Placed on I.R. Feb. 1, retroactive to Jan. 26 (upper body); missed four games Feb. 2-8...Recorded 2a Jan. 23 at Winnipeg for 11th multi-pt. game...Leads NJ with 14g-24a-38pts (tie)...Scored 2g (GWG) Dec. 30 at Ottawa...Missed eight games Jan. 2-16 (upper body)...Appeared in 100th game with NJ Dec. 17 vs. Florida...Named NHL's Third Star of the Week for the period ending Dec. 6; recorded 4g-3a-7pts in four games...Posted 300th NHL assist Dec. 6 vs. Florida; scored 100th career PPG Dec. 4 vs. Philadelphia...Posted five 3pt. games, most recently 2g-1a Dec. 3 at Carolina...Posted 1g-1a-2pts four times, most recently Dec. 6 vs. Florida...Registered points in season -high four straight games Oct. 18-24 (2g-6a-8pts)...Had points in three straight games twice: Dec. 3-6 (4g-3a-7pts) & Nov. 22-27 (1g-4a-5pts)...Recorded 7th career GDG Oct. 31 vs. NY Islanders...2014-15: Led Devils with 27g, 8 GWG, 9 PPG and 156 shots Goal-total was the most ever by a Devils FA acquisition during first season.
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.