Leads NJ with 27g/8GWG/9PPG; reached 25g mark for the 6th time Goal total is third-highest of his NHL career...Recorded fifth 2g game of season Mar. 31 at CBJ; scored PPG & 2nd SHG of season/his career...Also had 2g Feb. 23 vs. Ari., Feb. 20 vs. Van., Nov. 28 vs. Det. & in Devils' debut Oct. 9 at Phi...Missed two games Mar. 20-21 (ill)...Notched 1g-1a-2pts Mar. 14 at Ari...Had points in season-high seven straight games Feb. 20-Mar. 3 (6g-3a-9pts)...Became third Devil with points in first five games (Oct. 9-21, 5g-2a-7pts) with team, joining N. Broten (7 games, 3g-6a-9pts) & B. Holik (5 games, 5g-2a-7pts); was second to score goals in first three games (D. Gilmour, 4 games)...Scored first career SHG (EN) Feb. 20 vs. Van...Totaled points in three straight games Nov. 10-14 (2g-2a-4pts)...Appeared in 700th NHL game Jan. 8 at Bos...Missed four games Dec. 15-20 (lower body); missed two games Dec. 8-9 (muscle/posterior)...Posted 2a Nov. 10 at Bos...Missed six games Oct. 28-Nov. 7 (jaw).
OPJHL Rookie of the Year (1998) CCHA First All-Star Team (2001) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2001) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2002) NCAA West First All-American Team (2002) AHL Second All-Star Team (2005) Willie Marshall Award (AHL - Top Goal-scorer) (2005)
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to head injury vs. San Jose, January 28, 2003. Traded to Calgary by Los Angeles with Calgary's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Mitch Wahl) in 2008 Entry Draft for Calgary's 1st round choice (later traded to Anaheim Anaheim selected Jake Gardiner) in 2008 Entry Draft and Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Carolina Carolina selected Brian Dumoulin) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 20, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2009. Traded to Calgary by Montreal with Karri Ramo and Montreal's 5th round choice (Ryan Culkin) in 2012 Entry Draft for Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Zachary Fucale) in 2013 Entry Draft, January 12, 2012. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2014.