|NUMBER:||9||BIRTHDATE:||August 10, 1989 (AGE 25)|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||London, ON, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||202||DRAFTED:||EDM / 2007 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (6th overall)|
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2015-16 season
-Scored his 100th career NHL goal on Mar. 30 vs. ANA
-He is five points away from his 300th career NHL point
- He is 1 for 3 (33.3) in shootouts this season with one shootout deciding goal
-Recorded his 250th career point and had a three point game on Mar. 28th vs. CBJ
-Played in his 400th career NHL game on Mar. 30th vs. VAN
-Scored 4 points (3G, 1A) at COL on Mar. 19th, 2009 marking his first career hat trick
-Youngest member of the gold medal winning team at the 2007 IIHF World Junior U-20 Championship in Sweden-MVP of 2007 Summit Series between Canada and Russia.
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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.