|NUMBER:||5||BIRTHDATE:||October 3, 1983 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Toronto, ON, Canada|
was named as the teams 19th captain in franchise history on Sept.20 ... celebrated his 30th birthday on Oct.3 picking up a pair of assists in his debut as team captain ... had a pair of assists on Oct. 21 and had 9 points in the first 8 games this season ... broke his ankle on Oct.21 and missed 18 games ... scored a goal and an assist in his return to the line-up on Dec.4 ... played in his 400th career game on Dec.15 ... scored the GTG on Dec.19 ... had the game tying goal with 4 seconds remaining and added an assist on Dec.23 ... played a career high 33:32 and had a goal on Jan.18 ... had a nine game point streak 4+6=10 Jan.14-Feb.1 setting a career high and tying the team high this season ... tied his career high in shots (7) on Mar.8 ... registered his 25th assist on Mar.10 ... tied his career high with 43 points (12+31) on Mar.22 ... nominated for the Masterton Trophy on Apr.2 ... scored the game winning goal on Apr.7
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.