|NUMBER:||71||BIRTHDATE:||April 1, 1978|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Montreal, QC, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||205||DRAFTED:||NYI / 1996 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (3rd overall)|
Made his 2011 Playoffs debut in Game Five of the WCQ.
Recorded his fourth career hat trick (and first since 2001) on Jan. 18 vs. Phoenix, part of a two-game stretch in which he scored five goals (2g, Jan. 16 at Chicago).
Ranks fourth all-time in points and sixth in goals with the Predators (93a-174a-267pts).
Played the 800th game of his career on Jan. 23 at Edmonton.
Together with Steve Sullivan, purchases a suite each season for patients at Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Those in attendance then meet the players postgame.
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.