|BIRTHPLACE:||Windsor, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||TOR: 2001-134 overall|
|OHL First All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior Sportsman of the Year (2003) Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Toronto, June 25, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), October 4, 2010. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, January 17, 2011. Claimed on waivers by San Jose from St. Louis, January 18, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, September 9, 2011.|
|2011-12: Finished his first season in Winnipeg with new career-high 47 points (18G, 29A)
while matching his previous best for goals in a season... Ranked fourth in the NHL in
shooting percentage at 19.4% (min. 82 SOG)... Played his first game as a Winnipeg Jet on
Oct. 9 vs. MTL... Scored first goal with the Jets in his second game on Oct. 13 at CHI... Tied a
franchise record by scoring :08 into the first period on Oct. 17 vs. PIT... Played in his 400th
NHL game on Dec. 9 vs. BOS... Recorded his only three-point (1G, 2A) night of the season on
Mar. 26/12 vs. OTT.
2010-11: In 32 of his 35 games with the Sharks, he was either an even or plus player (+10) ... Recorded his 100th career assist on 3/ 31 vs. Dallas ... First assist with San Jose on 2/17 vs. Washington ... Notched his first point as a Shark (tying goal) on 2/1 vs. Phoenix ... Made Sharks debut on 1/20 at Vancouver, his former team ... Claimed off waivers from St. Louis on 1/8 ... Spent part of 2010-11 season with Mytishchi Atlanti of the Kontinental Hockey League recording eight points (5g, 3a) in 25 games.
2009-10: Appeared in 75 games for the Canucks in his second season with the team... Finished with 14 goals and 11 points... Compiles five multi-point games through the season.
2008-09: Records a season high four game point streak from 11/27- 12/4 (3g, 1a)... Appeared in 74 games in total for the Canucks in 2008- 09... Finished the season with a career high in goals (18)... Played his first career NHL playoff game on 4/15 vs. STL... Recorded six points (1g, 5a) in 10 playoff games with the Canucks.
2007-08: Scored the game winning goal, his 100th career point, 2/7 at MTL... Scored two goals, his first tallies of the season, 11/13 vs. MTL... Skated in his first game of the season and played 17:27 after a 15-game absence, 11/6 at OTT.
2006-07: Finished the season fourth on the team with 30 assists and tied for sixth with 42 points... Collected a career high four as- sists, 10/5 at OTT... Registered a career high five-game point streak (1- 7-8) 10/5-10/14... Tallied three assists 11/11 vs. MTL... Scored a career high three goals and five total points, 12/16 vs. NYR... Notched three assists, 3/31 vs. PIT.
2005-06: Finished the season ranked tied for ninth among NHL rookies and tied for sixth in team scoring with 45 points (11g, 34a)... Ranked second on the team in games played (81)... Recorded a season high four points (1g, 3a), 12/19 vs. NYI... Had a season high four game point streak (8a), 4/8-15... Collected three assists, 4/11 vs. FLA.
2004-05: Finished the AHL season ranked tied for fourth in goals (38), fourth in points (87), tied for seventh in game winning goals (8), and tied for eighth in assists (49)... Led St. John’s in games played (81-tied), first in goals, first in game winning goals, second in assists, second in points, second in plus/minus (+11), second in power play goals (11) and third in shots (184)... Scored five goals setting a franchise record for goals in a game by one player, 10/30 vs. Cleveland.
2003-04: Ranked first among AHL rookies in assists (35), first in points (55), first in power play points (21-tied), second in power play goals (8) and fourth in power play assists (13)... Scored his first career AHL goal in his first AHL game, 10/11 at Manitoba... Named AHL Rookie of the Month for November (2g, 12a).
2000-01: Ranked first in the OHL in assists (83), first in points (118) and first in plus/minus (+47) while playing with the Belleville Bulls.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round, 134th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft... Claimed off waivers from Toronto by Vancouver Canucks on 5/25, 2008... Signed by San Jose Sharks on 1/18, 2011... Signed by the Jets on 9/9, 2011.