- Is entering his seventh NHL season, all with the Avalanche.
- Ranks 12th on the franchise's all-time scoring list with 318 points (126g/192a) in 419 games.
- Appeared in all 82 games for the first time in his career last season.
- Shared the team lead with four game-winning goals, becoming the first player in Avalanche/Nordiques history to lead the team in game-winning goals for three straight seasons.
- Finished second on the Avs in shots (207), plus/minus rating (+3) and faceoff percentage (52.2%), while ranking third in points (55-tied) and fourth in both goals (21) and assists (34).
- Led the team in even-strength scoring with 48 points (19g/29a).
NHL All-Rookie Team (2010)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011)
Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), October 2, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), December 9, 2012.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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