|BIRTHPLACE:||Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||BUF: 2001-50 overall|
2008-09 Season Notes
* Has scored a career-high seven goals this season
* Scored his seventh goal, the game-winner, on 3/8 vs. CGY
* Earned his seventh assist of the season on 3/3 vs. FLA
* Registered goals in back-to-back games from 1/20-21
* Tied his career high with two points (1g, 1a) on 1/20 vs. MTL
2008-09 Season Highs
Goals: 1 (7x), last 3/8 vs. CGY
Assists: 1 (8x), last 3/17 at PIT
Points: 2, 1/20 vs. MTL (1g, 1a)br /> Shots: 3 (6x), last 1/2 vs. VAN
PIM: 10, 3/17 at PIT
Plus/Minus: +2 (3x), last 1/20 vs. MTL
TOI: 16:38, 12/13 at BOS (career high)
|2011-12: Completed first season in Winnipeg with 11 points (4G, 7A) and 83 PIM in 72
games... Played his first game as a Winnipeg Jet on Oct. 9 vs. MTL... Earned his first
point as a Jet with an assist on Oct. 27 at PHI... Played in his 350th franchise game
on Dec. 31 vs. TOR... Took his first career penalty shot on Jan. 10/12 at BOS, failed to
score... Played in his 400th NHL game on Jan. 19 vs. BUF... Assessed two fighting majors
in one game, both fights with Mike Rupp, on Jan. 24 at NYR... Scored his first goal of
the season on Jan. 31 at PHI... Finished fifth on the Jets with 151 hits... Won 39-of-67
faceoffs taken (58.2%).
2010-11: Leads Thrashers forwards with 71 blocked shots ... Ranks third on the team with 128 hits ... Set a career-high with his 19th point (goal) on 3/19 at BUF ... Set a career-high with his eighth goal on 3/15 at NJ ... Scored seven points (1g, 6a) in six-game span from 12/11 - 12/20 ... Set a new career-high with a three-point game (1g, 2a), also posting a plus-4 rating vs. NJ on 12/18 ... Strung together a career-high four-game point streak (3g, 1a) from 10/9 - 10/16 ... Scored three goals during a career-high three-game goal streak from 10/9 - 10/15 ...Tal- lied his first career power play goal at ANA on 10/15.
2009-10: Registered 13 points (4g, 9a) in 76 games for the Thrashers... Led the team and tied for fifth in the NHL with a career-high three shorthanded goals ... Tied for second on the Thrashers with three shorthanded points ... Established a new career-high with 9:58 of average time on ice ... Earned a career-high plus-six rating ... Tallied one assist in the season-opening game on 10/3 vs. TB ... Began the season with assists in back-to-back games ... Scored his first goal of the season and appeared in his 200th career game on 10/16 at NJ ... Called for a season-high 15 penalty minutes on 11/13 vs. LA ... Earned a plus-three rating over a two game stretch from 1/5-1/7 ... Skated in a season-high 14:43 of ice time on 1/12 vs. OTT ... Earned three assists over a five game span from 3/12-3/30.
2008-09: Played in all 82 games for Atlanta, earning 15 points (7g, 8a) ... Set new career highs for games played, goals, penalty minutes (104), shots (85) and average time on ice per game (9:35) ... Estab- lished a season-high with three shots on 10/14 vs. MIN ... Recorded his first point of the season with one assist and earned a season-high plus-two rating on 11/9 at CAR ... Scored his first goal of the year on 11/25 at TOR ... Earned three points (2g, 1a) over a four-game stretch from 12/2-12/10 ... Set a career high with 16:38 of ice time on 12/13 at BOS ... Tallied a season-high two points (1g, 1a) on 1/20 vs. MTL ... Registered points in back-to-back games from 1/20-1/21, including goals in consecutive games, earning three points (2g, 1a) in that span ... Scored his seventh goal, the game-winner, on 3/8 vs. CGY ...
2007-08: Recorded 18 points (5g, 13a) in 73 games during his first season with the Thrashers ... Established new career highs in points and assists ... Took a career-high five shots on goal on two occasions ... Made his debut in a Thrashers uniform on 10/10 at OTT ... Scored his first goal of the season and first as a Thrasher on 11/9 at FLA ... Called for a career-high 17 penalty minutes on 1/18 at BUF ... Posted his first multiple-point game as a Thrasher with two points (1g, 1a) and earned a season-high plus-three rating in a season-high 14:58 of ice time on 3/13 vs. CGY ... Recorded a career-high two assists on 3/31 at TB ... Recorded eight points (2g, 6a) in the final 11 games of the season from 3/18-4/5.
