CAREER: Acquired by DET from NSH at the trade deadline for F Patrick Eaves, F Calle Jarnkrok and a 3rd round pick...Represented the US at the 1998 and 1999 WJC and 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005 WC...1998 CHL Rookie of the Year and OHL Most Outstanding Player.
2013-14: Led the NHL in games played, totaling 83 between DET and NSH...Led DET in scoring with 51 pts., 11 (4-7-11) coming after trade from NSH...Tied with Shea Weber for NSH scoring lead prior to trade at 40 pts...Scored his 1st goal with DET during 3-pt. game, 2/7 vs. NJ...Played 900th NHL game, 10/15 vs. FLA...Registered 2 GWG w/ DET (3/30 vs. TB and 4/8 at BUF)...Multi-point games: 14.
OTHER: NSH's 1st-ever draft choice (2nd overall, 1998)...NSH's all-time leader in points, games played, assists and game-winning goals...Attended Grosse Pointe North High School...First NHL player to score on a penalty shot in overtime (12/23/00 vs. NYR)...Recorded 185 points (85-100-185) in 114 games with the OHL's Plymouth Whalers from 1997-99.
OHL All-Rookie Team (1998) OHL First All-Star Team (1998) OHL Rookie of the Year (1998) OHL MVP (1998) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1998)
Signed as a free agent by Basel (Swiss-2), January 27, 2005.