|BIRTHPLACE:||Edmonton, AB, CAN|
- Recorded his 200th career assist vs. NYI, Jan. 2
- Scored two goals vs. TOR, Dec. 5
- Recorded three assists and +4 rating through the first two games of the year
- Collected two assists vs. PIT, Oct. 30
2008-09 Season highs:
Goals: 2 - Dec. 4 vs. TOR
Assists: 2 - 4 times
Points: 2 - 6 times
Shots: 6 - Feb. 12 vs. VAN
Plus/minus: +3 - Oct. 12 at ANA
TOI: 20:48 - Nov. 22 at PHI
Played in a career-high 81 games for the Coyotes, recording 16-30-46 and 26 PIM…Led the team in shooting pct. (15.2%) and faceoff attempts (1,020)…Ranked 4th on the team in goals (16) and assists (30) and 5th in points (46)…Also ranked T-2nd in games played (81) and T-5th in PP goals…Collected eight multi-point games…Tallied three assists at DAL, Feb. 14…Tied his career-high with a six-game point streak (1-6-7) from Jan. 21-Feb. 4…Recorded his fourth career hat trick, which included his 100th career goal, and added an assist at COL, Jan. 2…Recorded a four-game point streak (4-4-8) from Nov. 3-Nov. 10…Named NHL 2nd Star of the Week for week ending Nov. 11…Collected 2-1-3 vs. DAL, Nov. 8…Registered 1-2-3 at ANA, Nov. 7…Played in his 400th career NHL game vs. BOS, Oct. 6.
2006-07: Played in 49 games for the Coyotes, collecting 9-24-33…Ranked 3rd on the team in points (33), T-2nd in assists (24), and T-6th in goals (9)…Was 2nd among Coyotes forwards in average TOI (15:42)…Collected a career-high 28 PIM…Finished the season on a three-game point streak (0-3-3) from Apr. 5-Apr.8…Notched a goal and an assist while also picking up a career-high 14 PIM vs. COL, Mar. 29…Recorded a five-game point streak (3-2-5) from Feb. 22-Mar. 3…Scored the GWG in a 3-0 win at CBJ, Feb. 6…Had a four-game point streak (2-2-4) from Jan. 18-Jan. 27…Missed 33 games (Oct. 17 to Jan. 1) with a fractured collar bone…Set new single game career-highs in points (5) and assists (4) in season
opener vs. NYI, Oct. 5…2005-06: Played 28 games with the Coyotes after being acquired from CGY, collecting 12-11-23 and 8 PIM…Played 52 games with CGY, recording 10-19-29 and 24 PIM…Led Coyotes in plus/minus (+11)…Ranked 4th on Coyotes in goals (22), 5th in points (52), 4th in PPG (9), T-5th in PP points (18), and T-4th in GWG (3)…Established career highs in goals (22), points (52), PIM (32), and PPG (9)…Finished season with 13 multi-point games…Named NHL’s Offensive Player of the Week for period ending Apr. 2 after recording 5-2-7, including two GWGs, in three games…Posted hat trick including SHG and GWG in 4-3 OT win at SJ, Apr. 1…Compiled four-game point streak (3-1-4), Feb. 12 – Mar. 7…Scored first goal as Coyote in 5-4 shootout loss vs. SJ, Feb. 12…Scored shootout-deciding goal in Coyote debut… Registered 10-19-29, +10, and 24 PIM in 52 games with CGY prior to trade…With CGY, played in 300th career NHL game vs. OTT, Dec. 10…2003-04: Played in his first season with Calgary, posting 7-22-29 in 44 games…Posted six multi-point games…Scored a PPG and added two assists on Nov. 18 vs. TOR…Scored his first goal with Calgary (PP, GWG) and added an assist on Oct. 25 at EDM…Played his first game with Calgary, posting an assist at MIN, Oct. 21…Missed 38 games due to injury…2004 Playoffs: Missed the entire playoffs due to injury…2002-03: Established new career highs in assists (33) and points (51) in his third full season in the NHL…Finished 5th with Colorado in points (51), goals (18) and assists (33)…Finished the season with 16 points in his final 16 games…Scored his second career hat trick at SJ, Jan. 4…Assisted on all three of Joe Sakic’s goals on Mar. 13 at CBJ, matching a career high three assists in a game…2003 Playoffs: Recorded 1-2-3 in 7 post season games…2001-02: Surpassed rookie season totals from previous year in goals (19), assists (27) and points (46)…Recorded his first career hat trick on Apr. 3 vs. ATL (3-1-4)…Posted four, three-point games during season…2002 Playoffs: Ranked 2nd on the Avs in goals (7) and T-4th in NHL…Scored GWG in Game 2 vs. LA (first career post season GWG)…Posted his second GWG of series in Game 4 at LA…Collected a pair of assists (including an assist on Chris Drury’s OT winner) and was a +3 in Game 2 at DET…2000-01: Played in his first NHL season…Finished T-5th in total points among rookies (36)…His 15 goals ranked 6th among rookie scorers…Also finished T-6th with three GWG…Ranked 2nd among rookies in shooting % (15.0)…His five SHG led all rookies…Recorded his first NHL career point/goal/assist and multiple point game on Oct. 9 at CBJ…Traded to COL by LA with Rob Blake for Adam Deadmarsh, Aaron Miller, a player named later (Jared Aulin), COL’s 1st round choice (Dave Steckel) in 2001 Entry Draft and future considerations on Feb. 21, 2001…Posted his first point/assist with COL on Mar. 6 at ATL…Scored his first goal with COL on Mar. 8 at STL…2001 Playoffs: Was a member of the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup winning team…Recorded his first career playoff points (2 assists) in Game 4 vs. VAN in CQF…Scored his first NHL career postseason goal in Game 4 of WCF at STL…1999-00: Made his NHL debut on Apr. 5 at VAN…Signed as a free agent by the Kings on Mar. 31…1999-00: Led the University of Wisconsin (WCHA) and the nation in Division 1 scoring with 26-40-66 in his senior year while serving as team captain…Led Wisconsin in assists (40)…Voted WCHA Player of the Year and was named a WCHA First Team All-Star…Was one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award…1998-99: Led the Badgers in goals (16) and scoring (33)…1997-98: Finished 7th overall in scoring in the WCHA and led the
Badgers with 43 points…1996-97: As a freshman, finished 6th in scoring for Wisconsin with 20 points.
2003: Led Team Canada with six assists in eight games en route to a Gold Medal at the 2003 World Championships in Finland.
Nicknamed Rhino…Steven and his wife Sarah had their first child this summer, son Henning…Enjoys listening to the Dave Matthews Band and Moby…Grew up in Edmonton and idolized Wayne Gretzky…Likes to vacation in Hawaii…His favorite actor is Al Pacino…His favorite book is Lord of the Rings…His most memorable hockey moment was winning the Stanley Cup with Colorado in 2001…For his day with the Cup, he posed with the trophy in front of Wayne Gretzky’s statue outside of Rexall Place (then Skyreach
Centre) in Edmonton.