|NUMBER:||20||BIRTHDATE:||November 23, 1982|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Lloydminster, SK, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||185||DRAFTED:||PIT / 2001 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (21st overall)|
Played his 1st career game with the Canadiens on Jan. 19 vs. TOR… Totaled 5 hits on Jan. 30 at OTT… Amassed his 1st career point (assist) with the Canadiens on Feb. 12 at TBL… Collected 5 hits on March 10 at FLA… Scored his 1st career goal with the Canadiens on March 16 at NJD… Tallied his 2nd goal of the season on March 19 vs. BUF… Returned to action on April 23 @ NJD after missing 10 games due to a knee injury suffered on April 1 vs. CAR…
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.