- Is entering his eighth NHL season, his fourth with Colorado.
- Recorded 26 points (11g/15a) in 68 games for the Avalanche last season.
- Finished tied for third on the squad with three power-play goals, matching his career high.
Traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for NY Rangers' 7th round choice (Viktor Loov) in 2012 Entry Draft, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2012.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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