|BIRTHPLACE:||Lapeer, MI, USA|
|DRAFTED:||ATL: 2002-30 overall|
2008-09 Season Notes
* Scored his eighth goal of the season, second shorthanded, on 4/5 at WSH
* Recorded three points (2g, 1a) in five games from 3/3-12
* Registered his seventh goal of the year on 3/12 at EDM
* Scored his sixth goal of the season, in his first game back from injury, on 3/3 vs. FLA
* Missed 15 games with a shoulder injury from 1/21-2/26
2008-09 Season Highs
Goals: 1 (8x), last 4/5 at WSH
Assists: 1 (10x), last 3/8 vs. CGY
Points: 1 (18x), last 4/5 at WSH (1g)br /> Shots: 5, 3/26 vs. NYR
PIM: 10, 3/6 vs. MTL
Plus/Minus: +1 (15x), last 4/5 at WSH
TOI: 15:24, 12/12 vs. BOS
|2011-12: Recorded a career-high 13 goals, along with eight assists for 21 points in 78
games during first season in Winnipeg... Played his first game as a Winnipeg Jet on Oct.
9 vs. MTL... Led Winnipeg with faceoff percentage of 54.4% winning 634 draws in total...
Ranked 20th in NHL among centres with 600+ draws... Scored two goals in a period twice:
Oct. 13 at CHI (3-4 L), Apr. 7 vs. TB (3-4 OTL)... Set a new career-high with 118 shots on goal...
Played in his 400th NHL game on Dec. 15 vs. WSH.
2010-11: Earned his 100th career point (assist) on 12/28 at PIT ... Contributed with an assist and a plus-4 rating against NJ on 12/18 ... Has scored five goals this season, including his latest in a 4-3 overtime victory at OTT on 12/13.
2009-10: Appeared in 61 games with the Thrashers, recording 18 points (11g, 7a) ... Set a new career-high in goals ... Tied career-highs with one power play goal and two game-winning goals ... Awarded with the 2010 Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy and was co-winner of the Gilner-Reeves Community Service Award ... Scored his first goal of the season on 12/17 vs. DAL ... Tied his career-high with two goals on 1/5 at PIT ... Scored three goals over a two-game span from 1/5-1/7 ... Earned seven points (4g, 3a) over an eight-game stretch from 1/5-1/19 ... Appeared in his 300th career game on 1/16 at CAR ... Matched his season and career-high with two goals, including the game winner, on 1/28 at PHI ... Tied his career-high with six shots on 2/6 vs. FLA ... Recorded points in back-to-back games (1g, 1a) on 2/13 and 3/2 ... Collected his second game-winning goal of the season on 3/16 vs. BUF ... Tied his season-high with two points (1g, 1a) on 3/18 vs. OTT ... Matched his career-high with six shots on goal on 3/25 vs. TOR.
2008-09: Tallied 18 points (8g, 10a) in 60 games with the Thrashers ... Ranked second on the team with a career-high tying two short- handed goals ... Scored his first goal of the season on 10/24 at DET ... Earned assists in back-to-back games from 12/3-12/6 ... Recorded his 10th point of the season with an assist on 1/4 vs. TB ... Earned four points (2g, 2a) over a six-game stretch from 12/30-1/10 ... Recorded points in back-to-back games (1g, 1a) from 1/17-1/20 ... Missed 15 games with a shoulder injury from 1/21-2/26 ... Returned from injury and scored his sixth goal of the season on 3/3 vs. FLA ... Recorded three points (2g, 1a) in five games from 3/3-3/12 ... Scored his second shorthanded goal of the season, fourth of his career, on 4/5 at WSH.
2007-08: Appeared in 69 games for Atlanta, posting 13 points (8g, 5a) ... Set a new career best and tied for the team lead with two short- handed goals ... Set a new career high with two assists and posted a season-high plus-two rating on 12/7 vs. NYR ... Missed nine games with a lower-body injury from 12/29-1/15 ... Appeared in three games with the Chicago Wolves (AHL) on a conditioning assignment from 1/16-1/23 ... Scored his first two goals of the season in back-to-back games on 1/30 vs. PIT and 2/1 vs. BUF ... Posted goals in back-to-back games on 3/1 at BOS and 3/2 at PIT ... Appeared in his 200th career NHL game on 3/5 vs. CAR ... Earned his first-career two-goal game, in- cluding the first shorthanded tally of his career, on 3/21 vs. WSH ... Scored his second-career shorthanded goal on 3/28 at CAR.
2006-07: Played in a career-high 74 games, recording 19 points (5g, 14a) ... Set a new career-high in assists and ranked fifth on the team with a plus-eight rating ... Missed four games with a lower-body in- jury from 11/30-12/7 ... Played in his 100th career NHL game on 12/15 vs. WSH ... Set career-high with three-game point streak (1g, 2a) from 12/26-12/30 ... Recorded assists in career-high tying consecu- tive games for the third time in his career from 12/27-12/30 ... Took a career-high six shots on goal on 1/1 at OTT ... Matched career-high with two points (1g, 1a) on 2/1 vs. NYI ... Tied career-high three-game point streak (2g, 2a) from 2/1-2/6 ... Earned two assists over a three- game span from 3/8-3/12 ... Made his NHL post-season debut on 4/12 vs. NYR ... Appeared in four playoff games.
2005-06: Recorded 20 points (10g, 10a) in 71 games during his rookie season with the Thrashers ... Earned 18 of his 20 points at even strength ... Made his NHL debut on 10/5 at FLA ... Earned two points (1g,
1a) in four games with the Wolves... recalled by Atlanta on 10/22 after being re-assigned to Chicago on 10/6 ... Earned his first NHL point with one assist on 11/4 at WSH ... Scored his first NHL goal on 11/9 vs. PIT ... Earned six points (3g, 3a) over a six-game span from 11/4-11/16 ... Skated in a career-high 19:27 of ice time on 3/6 vs. FLA ... Won 57.6% of his face-offs (84-for-146) during the final 22 games, including winning 91% (10-for-11) on 3/18 vs. PHI ... Earned a two-game goal and point streak (2g) from 4/1-4/3.
AMATEUR CAREER: Recorded 172 points (64g, 108a) and 144 penalty minutes in 157 career games with Michigan State University from 2001 to 2005 ... Missed just six games during his four-year tenure and appeared in 88 consecutive games from 3/7/03 to 3/19/05, includ- ing every game of his junior and senior seasons ... Named Michigan State’s MVP in consecutive seasons (2003-04 and 2004-05) ... Two- time selection to the CCHA First All-Conference Team (2002-03 and 2003-04). 2004-05: Ranked fifth in the CCHA and shared 11th in the nation with a team-best and career-high tying 48 points (16g, 32a) in 41 games with MSU ... Tied for fourth in the CCHA, tied for ninth in the country and led the Spartans with a career-best 32 assists ... Tied for 18th in the CCHA and third on Michigan State with 16 goals ... Ranked third on MSU with a career-best eight power play goals. 2003-04: A Top 10 Finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Trophy ... Finalist for the CCHA Player of the Year Award ... Recipient of Michigan State’s Outstanding Offensive Player Award ... Tied for 10th among all NCAA Division I players, tied for CCHA lead and led his team with 48 points (19g, 29a) in 42 games with the Spartans ... Tied for fourth in the CCHA and second on MSU with a career-best 19 goals ... Ranked fourth in the league and 11th in the nation with a team-best 29 as- sists ... Scored a career-high four game-winning goals ... Led CCHA with a career-best plus-27 rating ... Named CCHA Player of the Month for February. 2002-03: Recorded 44 points (18g, 26a) in 37 games with Michigan State ... Named to the NCAA Second All-American Team and named a CCHA First-Team All-Star ... Ranked 10th in the CCHA and led Michigan State underclassmen in points ... Ranked second on Spar- tans in goals, and was 10th in the league and third on team in assists. 2001-02: Recorded 32 points (11g, 21a) in 37 games as a freshman at Michigan State ... Led MSU freshmen in goals, assists and points ... Ranked second on the team in assists and was fourth in points and assists ... Honored as Michigan State’s Rookie of the Year ... Named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Member of the United States team at the 2006 World Championships in Riga, Latvia, tallying one assist in seven games ... Played for USA at the 2002 World Junior Champion- ships, recording five points (1g, 4a) in seven games ... Led team in assists and was third in points.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Thrashers in the first round, 30th overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.