|BIRTHPLACE:||Bloomington, MN, USA|
|DRAFTED:||PHX: 2006-8 overall|
- Scored two goals vs. COL, Dec. 31
- Recorded a goal and an assist vs. SJ, Nov. 9
- Scored the GWG vs. WSH, Oct. 23
2008-09 Season highs:
Goals: 2 - Dec. 31 vs. COL
Assists: 2 - Nov. 4 at CGY
Points: 2 - 5 times
Shots: 6 - Nov. 24 at NYR
Plus/minus: +2 - 4 times
TOI: 22:27 - Jan. 4 at ANA
In his first NHL season, recorded 22-32-54 and 32 PIM in 81 games…Ranked T-2nd among all NHL rookies in goals (22) and T-3rd in points (54)…Finished 3rd on the team in goals (22), assists (32) and points (54)…Collected 11 multi-point games…Recorded three assists vs. LAK, Mar. 20…Scored his 20th goal of the season at DAL, Mar. 5, becoming the first Coyotes/Jets rookie to score 20 goals since 1992-93…Recorded his second hat-trick of the season at CGY, Feb. 5, becoming the first Coyote to notch two hat tricks in the same season since Jeremy Roenick did it in the 1999-00 campaign…Named NHL Rookie of the Month for January after recording 6-8-14 in 14 games to lead all rookies in scoring for the month…Played in the 2008 NHL YoungStars Game at All-Star Weekend in Atlanta, Jan. 26…Posted a seven-game point streak (4-7-11) from Jan. 10-Jan. 21…Scored three goals to record his first career hat-trick at ANA, Nov. 7…Picked up his first NHL assist vs. DET, Oct. 20…Registered his first NHL point with a goal vs. EDM, Oct. 18…Made his NHL debut on Oct. 4 vs. STL.
2006-07: Appeared in 51 games for the Everett Silvertips (Western Hockey League) and posted 21-57-78 with 45 PIM and was +4…Named a Western Conference First-Team All-Star…Ranked 2nd on the team in points (78) and assists (57), and 5th in goals (21)…Ranked 3rd in the league in assists and 13th in scoring despite playing in fewer games than any of the league’s top 50 scorers…Led Everett with 16 points on seven goals and nine assists in 12 playoff games…Recorded 23 multi-point games and 15 multi-assist games during regular season…Scored two goals in each of last two games of regular season on Mar. 3 and 6…Posted a goal and three assists vs. Tri-City, Feb. 7…Member of bronze medal-winning Team USA at 2007 World Junior Championships…Recorded four assists at Chilliwack, Dec. 3…Named WHL Player of the Month for November…Collected five assists vs. Tri-City on Nov. 10…Posted 1-3-4 at Spokane on Nov. 10…Was the WHL Player of the Week, Oct. 10-Nov. 5…Registered points in his first 11 games of season (5-13-18) and in 16 of his first 17 games (7-24-31)…2005-06: Played in 52 games and recorded 26-32-58 with Everett in his first WHL season…Named WHL Rookie of the Year…Ranked 3rd in WHL rookie scoring and was the only rookie to average more than a point per game…Ranked 2nd on the team in goals (26) and 4th on the team in points (58) and assists (32)…Ranked 2nd on the team in playoff points, recording 7-6-13 in 15 games…Played for Team USA at 2006 World Junior Championships…Captained Team Cherry at the 2006 CHL Top Prospects game in Ottawa…2004-05: Played for the Under-18 US Development Program…Recorded 26-26-52 and 44 PIM in 40 games.
2008: Represented USA at the 2008 World Championships in Halifax and Quebec City…Registered 0-4-4 and ranked 3rd on the team with a +3 rating in seven games…2007: Helped lead Team USA to bronze medal at 2007 World Junior Championships in Sweden…Ranked 3rd on the team in scoring with 3-3-6 in seven games…Tied for the team-lead with +3 rating…2006: Was the youngest member of Team USA at 2006 World Junior Championships…Recorded 2-4-6 in seven games to tie for 4th on the team…2005: Ranked 2nd in scoring on Team USA at the 2005 Under-18 World Junior Championships with 4-3-7 in six games.
Nickname is “Muels”…Enjoys fishing and golfing…His favorite TV show is “Entourage” and his favorite band is Nickelback…His first job was coaching at a hockey camp…Favorite non-hockey sports team is the Minnesota Twins…If he weren’t a hockey player, he’d like to be a teacher…Favorite hockey player growing up was Wayne Gretzky…Favorite vacation spot is Mexico.