Was scoreless vs. Tampa Bay on March 6, ending his four-game point-scoring streak (2G,4A - longest point-scoring streak of his career)...Missed four games from Feb. 9 through 14 due to a right ankle sprain sustained vs. Washington on Feb. 6...Was named Second Star vs. Ottawa on Jan. 20 after recording two goals and an assist, tying career high for goals in a game (second time) and points in a game...Missed five games from Dec. 30 through Jan. 10 due to a right ankle sprain sustained at Tampa Bay on Dec. 29...Was named Second Star vs. NY lslanders on Nov. 12 after scoring two goals (his first career multiple-goal game)...Game at New Jersey on Nov. 8 was his 100th career NHL game...Scored a power play goal at Montreal on Nov. 1 after missing the previous 10 games recovering from surgery performed on Sept. 27 to repair a fractured left wrist, sustained at Ottawa on Sept. 25.
Recorded 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points and 52 penalty minutes in 77 regular season games for
Nashville over parts of four NHL seasons (2002-03 to 2006-07)...Played part of the last five seasons with Milwaukee (2002-03 to 2006-07), registering 50 goals and 55 assists for 105 points and 202 penalty minutes in 123 regular season games...2006-07: Led the team in plus/minus with +4...Missed four games from March 28 through April 3 due to soreness in SC joint (sterno clavicular)...Missed three games from March 17 through 21 due to an upper body injury sustained vs. Atlanta on March 15...Was named First Star vs. Boston on March 10 after recording a shorthanded goal and an assist...Was named First Star at Boston on March 1 after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime...Scored the game-winning goal at NY Rangers on Feb. 17 in his first game as a Flyer...Posted three points (2G,1A) and 18 penalty minutes in 14 games for the Predators...Registered an assist and six penalty minutes in five games for Nashville's American Hockey League affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals...Was recalled from Milwaukee on Jan. 28...Was assigned to Milwaukee for conditioning on Jan. 16...Missed 30 games from Nov. 16 through Jan. 15 due to a groin strain sustained at Columbus on Nov. 15…2005-06: Led Nashville in plus/minus rating (+14 – highest in team history by a forward)…Recorded 33 points (17G,16A) and 44 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games with the Predators’ AHL Affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals…Led Milwaukee to the Calder Cup Finals in 2006, finishing tied for third on the club with 16 points (6G,10A) and 20 penalty minutes in 16 playoff games…2004-05: Finished fifth on Milwaukee in scoring with 46 points (19G,27A) and 108 penalty minutes in 62 games and ranked third in power-play goals (8)…2003-04: Posted 13 goals and 11 assists with for 24 points and 42 penalty minutes in 31 regular season games with Milwaukee…Won the 2004 Calder Cup with Milwaukee, posting three goals in eight playoff games…Named to the 2004 AHL All-Star team.
Nickname is Uppy…Took some time off after the season and did some traveling in Spain with some teammates…His summer consisted mostly of training, golfing, boating, seeing friends and family and spent a lot of time with his younger brother, Brent, working out, spending time on the water and a lot of golfing… His favorite thing to do on a game day is eat a great meal at lunch, followed by a good two-hour nap… Would like to appear on the TV show Entourage…Favorite website is www.TMZ.com…Says the best thing about Philadelphia is the tradition…Enjoys living in Old City because he has the chance to be surrounded by centuries of art, architecture and lifestyle…Lists Scooby Doo as the cartoon character that best describes him…Three words that he uses to describe himself are loyal, respectful and hardworking…Collects DVD’s and hockey sticks…He is currently learning to fly airplanes and eventually would like to learn to fly helicopters…Along with Chris Phillips of the Ottawa Senators, created the Kids Forever Foundation in Fort McMurray, Alberta, which is dedicated to fulfilling his desire to provide financial help to local families whom children have been diagnosed with an unfortunate illness, as well as giving something back to the community of Fort McMurray.