POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHPLACE: Winkler, MB, CAN
|Last Game: Apr. 10/09 vs Calgary (0-0-0, 0 PIM, +1, 10:54)
Career Oilers Stats: 160 GP 40-44-84 106 PIM
Career NHL Stats: 261 GP 73-63-136 188 PIM
Career Hat Tricks: 0 Career Penalty Shots: 0
Season Highs: Goals 2 - 2x, Last - Mar.27 at ANA; Assists 2 - 2x, Last - Mar. 19 at COL; Points 2 - 9x, Last - Mar. 20 at CHI (1-1-2); PIM: 19 - Mar. 12 vs ATL (Career high)
Multiple Games: Goals - 2; Assists - 2; Points - 9
Shootout Goals-Attempts: 2008-09: 0-0; Career: 0-1
- Scored 17-20-37 with 61 PIM & was +7 in 76 GP.
- Tied for 2nd on Oilers in plus/minus (+7).
- Scored twice for 2nd multiple goal game at ANA (Mar. 27).
- Had a two-game scoring streak (1-3-4; Mar. 19-20) ended at MIN (Mar. 22).
- Scored assist vs DET (Mar. 24) & registered 9th multiple point game with 1-1-2 at CHI (Mar. 20).
- Scored two assists at COL (Mar. 19) to equal single-game season-high.
- Registered his 100th career Oilers PIM vs COL (Mar. 14).
- Registered single-game career-high 19 PIM vs ATL (Mar. 12).
- Scored points (3-3-6) in 4 of 5 games (Feb. 7-16).
- Had a three-game scoring streak (2-3-5; Feb. 11-16) ended at SJ (Feb. 17).
- Scored an assist at PHO (Feb. 16) & registered back-to-back multiple point games with 1-1-2 at LAK (Feb. 14) and vs MTL (Feb. 11).
- Had a two-game scoring streak (1-2-3; Jan. 18-20) ended vs BUF (Jan. 27).
- Assisted on GWG vs CBJ (Jan. 20) & scored 1-1-2 vs PHO (Jan. 18) for 5th multiple point game. The goal was his 5th GWG of the season.
- Scored 4th multiple point game of season & 3rd in 5 games (Nov.26-Dec. 6) with 1-1-2 at San Jose (Dec. 6).
- Played 100th Oilers game vs Detroit (Nov. 20).
- Played his 200th career NHL game & scored goal at Columbus (Nov. 18).
- His first goal of the game vs Colorado (Oct. 12) was his 100th career NHL point.
|2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS: Appeared in all 82 games (one of three Oilers to do so) collecting 63 points (32G, 31A), +6 and 38 PIM...led the team in scoring, goals, PPG (9) and shots (203)...second on team in assists, plus/minus...had a team-high 17 multiple point games, 7 multiple assist games and 3 multiple goal games...scored a goal and an assist, was a +2 and named 2nd star of game on Oct. 3 vs. CGY...scored two goals and was a +2 on Oct. 16 vs. MIN...had a career-best game on Oct. 22 vs. CBJ with 5 points (2G, 3A), +3, and 11 shots...had 4 points (1G, 3A) on Oct. 29 vs. DET...collected a goal and an assist as well as named game's 3rd star on Nov. 21 vs. CHI...registered his second 4-point game with a goal and 3 assists, +4 and named 1st star on Dec. 11 @ STL...had a goal and two assists with a +2 rating on Mar. 13 @ TOR...the goal was his 100th career NHL goal...scored 2 goals including his career-high 30th of the season on Apr. 5 vs. MIN...had a goal and 2 assists on Apr. 7 vs. COL
2008-09: Finished the season 10th in team scoring with 37 points (17G, 20A) while going +7 and collecting 61 PIM…had 5 GWG (T-1st on team with Souray) and 5 PPG…had 2 MG games, 2 MA games and 9 MP games…tied for 2nd on Oilers in plus/minus (+7)…his first goal of the game vs COL (Oct. 12) was his 100th career NHL point…played his 200th career NHL game & scored goal at CBJ (Nov. 18)…played 100th Oilers game vs DET (Nov. 20)…had a three-game scoring streak (2-3-5; Feb. 11-16) ended at SJ (Feb. 17)…scored points (3-3-6) in 4 of 5 games (Feb. 7-16)…registered single-game career-high 19 PIM vs ATL (Mar. 12)…registered his 100th career Oilers PIM vs COL (Mar. 14)…scored twice for 2nd multiple goal game at ANA (Mar. 27)…
2007-08: First season with the Oilers saw him score 23-24-47 with 45 PIM in 82 GP to finish 4th on Edmonton scoring list…scored points in 40 of 82 GP & was plus or even in 52 of 82 GP…led Oilers in goals (23), PPG (13), shots (201) & was 2nd in GWG (4) & 6th in assists…2nd on Oilers in powerplay scoring with 13-9-22 & his 13 PPG were tied for 15th in NHL…involved in nine GWG, scoring four & assisting on five others…reached the 20-goal plateau for the 2nd consecutive season when he scored the GWG vs PHX (Mar. 18)…had six multiple point games, all two-point efforts…scored two goals at STL (Jan. 2) & had two assists vs NYI (Jan. 7)…made Oilers debut in season opener vs San Jose (Oct. 4)…scored 1st Oilers point with a goal against Martin Biron vs PHI (Oct. 6)…added 1st Oilers assist & PIM at DET (Oct. 8)…season-high four game scoring streak saw him score 2-3-5 from Dec. 7-13 & also had four, three-game scoring streaks…was 0-1 in shootout attempts…registered 100th career NHL PIM at CGY (Feb. 9)…one of five Oilers to appear in all 82 games, he enters 2008-09 season with a 164 consecutive games played streak, having played all 82 games with ANA in 2006-07…needs a single point for his 100th career NHL point….signed as a restricted free agent by Edmonton on August 2, 2007…
2006-07: Scored 29-16-45 with 58 PIM in 82 games with Anaheim…one of eight Ducks to appear in all 82 games, he established single-season career-highs in games, goals, assist, points & PIM…among NHL rookies he was tied for 2nd in goals, was 3rd in PPGs & GWGs, 2nd in shots & 5th in scoring….led all rookies in road goals (19) & was tied for 11th in NHL in road goals…finished the season 2nd on Anaheim in goals… holds Anaheim rookie records for most goals, points, PPGs and shots in a season…broke franchise record for points by a rookie (41, Chris Kunitz, 2005-06) with his 26th goal of the season, Mar. 18 vs LA… broke franchise rookie goal record (19, Chris Kunitz, 2005-06) with his 20 and 21st goals of the season, Feb. 26 @ SJ…member of Anaheim’s Stanley Cup championship team…scored 3-5-8 with 2 PIM in 21 playoff games to lead all NHL rookies in scoring and finish 8th on Anaheim…led NHL rookies in points, assists, shots and GWG & was 2nd in goals & 3rd in plus/minus (+4)…
2005-06: Made NHL debut with Anaheim…scored 4-3-7 with 14 PIM in 19 games…played first NHL game at DAL (Nov. 23)…scored first NHL goal and tied Anaheim rookie record for goals in a game with 2-1-3 points on Nov. 30 vs PHX, becoming the 3rd Ducks player to score his first two goals in the same game…first NHL point was an assist vs DET (Nov. 25)…scored GWG vs CHI (Feb. 12)…also spent time with Portland (AHL), scoring 39-45-84 with 68 PIM and a league-leading +41 in 57 games…finished 5th in AHL goals scoring and was 11th in scoring…named to AHL second all-star team…made Stanley Cup Playoff debut, netting 3-6-9 with 12 PIM in 13 games as Ducks advanced to Western Conference Final before being eliminated by Oilers in five games…tied for 2nd in points and assists among NHL rookies…made post-season debut in Game 4 of CQF vs CGY (Apr. 27)…first career NHL playoff point was an assist in Game 2 of CSF vs COL (May 7)…
2004-05: Signed a three-year entry level contract as a free agent with Anaheim on May 12, 2004…first season of pro hockey saw him score 10-18-28 with 82 PIM in 77 games with Cincinnati (AHL)…added 2-3-5 in nine playoff games…
COLLEGE: Played two seasons of college hockey…scored 20-13-33 in 23 games with Minot State University-Bottineau in 2001-02 and won the Most Determined Player Award…transferred to the U of Maine (Hockey East) and had to sit out the 2002-03 season due to the NCAA transfer rule…scored 11-12-23 with 52 PIM in 43 games with Maine in 2003-04, helping the Black Bears advance to the NCAA championship game…scored GWG vs Boston College in semi-finals…named to NCAA Championship all-tournament game…earned the Jack Semler Award as Maine’s most improved player…played high school hockey in Winkler, Manitoba.
FIRST NHL GAME: Nov. 23, 2005 vs. Dallas.
FIRST NHL GOAL: Nov. 30, 2005 vs. Phoenix (Ilya Bryzgalov)