The 13th captain in Washington Capitals history.
Limited to only 32 games due to wrist injuries … Registered six points (1g-5a), with his goal coming against TB on 1/1 … Tallied 32 PIM in 32 games … Had assists in back-to-back games 11/19 at ANA and 11/20 at LA and in his final two games of the year, 1/20 at OTT and 1/27 at BOS … Scored four of his six points on the road (4a)… Made his Capitals playoff debut in Game 7 of the ECQF vs. NYR (4/28) … Scored a goal and was +1 in Game 4 of the ECSF at PIT (5/8).
Limited to only 18 games because of an ear injury and groin injury … Registered nine points (5g-4a), all of which came in his last 11 games (11/15-11/28, 1/13) … Had two goals and the GWG vs. TB (10/24) … Recorded two assists vs. VAN (10/26) … Tallied one PPG … Scored seven of his nine points at home (4g-3a).
2006-07: Posted career highs in goals (30), assists (24) and points (54) … Third on the team in goals, points and shots (164); fourth on the team in assists … His 30 goals were the second most in history by a Caps captain (1992-93, Kevin Hatcher, 34) … Boasted the eighth-best shooting percentage in the NHL at 18.3% (30g on 164 shots) … Second among Caps forwards in ice time (18:25) … Scored 17 of his 30 goals on the road … Tied for fifth in the NHL with four SHGs … Ranked third on the team with a career-high nine PPGs … Recorded points in at least six straight games three times throughout the year; set a career high with points in seven straight games (3/18-3/31, 3g-5a) … Registered 11 points in the last minute of a period (5g-6a), tied for third-most in the league behind only Alex Ovechkin and Olli Jokinen … Was named to the All-Monster Team by TSN’s Pierre McGuire … Received one fourth-place vote for the Selke Trophy, given to the NHL’s top defensive forward … Had points in the first six games of the year, the first Capitals captain to do so in his first six games with the ‘C’ (10/5-10/19, 2g-6a) … Posted four multiple-assist games including a career-high three assists vs. CAR (10/7) … Scored the overtime winner in a 4-3 victory vs. OTT (11/6) … Suffered a mouth injury vs. BOS (11/15) and missed two games … Recorded a career-best four-game goal-scoring streak from 1/11-1/18 (5g) … Played his 400th NHL game 1/16 at OTT … Scored twice and was a season-high +3 at CAR (1/18) … Suffered a shoulder injury vs. SJ (2/21) and missed six games … Fourth multiple-goal game of the year was a natural hat trick at BOS (3/15) … Registered 11 points (6g-5a) in the season’s final 12 games … Was named the captain of Team USA at the World Championship.
2005-06: Recorded his first 20-goal season in the NHL in his first season with the Capitals … Tied for third on the team with 20 goals and fifth with 39 points … Established career highs at the time in goals and points, doubling his previous best goal total … Led the team with a career-best +9 rating … Led the team with 110 PIM … Recorded 37 of his 39 points at even strength (16g-17a) or shorthanded (3g-1a) … Ranked second on the team in even-strength scoring … Nine of his goals were the Capitals’ first goal of the game … Scored goals in three straight games for the first time in his career 11/17 to 11/22 (3g) … Posted his 100th career NHL point 3/12 vs. OTT … Recorded his first career hat trick 3/18 vs. FLA and was the No. 1 star … Had his second career three-point game 4/3 at CAR (1g-2a).
2004-05: Played in 15 games for Storhamar IL of the Norwegian League, recording 10 goals, four assists and 86 PIM … Played in three games with SC Bern in Switzerland.
2003-04: Never missed a game, appearing in all 82 regular-season games and all 26 playoff games as CGY reached the Stanley Cup Finals … Set then-career highs in points (25) and assists (15) and matched his career high in goals (10) … Tied for fourth on the team in PPGs (4) … Flames were 6-3-0-0 when he scored … Posted four multiple-point games, in which the team went 3-0-0-1 … Posted six power-play points (4g-2a) and one SH assist … Played his 200th career game 10/18 vs. BUF … Posted his first career two-goal game 2/1 vs. ANA … Scored the game-winning goal, added an assist and a fight for his second career “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” 3/7 at COL … Made his NHL playoff debut 4/7 at VAN … Finished fifth on the team in playoff PIM (30), tied for 10th in points (six) and tied for eighth in goals (three) … Recorded his first playoff goal (PP) and first playoff assist (SH) 4/13 vs. VAN … Scored a goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
2002-03: Appeared in his fourth NHL season, setting what was a career high in PIM (126) and matching his then-career high in goals (10) … Recorded 18 points (8g-10a) at even strength and four points (2g-2a) on the PP … Posted three multiple-point games … Had a goal, an assist and a fight 10/24 vs. DAL … Missed only one game during the season, while celebrating the birth of his first child.
2001-02: Played in his third NHL season, scoring 10 goals … Finished fifth on the team in goals … Posted 14 points (7g-7a) at even strength, adding two PPGs and one SHG … Scored the GWG and added an assist 1/8 at NYI, his first career multiple-point game … Assisted on the GWG 3/7 at PHI in his 100th career NHL game … Missed 16 games due to injury.
2000-01: Split the season between CGY and Saint John (AHL) … Averaged 11:56 of ice time in 29 games with the Flames, posting five goals and one assist … Scored his first career NHL goal 2/19 at ANA … Played 48 games with Saint John, posting 35 points (18g-17a) and 131 PIM … Was sixth on the team with 14 points (4g-10a) in 18 playoff games as the Flames won the Calder Cup … Named the AHL plus/minus player of the month in January (+13).
1999-00: Made his NHL debut 1/12 vs. DAL … Appeared in 22 games for Calgary … Collected 33 points (16g-17a) in 48 games with Saint John … Named to the PlanetUSA All-Star Team for the 2000 Kodak AHL All-Star Classic.
1998-99: Made his AHL debut 10/9 vs. St. John’s and recorded three points (3a) … Had 40 points (13g-27a) and 123 PIM in 73 GP as an AHL rookie … Scored his first professional goal, the GWG, 10/31 vs. Springfield … Recorded six playoff points (2g-4a) in seven games.
2007: Captained the U.S. team at the World Championship … Scored two goals and added an assist in six games. 2002: Posted two goals and six PIM for the U.S. at the 2002 World Championship.
Played four years for the Clarkson Golden Knights in the ECAC, posting 128 points (63g-65a) and 392 PIM in 142 games. 1997-98: Posted 39 points and a league-high 106 PIM in 35 GP … Named to the ECAC Second All-Star Team.
1996-97: Led the league in PIM (86) and posted career highs in goals (23), assists (25) and points (48).
1995-96: Posted a career high in PIM (108) while collecting 18 points.
1994-95: Recorded 23 points (12g-11a) in 32 GP as a freshman.
Selected by Calgary in the third round, 77th overall, in 1994 Entry Draft … Traded to Washington by Calgary with Calgary’s seventh-round choice in the 2007 Entry Draft (Andrew Glass) for Washington’s seventh-round choice in the 2006 Entry Draft (Devin Didiomete) and Washington’s sixth-round choice in the 2007 Entry Draft (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Jens Hellgren), Aug. 4, 2005.
Supports the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation … Raising money for a new playground in his summer hometown of Henderson Harbor, N.Y. … Dropped the ceremonial first puck at the international special hockey tournament held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in the summer of 2007 … First hockey memory is attending Hartford Whalers games … Enjoys fishing … Lists Tim Wakefield as his favorite athlete and the Boston Red Sox as his favorite pro sports team … Threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals-Arizona Diamondbacks game on April 6, 2007 … Flew with the Navy’s Blue Angels in May of 2008.