|BIRTHPLACE:||Edmonton, AB, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||ATL: 2006-12 overall|
2008-09 Season Notes
* Ranks second on the Thrashers with 31 goals this season
* Scored his 30th goal of the season on 3/17 at PIT
* Earned a four-game point/goal streak from 2/15-21, posting seven points (4g, 3a) during that stretch
* Earned three straight multiple-point games from 2/15-19, posting six points (3g, 3a) during that span
* Recorded his second-straight multiple-point game (1g, 1a) on 2/16 at LA
2008-09 Season Highs
Goals: 3, 12/26 vs. CAR (career high)br /> Assists: 2, 11/6 vs. NYI (T career high)br /> Points: 3 (3x), last 12/26 vs. CAR (3g; T-career high)br /> Shots: 6 (3x), last 12/30 at TOR
PIM: 6, 3/24 at MTL
Plus/Minus: +3, 11/6 vs. NYI
TOI: 21:06, 1/29 vs. NYI (career high)
|2011-12: Finished his first season in Winnipeg with 46 points (24G, 22A) in 74 games...
Scored a career-high six game winning goals tying for the team lead... Tied for the team
lead with six power play goals... Finished the season with a career-high average time on
ice of 20:13... Ranked seventh in the NHL in faceoffs taken finishing with 1,479, winning 733
(49.6%)... Played his first game as a Winnipeg Jet on Oct. 9 vs. MTL... Recorded an assist for
his first point with the Jets on Oct. 19 at TOR... Scored first and second goals with the Jets
on Nov. 8 at BUF... Played in his 300th NHL game on Nov. 14 vs. TB... Recorded a career-best
seven-game point streak from Nov. 29-Dec. 6 (5G, 4A)...
2010-11: Leads the team with a plus-12 rating ... Ranks tied for fourth on the team with 18 goals and fourth with 29 assists this season ... Scored eight points (3g, 5a) over 10-game span from 3/5 - 3/27 ... Has totaled 11 multiple-point games this season, including his most recent on 3/5 vs. FLA (2a) ... Scored a goal and an assist in the final two minutes of regulation and added a shootout goal in Atlanta’s 3-2 win vs. FLA on 1/17 ... Posted seven points (1g, 6a) during a five-game point streak from 12/20-28 ... Scored two goals, including the game- winning goal in overtime on 12/13 at OTT ... Tied for the team lead with two short-handed goals.
2009-10: Appeared in 79 games, posting 34 points (13g, 21a) ... Set a new career-high for assists ... Earned a career-high tying two assists and skated in a career-most 24:20 of ice time in the season-opening game on 10/3 vs. TB ... Recorded assists in each of the first three games (4a) from 10/3-10/10 ... Scored his first goal of the season and added an assist for his second multiple-point game on 11/3 at MTL ... Missed two games with a groin injury from 11/13-11/15 ... Tied his career-high, for the second time, with two assists on 11/27 at CAR ... Matched his season-high with two points (1g, 1a) on 1/12 vs. OTT ... Scored a season-high two goals on 1/30 at NSH ... Collected points in three straight games from 2/6-2/12, earning four points (2g, 2a) in that span ... Played in his 200th career game and earned his 100th career point (1a) on 3/29 vs. CAR... Scored his first game-winning goal of the season on 4/10 vs. PIT.
2008-09: Ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 51 points (31g, 20a) in 79 games during his second NHL season ... Tied for the team lead with 12 power play goals and ranked second in goals ... Placed third on the Thrashers with four game-winning tallies ... Set a career-high with three points (2g, 1a) in the Thrashers season- opening game on 10/10 vs. WSH ... Matched his career-high with three points (2g, 1a) on 11/7 at BUF ... Earned a career-high six-game point streak from 11/2-11/16, recording nine points (4g, 5a) in that stretch ... Recorded his first-career hat trick on 12/26 vs. CAR ... Earned eight points (7g, 1a) during a five-game point streak from 12/23-12/31 ... Appeared in the 2009 NHL Young Stars Game ... Skated in a career-high 21:06 on 1/29 vs. NYI ... Appeared in his 100th career game on 2/10 at TB ... Collected seven points (4g, 3a) during a four-game point/ goal streak from 2/15-2/21, including three-straight two-point efforts from 2/15-2/19 ... Scored his 30th goal of the season on 3/17 at PIT.
2007-08: Earned 16 points (6g, 10a) in 48 games during his first NHL season ... Became the first player in Thrashers history to score a goal in his NHL debut on 10/5 vs. WSH ... Registered the first assist of his career on 10/13 vs. NJ ... Scored a goal in his first career shootout attempt on 10/30 at MTL ... Tallied two assists for the first multiple- point game of his career on 11/3 at TB ... Scored his first-career power play goal on 11/19 vs. TB ... Re-assigned to the Chicago Wolves (AHL) on 12/11 ... Tallied 25 points (9g, 16a) in 34 games with the Wolves ... Earned an AHL season-high with four points (1g, 3a) on 1/12 vs. the Toronto Marlies ... Recalled by the Thrashers on 2/26 ... Recorded his second multiple-point game of the season (1g, 1a) on 3/19 vs. CAR ... Added 13 points (8g, 5a) in 24 Calder Cup Playoff games with the Wolves ... Scored his first AHL playoff goal on 4/16 vs. Milwaukee.
2006-07: Tied for sixth in the OHL with 107 points (41g, 66a) in 57 games with the Colts ... Finished sixth in the league in assists and was tied for 15th in goals ... Scored 10 game-winning goals to lead the Colts and tie for first in the OHL ... Led the team and tied for third in the league with six shorthanded goals ... Set a career-best with 32 multiple-point games, including five-or-more points on five occasions ... Set career highs with five assists and six points on 10/7 vs. Erie ... Named the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending 10/10 ... Recorded a career-best five-game goal streak from 10/21-10/28 (7g) ... Recorded his only hat trick of the season and tallied five points on 11/17 at Oshawa ... Earned OHL Player of the Week award for period ending 11/21 ... Led the team with nine points, and ranked second with four goals and five assists in eight post-season games ... Member of the Eastern Conference team at the 2007 OHL All-Star Classic ... Made his AHL playoff debut with Chicago in Game Six of the West Division Finals on 5/12 vs. Iowa ... Held scoreless in two post-season games with the Wolves.
2005-06: Tied for sixth in the OHL with a career-high 109 points (42g, 67a) in 64 games with the Colts ... Ranked seventh in the league in assists and was tied for 11th in goals ... Set career highs for goals and assists ... Ranked second on the Colts with 23 power play goals ... Tallied three shorthanded goals to tie for first on the team ... Registered 30 multiple-point games, including season-high four-point games on four occasions ... Recorded hat tricks on 10/10 at Belleville and on 11/12 vs. Brampton ... Earned a career-high eight-game assist streak from 11/19-12/9 (16a) ... Posted a career-high 21-game point streak from 11/21-1/12, tallying 42 points (16g, 26a) in that span ... Recorded 23 points (8g, 15a) in 14 post-season contests... Eighth among OHL players and led the team in playoff scoring ... Led the Colts and tied for eighth in the league in assists ... Tied for second on the team in playoff goals ... Selected to play in the OHL All-Star Classic and the CHL Top Prospects Game.
2004-05: Ranked second on the Colts with 68 points (36g, 32a) in 62 games ... Led the team and shared eighth in OHL in goals ... Tied for fourth on the Colts in assists ... Honored as the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending 2/27 ... Tied for third on the team with six points, including a team-high five goals in four post-season contests ... Appeared in the OHL All-Star Classic ... 2003-04: Collected 58 points (34g, 24a) in 64 games during his rookie season with the Colts ... Led team in goals and ranked second in points ... Recorded a season-high four assists and five points on 2/5 vs. Brampton ...Tallied a career-high four goals on 3/4 vs. Owen Sound ...Ranked third on Barrie with 10 points (5g, 5a) in 12 playoff games ... Tied for first on the team in playoff goals and was third in assists ... Named as OHL Rookie of the Year and was named to the OHL All-Rookie Team.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Has represented Canada in international competition on three occasions ... Led Canada to a Gold Medal at the 2007 World Junior Championships ... Helped Canada capture the Gold Medal at the 2004 World Junior Cup ... Won the Gold Medal with Team Ontario at the 2004 World Under-17 Challenge.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Thrashers in the first round, 12th overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.