Reg. Season Career as a Blue: 75GP, 9-28-37, 30 PIM
2013-14 Season Stats: Home: 40GP, 7-13-20 Road: 36GP, 2-15-17
2013-14 Postseason: 3GP, 0-1-1, 0 PIM
-In the regular season, ranks 24th in goals (177) and 19th in pts (492) among centers since entering the league in 2003-04 (reg. season)
-Appreared in his 600th career NHL game on Oct. 26 at NSH
-4-time 20+ goal-scorer including a 32-goal campaign in 2007-08
-Averaged over a half a point per game in eight straight seasons
OHL All-Rookie Team (2000) OHL Rookie of the Year (2000) CHL All-Rookie Team (2000) CHL Plus/Minus Award (2000) CHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (2000) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2003) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (2003)
Missed majority of 2010-11 due to leg injury vs. Florida, December 23, 2010. Traded to Dallas by Buffalo for Steve Ott and Adam Pardy, July 2, 2012. Traded to Vancouver by Dallas for Kevin Connauton and Vancouver 2nd round choice (Philippe Desrosiers) in 2013 Entry Draft, April 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 6, 2013.
Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.
— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season