|BIRTHPLACE:||London, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||EDM: 2007-6 overall|
|Last Game: Apr. 11/09 @ Calgary (0-0-0, 0 PIM, E, 17:48)
Career Oilers/NHL Stats: 154 GP 29-60-89 72 PIM
Career Hat Tricks: 1; Mar. 19/09 at COL (Peter Budaj)
Career Penalty Shots: 0-1; Oct. 25/08 at VAN (Roberto Luongo)
Season Highs: Goals 3, Mar. 19 at COL; Assists 2, 5x, Last - Apr. 4 vs VAN; Points 4, Mar. 19 at COL (3-1-4); PIM 6 - Dec. 22 vs PHO
Multiple Games: Goals - 2; Assists - 5; Points - 9
Shootout Goals-Attempts: 2008-09: 3-8 (1 GDG); Career: 8-25 (5 GDG)
- Scored 16-25-41 with 51 PIM & was -1 in 76 GP.
- Returned to the lineup vs CHI (Feb. 3) after missing 3 games (Jan. 27-Feb. 1) with an ankle injury.
- Had a three-game scoring streak (2-3-5; Mar. 31-Apr. 4) ended vs LA (Apr. 7).
- Scored assist vs ANA (Mar. 31), a goal vs SJ (Apr. 2) & registered his 9th multiple point game with 1-2-3 vs VAN (Apr. 4).
- Had a two-game scoring streak (4-1-5; Mar. 19-20) ended at MIN (Mar. 22).
- Scored 3-1-4 at COL (Mar. 19) for his 1st career NHL hat trick, setting single-game career-highs for both goals and points.
- Scored two goals at OTT (Mar. 5) & 1-2-3 at NSH (Mar. 3).
- Scored shootout deciding goal at LAK (Feb. 14).
- Led Oilers forwards in ice time in 4 of 5 games (Feb. 3-11).
- Scored assist at COL (Jan. 16) & registered 5th multiple point game with 1-1-2 (GWG) vs STL (Jan. 11).
- Had two-game scoring streak (0-4-4; Dec. 31-Jan. 3) ended vs NYI (Jan. 5).
- Registered multiple point games vs NSH (Dec. 28, 1-1-2), at CGY (Dec. 31, 0-2-2) & vs DAL (Jan. 3, 0-2-2).
- Registered career-high 6 PIM vs Phoenix (Dec. 22).
- Returned to the lineup vs Florida (Dec. 11) after missing 2 games (Dec. 5-6) with a mild concussion suffered vs Dallas (Dec. 3).
- Scored 0-2-2 at CBJ (Nov. 18) for 1st multiple point game of season & scored 1st goal of season with PPG vs Toronto (Nov. 13).
- Unsuccessful on 1st career penalty shot at Vancouver (Oct. 25).
- Played 100th NHL/Oilers game at St. Louis (Nov. 29).
Appeared in 75 games collecting a career-high 47 points (18G, 29A), and 36 PIM... finished 4th in team scoring, 3rd in assists, and 4th in goals...recorded 8 multiple point games...played his his 1st game of the season on Oct. 22 vs NYR...had an assist and a fight on Nov. 22 @ NSH...recorded 2 assists on Nov. 26 @ COL...scored his 1st of the season and played 23:01 on Dec. 3 vs CGY...had two goals and assist on Dec. 9 vs COL...had 6 points in a 4-game point streak from Dec. 2-9...had 8 points (4G, 4A) tying franchise record (Gretzky and Coffey) on Feb. 2 vs CHI...followed up with 3 more points (2G, 1A) on Feb. 4 vs DET...had a goal and two assists with 6 shots on goal on Feb. 21 @ CGY...had a goal and assist and was +3 on Mar. 20 @ NSH
Appeared in 68 games with 42 points (15G, 27A), -17 and 37 PIM...tied for 2nd on team scoring, 2nd in assists, and tied for 4th in goals...recorded 8 multiple point games... had a goal and a fight and was +1 (Oct. 3) vs CGY...started the season with a four-game point streak (4 assists)...had a fight (vs. O. Jokinen) on Oct. 26 @ CGY...scored two goals and was +3 on Oct. 29 @ CHI... had a goal (all 3 on the year vs. CHI) which was a GWG and named 1st star on Nov. 7 @ CHI...had a goal and assist on Nov. 27 vs SJ...scored GTG shorthanded and had an assist on Dec. 1 @ MTL...had a goal and assist and was +3 on Dec. 16 vs CBJ...had a goal and assist on Jan. 4 vs DET...had a goal and assist and was +2 on Jan. 16 @ ANA...had 2 assists on Feb. 5 @ CBJ...scored a goal and had 2 assists on Mar. 5 @ COL...injured his hand on March 9 @ WAS and missed the rest of the season
Appeared in 68 games with 41 points (15G, 26A), -8 and 33 PIM...2nd on team scoring, T-3rd in assists, 3rd in PPG (6) and T-3rd in goals...recorded 7 multiple point games...had a goal and a fight and was +1 (Oct. 3) vs CGY...scored the GWG and was +2 on Oct. 19 vs. VAN...put up 3 points (1G, 2A) on Oct. 22 vs. CBJ... posted 2 assists on Oct. 24 @ CGY...the second assist was his 100th career NHL point...had a goal and an assist on Nov. 18 vs. COL...registered two assists on Nov. 28 @ VAN...scored a goal and added an assist with a +4 on Dec. 11 @ STL...had a pair of goals and was named 2nd star on Jan. 22 vs. DAL...had his 7th multi-point game of the season with 2 assists on Mar. 16 @ MIN
