was named as the teams alternate captain on Sept.20 ... started the season on IR with an upper body injury ... played his 1st game of the season on Oct. 21 after missing the first seven due to an injury ... had a goal and assist and was 7/9 in the faceoff circle ... had a pair of goals and added an assist for three points in his home debut this season on Oct.26 ... registered his 250th career assist on Nov.1 ... picked up his 4th goal in his first seven games on Nov.3 ... picked up his third point in four games (2+1) on Nov.7 ... collected a pair of goals on Nov. 8 ... has scored five goals in the last five games with the game tying goal on Nov.12 ... had his fourth multi-point game this season (1+1) on Nov.18 ... scored his second game winning goal this season when he netted the winner versus his former team (LA) on Nov.30 ... missed Dec.17 with illness
OPJHL Rookie of the Year (1998) CCHA First All-Star Team (2001) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2001) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2002) NCAA West First All-American Team (2002) AHL Second All-Star Team (2005) Willie Marshall Award (AHL - Top Goal-scorer) (2005)
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to head injury vs. San Jose, January 28, 2003. Traded to Calgary by Los Angeles with Calgary's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Mitch Wahl) in 2008 Entry Draft for Calgary's 1st round choice (later traded to Anaheim Anaheim selected Jake Gardiner) in 2008 Entry Draft and Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Carolina Carolina selected Brian Dumoulin) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 20, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2009. Traded to Calgary by Montreal with Karri Ramo and Montreal's 5th round choice (Ryan Culkin) in 2012 Entry Draft for Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and Calgary's 2nd round choice in 2013 Entry Draft, January 12, 2012.