|BIRTHPLACE:||Sicamous, BC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||PHI: 2003-69 overall|
|Canadian Major Junior Humanitarian Player of the Year (2005) Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia with Jim Vandermeer and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Chicago selected Bryan Bickell) in 2004 Entry Draft for Alex Zhamnov and Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected R.J. Anderson) in 2004 Entry Draft, February 19, 2004. Traded to Edmonton by Chicago for Edmonton's 6th round choice (Mirko Hoefflin) in 2010 Entry Draft, June 24, 2010. Traded to Los Angeles by Edmonton with Edmonron's 7th round choice (later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Dmitri Sinitsyn) in 2012 Entry Draft for Ryan Smyth, June 26, 2011.|
|2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS: Established new career-bests with seven goals, 12 assists and 19 points in 70 regular-season games … Compiled a career-high +5 plus/minus rating … Accrued 15 points (5G,10A) on the road … Collected 14 (6G,8A) of his 18 points after Jan. 1 … Ranked second on the club with six fighting majors … Potted five of his seven goals in the final three games of the season … Posted the first multi-goal game of his career with a pair of markers on April 6 in Dallas, and registered another two goals three days later on April 9 in Colorado ... Recorded a season-high two assists on Jan. 2 in St. Louis and again on Jan. 7 in Boston ... Compiled a three-game point streak (G,3A) from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2 ... Netted his first goal of the season on Dec. 29 in Dallas .... Earned two fighting majors and tallied an assist on Nov. 11 against Colorado … Held scoreless in three postseason tilts while helping the Blackhawks to the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship.
2008-09: Appeared in 81 regular-season games during his first full NHL season, ranking third among team rookies in goals (6), assists (11) and points (17) … Posted two penalty minutes in two contests during his Stanley Cup Playoff debut … Made his first appearance on April 20 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Calgary … Recorded four shots on May 27 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at Detroit … Collected a career-high three points (G, 2A) against Edmonton on Dec. 16 … Tallied a career-best two assists on Dec. 7 against Phoenix … Recorded his first career NHL point with a goal on Oct. 15 against Phoenix … Accrued a season-high seven penalty minutes in the first contest of the season on Oct. 10 at the New York Rangers …Shared eighth on the team with 55 penalty minutes … Netted the first short-handed goal of his career on April 1 against St. Louis.
2007-08: Appeared in an NHL career-high five games with the Blackhawks, racking up seven penalty minutes … Registered professional career highs with 17 goals, 41 points and 165 penalty minutes in 75 regular-season contests with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs … Ranked second on the IceHogs with a +16 plus/minus rating and career-most 165 penalty minutes … Placed fourth on the club with 24 assists and fifth with his 41 points … Tallied three points (one goal, two assists) and 28 penalty minutes in 12 playoff outings … Recorded points in a season-high seven straight tilts from Dec. 22 to Jan. 4 accruing four goals and four assists … Matched a season-high three points twice and posted 11 multiple- point performances overall … Racked up a career-high 32 penalty minutes on Oct. 16.
2006-07: Made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks, posting two penalty minutes on one game (Jan. 7) … Ranked third on the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals with 158 penalty minutes while placing 11th with 36 points (12 goals, 24 assists) in 67 regular-season contests … Posted a season-high three points (one goal, two assists) on Dec. 27 … Matched a season-high with two goals on Nov. 17 and Feb 7 … Recorded one goal and 21 penalty minutes in six playoff contests.
2005-06: Ranked third on the Admirals with 145 penalty minutes and chipped in 12 goals and 13 assists in 75 regular-season outings during his first full professional season … Notched his first career professional point with a goal and an assist on Oct. 8 … Established a Norfolk team record by notching at least one penalty minute in 13 straight games from Oct. 21 to Nov. 20 … Posted a season-high two points four times, which includes matching a season-best with two helpers on Dec. 2 and Jan. 7.
2004-05: Made his professional debut in three regular-season games (20 penalty minutes) and six postseason contests (one goal, two penalty minutes) with Norfolk … Finished his junior career with the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels, ranking second on the team with 43 assists and third with 67 points, both career-highs … Shared the team lead with a +17 plus/minus rating and tied for third with 24 markers … Tied for the club lead with five assists and seven points in seven playoff outings.
2003-04: Paced Red Deer with 24 goals, 29 assists and 53 points and ranked second with 174 penalty minutes in 70 regular-season outings … Ranked second on the squad during the postseason with 14 points, which includes sharing second with five goals and nine assists, in 19 postseason games.
2002-03: Ranked second on Red Deer with a career-high 192 penalty minutes and collected 15 goals, 37 assists, 52 points and a +24 plus/minus rating in 69 regular-season tilts … Registered 13 points (seven goals, six assists) and 40 penalty minutes in 22 postseason contests to help the Rebels reach the WHL Finals for the second consecutive year.
2001-02: Made his junior debut, ranking seventh among WHL rookies and on Red Deer with 42 points (11 goals, 31 assists) in 67 regular-season contests … Posted a +25 plus/minus rating, second-best among team rookies … Helped the Rebels reach the WHL Finals with three points (two goals, one assist) and 39 penalty minutes in 23 playoff matchups.