An eighth-year pro who set an AHL-record with a goal in 15 straight games for Hershey last season … Became the fifth player in AHL history to sore 60 goals, setting an AHL record for goals by a left wing.
Played a career-high 12 games with the Capitals, recording a goal and an assist …His goal was the GWG 12/10 vs. BOS and he was named the game’s No. 2 star …Also drew a penalty shot in that game, but did not score … Had at least one shot on goal in 11 of his 12 games … Was +3 on 1/1 vs. TB … Enjoyed a historic season with Hershey at the AHL level, leading the league in goals (60) and points (97) in 69 games … Won the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL MVP … A First-Team AHL All-Star … Played for the Canadian team in the AHL All-Star game … Set an AHL record for goals by a left wing … The fifth player in league history and first in Hershey history to score 60 goals … Scored goals in 15 straight games from 11/26—1/18, breaking Brett Hull’s AHL record for the longest goal-scoring streak… Set a Hershey record with points in 23 straight games (11/15—1/30) … His 75 goals (regular season and playoff) were the most in AHL history … Led the AHL with 22 PPGs … Had 13 multiple-goal games, including a four-goal effort 1/4 at Worcester … Had at least one shot on goal in every game he played for the Bears… Finished tied for fifth on the team with a +23 rating … Played in all 22 playoff games for Hershey and helped the Bears win the Calder Cup by leading the AHLin playoff goals (15), points (28) and PPGs (9) … Tied for the league lead in playoff GWGs (4) with teammate Graham Mink … Had at least a point in 18 of 22 playoff games and tallied at least a point (11g-8a) in the final 13 games … Recorded a hat trick in Game 1 of the Calder Cup final at Manitoba.
Split last season between the AHL’s Chicago and Hershey franchises … Skated in 44 games for Chicago and recorded 41 points (19g-22a) … Had 11 multiple-point games, which included a trio of three-point games … Recorded five multiple-goal games … Registered at least a point in six straight games from 11/7-11/17 … Traded to Hershey for Joe Motzko on 2/26 … Played in 24 games for Hershey and had 27 points (14g-13) … Had a goal and an assist in his first game back with Hershey (2/27) … Tallied at least one point in 16 of his 24 games with the Bears … Scored two goals and had two assists at Philadelphia (3/14) … Had a hat trick vs. Lowell (3/23) … Registered four points (2g-2a) vs. Bridgeport (4/5) … Ranked tied for second on the team with four points (3g-1a) in five playoff games.
2006-07: Played in nine games for Washington and 67 for Hershey … Had four points (2g-2a) in Washington … Scored his first NHL goal and recorded his first NHL assist vs. TOR (3/16) … Scored the following game against TB (3/18) … Led Hershey in points (70) and goals (42) … Was second in the league in goals … His 28 assists ranked tied for sixth on the team … His 16 PPGs ranked tied for fifth in the league and his four SHGs were tied for sixth … Recorded 18 multiple-point games, including five three-point games … Had a nine-game point streak from 11/11-11/29, which included a hat trick on 11/26 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton … Tallied 11 points (4g-7a) in 19 playoff games, as Hershey advanced to the Calder Cup finals.
2005-06: Made his NHL debut on 3/26 at TB for the New York Rangers … Played 73 games for the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) … Finished third on the team in scoring with 36 goals and 31 assists for 67 points … Led the team in goals and established a career high … Led the team and was tied for the AHL lead with six shorthanded goals … Finished tied for second in the AHL with seven shorthanded points … Had 19 multiple-point games including two hat tricks … Had a 10-game point streak from 11/5-11/25 (10g-5a) … Led the team with seven goals and nine assists for 16 points in 13 playoff games … His four PPGs were a team high … Had an 11-game point streak from 4/19-5/7 (7g-9a) … Scored the series winning goal on 4/29 in Game 7 of Atlantic Division Semifinals vs. Manchester.
2004-05: Skated in 78 games for Hartford, registering 54 points (32g-22a), along with 128 PIM … Led the Wolf Pack in goals and points and tied for fourth on team with a +15 rating … Registered Wolf Pack’s first hat trick since 3/30/03 on 12/4 at Worcester (3g-1a) … Tied Wolf Pack season high with four-game goal-scoring streak from 1/7 through 1/12 (5g) … Notched his second four-point game of the season on 1/7 vs. Portland (2g-2a) … Tallied his professional career-high 26th goal of season and added an assist on 3/19 at Lowell in 3-2 win … Registered a seven-game scoring streak from 3/26-4/10, registering seven points (4g-3a) over the span … Reached 30-goal mark with a PPG on 4/6 at Worcester … Ranked second on the Wolf Pack’s playoff scoring list, registering three goals and three assists in six games.
2003-04: Acquired by the Rangers from Ottawa on 3/9 … Skated in a combined 75 games with the Binghamton Senators and Hartford Wolf Pack, registering 25 goals and 26 assists for 51 points, along with 92 PIM … Ranked second on Binghamton in each of the major offensive categories at the time of his trade ... Tallied six goals and three assists for nine points in 16 games with Hartford following the deal.
2002-03: Appeared in 67 games in Binghamton, registering 35 points (19g-16a), along with 101 PIM … Tied for sixth on the team with 35 points … Ranked fifth of the team with 19 goals … Tallied one goal and recorded 10 PIM in 10 playoff games.
2001-02: Skated in 70 games with Grand Rapids during his first professional season, registering 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points, along with 74 PIM … Ranked 10th on the team with 27 points … Tied for sixth on the team with 11 goals.
2000-01: Split the season with Hull and Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL), skating in 63 games and registering 44 goals and 46 assists for 90 points, along with 118 PIM … Tallied two goals and six assists for eight points in nine playoff games with Rouyn-Noranda, along with 22 PIM … Tied for fourth on the team in playoff scoring with eight points and tied for first with 22 PIM.
1999-00: Tallied 99 points (52g-47a) in 72 games, along with 117 PIM … Ranked first on the team with 52 goals and was second with 99 points … Ranked third on the team with 47 assists … Skated in 15 playoff games, registering 12 goals and six assists for 18 points … Led the team with 12 playoff goals.
1998-99: Appeared in 67 games with Hull, tallying 15 goals and 22 assists for 37 points, along with 124 PIM … Ranked seventh on the team with 37 points … Collected two goals and two assists for four points in 22 playoff games.
Selected by Ottawa in the seventh round, 213th overall, in the 1999 Entry Draft … Traded to the New York Rangers by Ottawa with Karel Rachunek for Greg de Vries on March 9, 2004 … Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 14, 2006 … Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 13, 2007 … Traded to Washington by Atlanta for Joe Motzko on Feb. 26, 2008.
Enjoys fishing, golf, tennis and watching movies … Favorite athlete is Roger Federer.