd overall) of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft...Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings on September 1, 2006.
Led the Islanders in assists (29), placed second in points (44) and third in goals (15) during his fourth season with the team...Tied for seventh in the NHL and placed second on the team in power-play goals (8)...Had 13 multi-point games, including a season-high four- point effort (1g/3a) on Feb. 16 vs. New Jersey...Scored the 100th goal of his Islanders career on Jan. 27 at Winnipeg...Had a three-game point streak (2g/3a) from Jan. 27-31...Scored his 200th NHL point (assist) on Feb. 23 at Buffalo...Had a five-game assist streak (5a) from Mar. 9-19...Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Mar. 9...Missed the first game of his Islanders career and saw his consecutive games-played streak come to an end on Apr. 6 vs. Tampa Bay, when he was scratched with the flu. His 284 game streak is the third longest in Islanders history (Billy Harris - 576, Bob Nystrom - 301).
2011-12: Established career highs in goals (36), assists (33) and points (69) in 82 games during his third season with the Islanders and sixth professional campaign...Finished 10th in the NHL in goals...Eclipsed the 30-goal mark for the third-straight season, becoming the first Islander to do so since Ziggy Palffy (1995-96 to 1997-98)...Appeared in all 82 games for the third-straight year, extending his consecutive games-played streak to 246, which ranks fourth in Islanders history...Placed second on the team in Three Star voting with 11 total selections (two First Star selections)...Finished second on the team in power-play scoring with 24 points (14g/10a)... Tied for third in the league with 14 power-play goals...Led the NHL with 12 “first goals” and tied for second in the league with 23 road goals...Went 2-for-4 in shootout attempts, netting one game-deciding goal...Recorded 17 multi-point games, including one four-point effort and three three-point performances...Had a team season-high five-game goal streak (8g) from Nov. 26 - Dec. 6 and a personal season-best six-game point streak (8g/3a) from Nov. 26 - Dec. 8...Netted his first career four-goal game on Dec. 3 at Dallas...Named the NHL’s First Star of the Week (6g/1a) for the period ending Dec. 4...Scored his 100th career goal on Mar. 24 at Tampa Bay.
2010-11: Recorded 53 points (31g/22a), marking his second-straight 30-goal season in his second year with the Islanders...Finished second on the team in goals and tied for second in points...Skated in all 82 games for the second-straight season...Tied for the team lead with nine power-play goals, tied for second with three game-winning goals and finished second with 237 shots...Had 12 multi-point games, including a trio of three-point efforts...Recorded his first career three-assist game on Jan. 15 vs. Buffalo...Scored two goals against his brother-in-law (J. Quick) on Feb. 19 vs. Los Angeles...Scored his second NHL hat trick on Feb. 21 vs. Florida...Recorded his 100th NHL point on Feb. 22 at Toronto, extending his point streak to four games (6g/1a)...Scored his 30th goal of the season on Mar. 15 at NY Rangers.
2009-10: Scored 30 goals and 18 assists for 48 points during his first full NHL season with the Islanders and fourth professional campaign...Led the team in goals...Was one of three Islanders to play in all 82 games (Streit & Tavares)...Ranked 24th in the NHL and first on the Islanders in game-winning goals with five...Scored his first career goal as an Islander on Oct. 8 at Ottawa...Went on a four-game goal-scoring streak from Oct. 12-21 (4g)...Recorded his first-career hat trick on Dec. 3 at Atlanta (including the game-winner). It was the first “natural hat trick” by an Islander since Jason Blake (Dec. 19, 2006 at NY Rangers)...Eclipsed the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career on Jan. 28 at Carolina...Played in his 100th NHL game on Mar. 19 at Anaheim...Finished the season on a three-game goal-scoring streak (3g)...Reached the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career on Apr. 11 vs. Pittsburgh.
2008-09: Had one point (1g) and two penalty minutes in seven games with Los Angeles, while also netting 47 points (21g/26a) and 35 penalty minutes in 54 games with the Manchester Monarchs (American Hockey League)...Led Manchester in goals (21) and power-play goals (11)...Ranked third on Manchester in points and fourth with 26 assists...His lone goal for Los Angeles was the game-winner on Oct. 14 vs. Anaheim.
2007-08: Recorded nine points (5g/4a) and four penalty minutes in 22 games as a rookie with Los Angeles...Became the 16th player in Kings history to score in his NHL debut on Nov. 2 at San Jose...Recorded his first-career NHL assist on Nov. 15 vs. Anaheim...Scored in two straight games on Jan. 29 at Philadelphia and Jan. 31 at NY Islanders...Was recalled from Manchester four times during the season...With Manchester, recorded 56 points (28g/28a) and 29 penalty minutes in 57 games...His 28 goals were second on Manchester, while his 14 power-play goals ranked third on the team...Also appeared in four Calder Cup Playoff games with Manchester, recording two points (2g/0a) and four penalty minutes.
2006-07: Led Manchester with 77 games played, 25 goals and a plus-26 rating...Tied for the team lead with 57 points, 11 power-play goals and two short-handed goals...Finished second on the club with 32 assists...Recorded five points (2g/3a) in 16 post season games with Manchester, which advanced to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals.
2005-06: Appeared in 35 games as a senior at Cornell University and led his team with 18 goals and 38 points. It was the third consecutive season that he led Cornell in goals and points...Also led his club with 11 power-play goals and four game-winning goals...Served as team Captain...Finished his four-year tenure at Cornell with 138 points (71g/67a) in 134 games.
2004-05: Appeared in 34 games with Cornell and led his team with 22 goals and 42 points...His 20 assists ranked second on the team...Also led the club with 12 power-play goals and was tied for second with four game-winning goals.
2003-04: Appeared in 32 games as a sophomore at Cornell and led the team with 18 goals and 35 points...His 17 assists were second on the team...Also led the club with four game-winning goals and was tied for first with six power-play goals.
2002-03: Appeared in 33 games at Cornell as a freshman, notching 23 points (13g/10a)...His 13 goals were tied for second on the club, while his 23 points, 13 goals and four power-play goals led all Cornell freshmen.
2001-02: Appeared in 42 games with Guelph of the Mid-Western Junior B Hockey League and notched 102 points (56g/46a) and 80 penalty minutes...His 56 goals and 102 points were both second-most in the league...Named MWJHL Co-MVP with Cambridge’s Aran Myers.
2013: Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, scoring three points (2g/1a) in six games during the Islanders’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh.