Acquired: Obtained from Chicago on March 20, 1999 along with Daniel Cleary, Chad Kilger and Christian Laflamme in exchange for Dean McAmmond, Boris Mironov and Jonas Elofsson.
Drafted: CHI / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (14th overall)
2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS: Named Oilers 12th captain in team history on Oct. 2nd…won the Oilers Community Service Award…scored 5-4-9 with 39 PIM and was -4 in 25 games…scored points in 8 of 25 GP & was plus or even in 18 of 25 GP…missed 56 total games due to injury: 38 games (Oct. 4-Dec. 27) with a fractured left foot suffered during the Oilers Sept. 22nd pre-season game at Calgary & 18 games (Feb. 26-Apr. 1) with a fractured left tibia suffered vs. Colorado (Feb. 24)…returned to the lineup on Dec. 29th at Minnesota & scored an assist; it was his first NHL game since Oct. 21, 2006 vs. Detroit…scored points in his first two games back in the lineup: 1-2-3 (Dec. 29-31) & 1-1-2 at Columbus (Dec. 31)...netted points (2-2-4) in three of first four games back (Dec. 29-Jan. 3)…scored goals vs. Columbus (Dec. 31), Nashville (Jan. 3), Phoenix (Jan. 10), Florida (Jan. 24) & Chicago (Feb. 6)…assisted on Fernando Pisani’s GWG at San Jose (Feb. 14)…had season high six hits vs. Dallas (Feb. 1) & had five hits vs. Minnesota (Feb. 12)…played in his 700th career NHL game vs. San Jose (Jan. 29) & skated in his 500th career Oilers game vs. Colorado (Feb. 24).
2006-07: Played only seven games before suffering a dislocated right shoulder vs. Detroit on Oct. 21…placed on NHL Injured Reserve List on Oct. 24 and missed the final 75 games (Oct. 23-Apr. 5) of the season… scored lone goal & point of season vs. Vancouver (Oct. 17)…signed a four-year contract extension through the 2010-11 season on Oct. 6/06.
2005-06: Named anOilers assistant captain…scored 11-16-27 with 87 PIM and was +6 in 74 GP…led Oilers & was 8th in NHL in SHG (4), 6th in SHA (3) & 3rd in SH scoring with 4-3-7…2nd on Oilers in plus/minus (+6), 2nd in GWG (4) & 1st in PIM (87)…had a career-high eight-game scoring streak (3-8-11, Dec. 3-21)…tied Oilers record for most SHG in a game with two at Philadelphia (Dec. 8)…scored 2-1-3 with 19 PIM in 21 playoff games, helping Oilers reach Stanley Cup final.
2003-04: Awarded the Zane Feldman Trophy as Oilers MVP…scored 20-12-32 with 96 PIM and was +7 in 81 games…7th on Oilers scoring list, 2nd in goals, 1st in GWG (5) & 3rd in PIM (96)…among NHL leaders in GTG (2nd with 2) & SHG (10th with 3)…established career highs for goals (20) & points (32)…reached the 20-goal plateau for 1st time in career with 2-1-3 vs. NSH (Mar. 19).
2002-03: Won the Oilers Unsung Hero Award…scored 14-17-31 with 112 PIM and was -7 in 78 GP to finish 7th on Oilers scoring list…was 6th in goals, 12th in assists and 2nd in PIM…established single-season high for assists …2nd on Oilers & 5th in NHL in shorthanded scoring with 3-2-5…tied with Steve Staios for 1st on Oilers & 7th in the NHL with three SHG.
2001-02: Scored 11-5-16 in 80 GP…finished 4th on Oilers in PIM with 81…was 3rd on Oilers in shorthanded scoring with 2-1-3.
2000-01: Scored 9-10-19 with 90 PIM in 68 GP...3rd on Oilers and 1st among forwards in hits with 148…set Oilers single-game record for hits with 10 at San Jose (Jan. 24/01).
1999-00: First full season with the Oilers saw him finish 10th on the team scoring list with 17-10-27 and 62 PIM in 73 GP…tied for fifth in plus/minus at +8…established a single-season career high for goals as he was 5th on the Oilers with 17.
1998-99: One of four players who came to the Oilers in a seven-player deal with Chicago on Mar. 20/99…scored 10-11-21 with 92 PIM in 80 GP…scored 9-6-15 with 84 PIM in 66 GP for Chicago and added 1-4-6 with 8 PIM in 14 GP with the Oilers…made his Oilers debut on Mar. 20/99 vs. Vancouver and scored a single-game career-high three assists…made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut as an Oiler in the 1999 Western Conference Quarterfinal vs. Dallas and scored 0-3-3 with 6 PIM in 4 GP.
1997-98: Began season with 3-5-8 in his first 14 games and finished with 9-9-18 in 54 games to end the season 10th on the Chicago scoring list.
1996-97: Played 1st full NHL season with Chicago, scoring 15-16-31 in 82 games…netted first NHL goal in the season opener on Oct. 5/96 at Washington…finished the season tied for 5th in NHL rookie goal scoring, and was 12th in the rookie scoring race…was 3rd in plus/minus (+13), 5th in shooting pct. (13.2%) and 9th in shots (114) among league rookies…made Stanley Cup Playoff debut in 1997, scoring 1-0-1 in 6 games vs. Colorado in Western Conference Quarterfinals…scored first playoff point with a goal in Game 1 (Apr. 16/97) at Colorado.
1995-96: made NHL debut with Chicago skating in his first game on Nov. 11/95 at Washington…scored 0-1-1 in 8 GP…recorded first NHL point with an assist at Detroit on Apr. 12/96…played 71 GP with Indianapolis (IHL), scoring 21-41-62.
JUNIOR: Played four seasons in the OHL with Niagara Falls and Sudbury, scoring 134-188-322 in 248 games from 1991-92 to 1994-95.
BACKGROUND: Chicago’s 1st choice, 14th overall, in 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
FIRST NHL GAME: Nov. 11, 1995 vs. Washington.
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 5, 1996 vs. Washington.