Finished his second NHL season with 41 points (16G, 25A) in 76 GP...finished 7th in team scoring...finished 4th in PP goals on the team with six...finished 7th on the team in shots with 156...had nine MP games...unsuccessful on 1st career penalty shot at VAN (Oct. 25)...scored 1st goal of the season vs. TOR (Nov. 18)...played in his 100th career NHL/Oilers game at STL (Nov. 29)...returned to the lineup vs. FLA (Dec. 11) after missing two games (Dec. 5-6) with a mild concussion suffered vs. DAL (Dec. 3)...registered career-high 6 PIM vs. PHX (Dec. 22)...registered multiple point games vs. NSH (Dec. 28, 1G, 1A), at CGY (Dec. 31, 0G, 2A) and vs. DAL (Jan. 3, 0G, 2A)...had two-game scoring streak (0G, 4A; Dec. 31-Jan. 3) ended vs. NYI (Jan. 5)...led Oilers forwards in ice time in four of five games (Feb. 3-11)...returned to the lineup vs. CHI (Feb. 3) after missing 3 games (Jan. 27-Feb. 1) with an ankle injury...scored shootout deciding goal at LAK (Feb. 14)... scored four points (3G, 1A) at COL (Mar. 19) for his 1st career NHL hat trick, setting single-game career- highs for both goals and points...had a three-game scoring streak (2G, 3A; Mar. 31-Apr. 4) ended vs. LA (Apr. 7)
Enjoyed one of the finest seasons by a rookie in Oilers history, scoring 49 points (13G, 36A) with 23 PIM & was -21 in 79 GP...the youngest player in the NHL, he scored points in 35 of 79 GP & was plus or even in 51 of 79 GP...finished 7th in Voting for the Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year... co-winner of the Top First Year Oilers Award with Andrew Cogliano...named the NHL Rookie of the Month for February, scoring 13 points (3G, 10A) in 12 GP...3rd on Oilers scoring list and was 7th in goals and 2nd in assists...finished 5th in NHL rookie scoring race, 9th in goals, 3rd in assists, 4th in PPG (4), 7th in PPA (12) & 7th in PP scoring (4G, 12A)), 7th in shots (135) and 10th in shooting percentage (9.6%)... tied with Ales Hemsky for 2nd in NHL & led NHL rookies in shootout deciding goals with four, falling one shy of the NHL record for most shootout deciding goals in a single season, held by four players...his 49 points are the most points scored by an Oilers rookie since Ales Hemsky netted 6-24-30 in 2002-03 and ranks him 5th on the Oilers single season list...his 36 assists are 3rd on the Oilers all-time list....was 3rd on the Oilers in multiple point games with 12, behind Hemsky (17) & Horcoff (15)...had a career-high nine-game scoring streak (3-9-12; Feb. 4-24)...the streak was the longest of the season by an Oiler & the 2nd longest by an NHL rookie...it fell two games shy of tying the Oilers team record for longest point scoring streak by a rookie held by Miroslav Satan (11 Games; Feb. 28-Mar. 23, 1996; 6-9-15)...had an Oilers rookie record eight game assist scoring streak (2-9-11; Feb. 4-22)...tied for 4th in Oilers powerplay scoring with 4-12-16...was 5-16 in the shootout, scoring deciding goal at LA (Dec. 3), vs Chicago (Nov. 24) and at ANA (Oct. 28)...scored on 1st career shootout attempt vs MIN (Oct. 25)...registered 1st career multiple-point game with 0-2-2 vs VAN (Oct. 12) and twice had three points in a game with 1-2-3 vs STL (Mar. 11) and vs PHX (Mar. 18)...played 1st career Oilers/NHL game vs SJ (Oct. 4), scoring 1st career Oilers/NHL point with an assist...netted 1st career Oilers/NHL goal at CGY (Oct. 20) vs Miikka Kiprusoff... registered 1st career Oilers/NHL PIM vs Minnesota (Oct. 25)...was one of 16 players named to the NHL’s YoungStars roster for the NHL YoungStars Game as part of the NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta...the 7th Oiler to appear in the game since 2001-02, he scored once for the Western Conference...played one game for Team Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Championship...Signed to a three-year NHL entry level contract on Oct. 1, 2007
Turned pro after a single season of junior hockey with the London Knights of the OHL in 2006-07...scored 35-83-118 in 53 games to average 2.23 points-per-game, finishing third on the Knights scoring list and fifth in the OHL...he was second in scoring among OHL rookies behind teammate Patrick Kane, who led OHL scoring with 62-83-145 in 58 games...named the OHL Player of the Month for October 2007... participated in the 2007 CHL Top Prospects game and was a member of Western Conference All-Stars at the OHL All-Star Classic, scoring a goal and four assists...also played the 2005- 06 season with Sioux City Musketeers where he was named to the USHL’s All-Rookie Team...was youngest player at 2006 USHL All-Star Game
Was the youngest member of the gold medal winning Team Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden... named MVP of the 2007 Summit Series between the Canadian and Russian national junior teams held in September, 2007...led all scorers in the eight-game series with fifteen points on six goals and nine assists, leading Canada to a 7-0-1 series victory...FAMILY TIES: Comes from a strong hockey bloodline as his father, Dave, played 15 seasons in the NHL from 1984-85 to 1998-99 & is the Vancouver Canucks’ Director, Player Development.