2006-07: Appeared in 39 games with Pittsburgh, recording five points (3g, 2a) and 69 penalty minutes ... Earned a plus or even rating in 32 out of 39 contests and finished season with a plus-one rating ... Recorded a season-high 10 penalty minutes on two occasions ... Took a season-high three shots on goal five times ... Averaged 7:53 of ice time in his first full NHL season ... Did not dress for 32 of Pittsburgh’s final 35 regular-season games ... Scored his first-career NHL goal on 11/6 at ANA ... Tallied his first-career game-winning goal on 11/28 vs. NYI ... Skated in a season-high 13:37 of ice time on 12/1 at NJ ... Had a two-game point streak (1g, 1a) from 12/11-12/13 ...
2005-06: Set AHL career highs with 77 games played, 23 goals, 27 assists and 50 points with Rochester ... Led the Amerks with 11 power play goals and was third on the team in points ... Began the season with a three-game point streak from 10/7-10/14, recording four points (1g, 3a) during that stretch ... Established a season-high three points (2g, 1a) on 11/11 vs. Manitoba and tied it on 11/23 vs. Binghamton ... Earned his first NHL recall on 12/2 and made his NHL debut that night vs. SJ ... Tallied his first NHL point with an assist on 12/4 vs. COL ... Posted a season-high five-game point streak (2g, 6a) from 1/3-1/15, including a season-high tying three points (1g, 2a) on 1/3 at Manitoba ... Col- lected four points (3g, 1a) over a three-game span from 2/17-2/19 ...
2004-05: Recorded 29 points (12g, 17a) in 73 games with Rochester ... Scored the game-winning goal on 12/17 at St. John’s ... Scored one goal and added one assist on 1/25 at Cleveland ... Registered two points (1g, 1a) on 1/28 vs. Binghamton ...
2003-04: Posted 22 points (6g, 16a) in 58 games during his first professional season with Rochester ... Recorded five points (3g, 2a) in 16 Calder Cup Playoff games ... Missed 21 games with a foot injury ... Scored his first professional goal, on the power play, on 12/27 at Toronto ... Recorded his first professional assist on 12/28 vs. Syracuse ... Posted two points (1g, 1a) on 2/18 vs. San Antonio for his first-career multiple-point game ... Recorded two assists on 2/29 vs. Syracuse ... Registered an assist on 3/5 vs. Bing- hamton for points in back-to-back games ...Recorded a point in four of Rochester’s final six games ... Assisted on goals in back-to-back games on 4/2 and 4/3, both vs. Syracuse ... Had two assists on 4/9 vs. Syracuse ... Recorded his first professional post-season point (assist) on 4/21 vs. Syracuse.
AMATEUR CAREER: Tallied 203 points (79g, 124a) and 333 penalty minutes in 253 career Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games with North Bay, Saginaw and Plymouth ... 2002-03: Split the season between Saginaw and Plymouth, recording a career-high 71 points and 30 goals, and added 41 assists ... Led Saginaw with 38 points (19g, 19a) prior to being traded to Plymouth for Taylor Raszka on 1/6 ... Scored his first goal as a Whaler in a 4-2 win on 1/10 vs. Windsor ... Tallied two points (1g, 1a) on 1/11 vs. Sarnia ... Helped lead Plymouth to a West Division Title, recording 33 points (11g, 22a) in 27 games after the trade ... Ranked 13th in OHL playoff scoring with 20 points (11g, 9a) in 18 games and was named the Whalers MVP for the post season ... 2001- 02: Led North Bay with 58 points (15g, 43a) in 67 games ... Recorded a career-high 112 penalty minutes ... Led team with 43 assists ... Scored his first career post-season goal ... 2000-01: Ranked fourth on North Bay with 54 points (22g, 32a) ... Scored eight power play goals ... 1999- 00: Ranked 10th in scoring on North Bay with 20 points (12g, 8a) in 56 games during his rookie OHL season ... Scored three power play goals and one shorthanded goal ... 1998-99: Appeared in 40 games with El- liott Lake (NOJHA), recording 33 points (21g, 12a).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Buffalo in the second round, 50th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft ... Claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh from Buffalo on Oct. 3, 2006... Acquired by the Thrashers for a third-round selection (Robert Bortuzzo) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft on June 22, 2007.