|BIRTHPLACE:||Unity, SK, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||WSH: 2002-17 overall|
Played a career high 75 games and posted 8-15-23 with a plus-9 rating…His eight goals were a career high…Led the team in face-off percentage and ranked eighth in the NHL (56.8%)…Led all PHX forwards with 86 blocked shots…Led the team in shorthanded TOI (216:21)…Collected an assist at MIN, Apr. 7…Won 13 of 18 (72%) faceoffs at STL, Apr. 6…Scored the GWG vs. CBJ, Apr. 3…Won 10 of 12 (83%) faceoffs at SJS, Mar. 24…Scored a SHG vs. DET, Feb. 6…Collected 0-2-2 vs. SJS, Feb. 4…Netted his first career two-goal game and had a career high eight shots vs. COL, Jan. 16…Won 18 of 20 (90%) faceoffs at DET, Jan. 12…Played in his 400th career NHL game at DET, Jan. 12…Collected an assist and won 13 of 18 (72%) faceoffs vs. NYR, Dec. 17…Collected an assist at WSH, Nov. 21…Had a three-game point streak (2-2-4) from Nov. 5-12…Recorded 1-1-2 and the GWG vs. EDM, Nov. 5…Scored his first goal with PHX at ANA, Oct. 23…Recorded assists in back-to-back games at NSH, Oct. 13 and vs. WPG Oct. 15…Won 15 of 20 (75%) faceoffs at NSH, Oct. 13…2012 Playoffs: Recorded two assists in 16 postseason games…Led the team in postseason face-off percentage and ranked ninth in NHL (59.3%)…Led the team in postseason shorthanded TOI (65:03)…Won 18 of 21 draws vs. LAK in Game 5 of WCF, May 22…Won 54 of 88 (61%) faceoffs in the WCSF against NSH…Collected two assists in six games of the WCQF against CHI…Collected an assist and won 15 of 22 (68%) faceoffs in Game 4 at CHI, Apr. 19.
Recorded 3-6-9 in 60 games with WSH…Led the team in face-off percentage (58%)…Scored a shorthanded goal vs. CHI, Mar. 13…Registered a goal at FLA, Mar. 6…Netted a goal at STL, Dec. 1…2011 Playoffs: Played in all nine playoff games for the Capitals…Won 69% of his postseason faceoffs.
Limited to only 36 games because of injury…Recorded 4-6-10…Team went undefeated (4-0-0) when he scored a goal and 8-1-1 when he registered a point…Led the team in face-off percentage (61%), which would have led the league had he taken enough draws to qualify…Third on the team averaging 2:39 of shorthanded TOI/game…Posted five points (2-3-5) in the third period, including one goal and two assists in the last 10 minutes of the game…Took a season-high five shots and scored a goal at BUF, March 10…Registered points (2-1-3) in three straight games from Feb. 2-5…Had a goal vs. OTT, Jan. 7 and an assist at ATL, Jan. 9…2010 Playoffs: Collected two points, both shorthanded, in the ECQF vs. MTL…Won 68-percent of his draws…Scored a goal in a 5-1 win in Game 3 at MTL, Apr. 19.
Recorded 5-9-14 in 63 games…Finished third on the team in face-off percentage (56%)…Averaged 3:39 of shorthanded ice time per game, third on the team…Netted four of his five goals in the third period…Finished tied for fourth on the team with five game-winning assists…Caps went 12-0-1 when he recorded a point and 5-0-0 when he scored a goal…Missed the last 10 games of the season due to injury…Had a goal and an assist vs. OTT, Jan. 1…Scored a shorthanded goal at BUF, Dec. 30…2009 Playoffs: Played in all 14 Stanley Cup playoff games and had three assists…Collected an assist and was a plus-1 in Game 4 vs. PIT in ECSF…Had an assist and was a plus-1 in Game 5 and Game 6 in the ECQF series vs. NYR.
