|BIRTHPLACE:||Waltham, MA, USA|
|* Has six points in his last seven NHL games (2-4-6)br /> * Has his first career PPG and added an assist 4/5 vs. ATL
* Scored his first goal as a Cap 4/1 vs. NYI and had points in three straight NHL games
* Recalled to WSH for the fourth time this year on 3/31
* Named to the AHL First All-Star Team
* Led the AHL in points (94) and assists (69) in 69 GP for the Hershey Bears at the time of his latest recall
Played in 12 games for the Capitals and had six points (2g-4a), all in his last eight games … Team was 8-3-1 when he was in the lineup and 4-1-0 when he had a point… Recorded his first assist as a Cap on 3/16 at ATL and his first goal on 4/1 vs.NYI … Matched his career-high with a point in three straight games (3/16—4/1, 1g-2a) … Recorded his first career NHL PPG and had two points (1g-1a) on 4/5 vs. ATL … Played 70 games for Hershey (AHL) and had 96 points (25g-71a); finished second to teammate Alexandre Giroux (97 points) in the AHL scoring race … His 71 assists led the AHL and were 15 more than the next closest player … Named
to the AHL All-Star game and First All-Star Team … Named the AHL’s Player of the Month for October … Had three multiple-goal games and 18 multiple-assist games … Recorded at least a point in the first eight games of the season (5g-12a)… Had three five-point games: 10/8 at Wilkes-Barre Scranton (1g-4a), 11/16 vs.
Binghamton (1g-4a) and 3/28 vs. Bridgeport (2g-3a) … Had at least a point in 14 straight games from 2/6—3/7 (5g-20a) … Played 21 out of 22 Calder Cup playoff games and recorded at least a point in 15 games to help Hershey win the Calder Cup … Had eight multiple-point playoff games … Led the AHL with 18 playoff assists and was tied for second behind Giroux (28 points) with 23 playoff points… Registered a point in five out of six Calder Cup final games against Manitoba (2g-5a) and had the GWG in Game 4.
Split season between CAR and Albany (AHL) … Played in a career-high 38 games for CAR and 38 games for Albany … Set NHL career highs in goals (5), assists (8) and points (13) … Had a goal and an assist and was a career high +3 against COL (1/12) … Recorded a point in three straight games (3/5-3/8; 1g-2a) … Had 45 points (8g-37a) in 38 games for Albany … Registered 15 multiple-point games, which included a five-assist night vs. Syracuse (2/1) … His five assists tied Albany’s single-game franchise record for most assists and most points in one game.
2006-07: Split time between CAR and Albany … Earned one assist in eight NHL games … Led Albany and tied for second in the AHL in scoring with 99 points (27g-72a) … Named to the AHL Second All-Star Team for the second year in a row … Had a point in 51 of 65 games … Recorded 33 multiple-point games, including a five-point game (1g-4a) against Syracuse (3/28) … Had 10 PPGs, one SHGs and four GWGs. 2005-06: Made his NHL debut and earned his first career point with an assist vs. MTL (1/23) … Played seven games for CAR … Played in 72 games for Lowell (AHL) … Led Lowell and ranked 10th in the AHL in scoring with 85 points (29g-56a) … Named to the AHL Second All-Star Team … Had 23 multiple-point games including four-point games (4a) vs. Portland (11/4) and at Portland (11/26) … Played for the PlanetUSA team at the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic in Winnipeg (2/1). 2004-05: Led Providence (AHL) in assists and finished third on the team in points … Recorded his 200th AHL point vs. Manchester (4/3) … Had a six-game point streak (5g-7a) 12/17-12/31 … Had a hat trick and a four-point night in a 4-2 Bruins win vs. Springfield (12/30) … Began the season with Memphis of the CHL, recording nine points (4g-5a) in five games prior to signing with Providence … Led the Bruins in assists (14) and points (22) during the Calder Cup playoffs … Finished tied with teammate Andy Hilbert for the AHL playoff lead in assists and was fourth in playoff points (22) … Recorded seven points (1g-6a) in Providence’s five-game playoff series win against Lowell … Scored his first AHL playoff goal, the game winner, vs. Manchester (4/25). 2003-04: Finished second on Cincinnati (AHL) in goals (18) and points (48), and was the only Mighty Ducks player to play all 80 games. 2002-03: Led the Providence (AHL) in points (74) and assists (49), and finished eighth in the AHL with 74 points ... Had 25 goals in his first full AHL season. 2001-02: Made his AHL debut with Lowell and notched 16 points (6g-10a) in 30 games … Played in one ECHL game with Florida and 44 UHL games with the B.C. Icemen … Named to the UHL All-Rookie Team despite playing in only 44 games … Finished second among all UHL rookies with 58 points.
2000-01: Was named the NCAA Division III Player of the Year by the coaches’ association and USCHO.com … Named to the NCAA East All-American First Team … Led Norwich (ECAC East) in goals (26), assists (30) and points (56) for the third consecutive season … Graduated as Norwich’s all-time leader in goals (114), assists (124) and points (238) … Selected as the ECAC East Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference choice … Won the inaugural Joe Concannon Award as the top Division II/III player in New England. 1999-00: Helped Norwich to the NCAA Division III National Championship … Established school record with 77 points … Led Norwich in goals (36), assists (41) and points for the second consecutive year … Named ECAC East Player of the Year and First-Team All-American. 1998-99: Selected as USCHO.com National Player of the Year during his sophomore season at Norwich ... Led Norwich in goals (33), assists (39) and points (72).
Signed as a free agent by Anaheim on Aug. 29, 2003 … Signed as free agent by Carolina on Aug. 4, 2005 … Signed as a free agent by Washington on July 3, 2008.
Lists baseball as his favorite sport other than hockey and Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz as his favorite athlete … Fondest hockey memory was his first NHL goal … Enjoys golfing, playing poker and cooking.