Matched career high with seven goals in 67 games…Finished ninth in the NHL in face-off percentage (56%)…Averaged 4:00 of penalty killing ice time per game, third among NHL forwards…Tied for seventh on the team with a plus-5 rating…Had 12 points (5-7-12) and a plus-6 rating in 45 games after returning from an injury on Dec. 27 at PIT…Played in his 200th NHL game at TBL, Mar. 27…Posted points in three straight games (1-2-3) from Jan. 5-13…Recorded a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating vs. OTT, Jan. 1…2008 Playoffs: Played in all seven ECQF games against PHI.
Established career highs in games (71), goals (7), assists (22) and points (29) in his first full NHL season…His plus-10 rating led the team and was the best by a Capital since 2002-03…Ranked fifth on the team in points, fifth in assists and tied for seventh in goals…Recorded two goals and four assists while shorthanded, ranking fourth in the NHL in shorthanded points and tied for second in shorthanded assists…Finished fourth on the team in home scoring with 19 points (5g-14a)…Team was 6-1-0 when he scored a goal and 15-5-4 when he recorded a point…20 of his 29 points (5-15-20) came after Jan. 1…Led Caps forwards (second on the team) with 3:58 of shorthanded ice time per game…Led the team in face-off percentage (52%), face offs (1,214) and face-off wins (632)…Had goals in back-to-back games for the first time in his career vs. TOR, Mar. 16 and vs. TBL, Mar. 18…Scored four of his seven goals in the last 11 games of the season (4-3-7)…Notched his first career two-assist game at NJD, Feb. 24…Posted an assist and was a plus-2 in a season-high 22:44 of ice time vs. NYI, Feb. 4…Played in his 100th NHL game on vs. PHI, Jan. 9…Was a plus-7, without a minus game, in a 16-game stretch from Nov. 28-Dec. 30…Posted his second career multi-point game (1-1-2) and was a plus-2 vs. NYR, Nov. 11.
Played 104 total regular season and playoff games for Washington and Hershey (AHL), tied with Brooks Laich for the most in the organization…Had five stints with Washington, totaling 25 games…Averaged 5:06 of penalty killing time per game with the Capitals, second-best in the NHL…Had 16-22-38 in 58 regular season games for Hershey…Ranked third among the Bears with a plus-9 rating…Played all 21 playoff games for the Bears in their run to the Calder Cup…Scored the only goal in Game 1 of Hershey’s first round playoff series against Norfolk.
The only player to appear in all 80 games for Portland (AHL)…Tied for third on the team in scoring with 39 points…Ranked third on the team in assists (22) and tied for third in goals (17)…Tied for second on the team with seven power-play goals…Scored the game-tying and game-winning goals against Bridgeport, Dec. 18.
Appeared in 41 games for the Capitals, tallying one goal and five assists, and 43 games for Portland, scoring five goals and 17 assists…Started the season with Washington, making his NHL debut vs. NYI on Oct. 9, recording an assist…Scored his first NHL goal and added an assist vs. ATL, Oct. 11…Sent to Portland on Jan. 10…Recalled by the Capitals for one game on Mar. 16 and reassigned to Portland…In seven playoff games for Portland, registered two goals and an assist.
Tallied 33 goals and 48 assists in 56 games with Red Deer (WHL)…Ranked second on the team in goals, assists and points (81)…Helped Red Deer to the WHL finals, recording eight goals and 12 assists in 23 playoff games…Led the team in playoff goals and tied for the lead in points (20) while ranking third in assists.
Played in 66 games for Red Deer, recording 22 goals and 29 assists…In 23 playoff games, tallied 10 goals and 12 assists…Ranked third on the team in playoff goals and tied for first in playoff assists, tying for second in playoff points.
Played in all 72 games for Red Deer, scoring 12 goals and adding 27 assists…In 22 playoff games, notched three goals and six assists as Red Deer won the WHL playoff title and captured the Memorial Cup.
2003: Represented Canada in the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, earning a silver medal.
Lists baseball as his favorite sport behind hockey…Soccer player Wayne Rooney is his favorite athlete…Favorite TV show is Mad Men…Favorite movie is “Gladiator”…Supports Athletes Against Autism.