Acquired: Obtained by Edmonton on March 7, 2006 from Minnesota Wild in exchange for the Oilers 1st round choice in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional draft choice.
2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS: Was 15-17-5 with a 3.05 GAA (119 GA, 2340 MIN), .901 save pct. (1085 SVS, 12034 SHA) in 43 GP…made 37 starts & six relief appearances…was 5-4 in overtime with all nine games going to a shootout…stopped 27 of 37 shootout shots (.730)…faced season-high 49 shots against & made season-high 48 saves in 2-1 SO win at San Jose, Mar. 16…had 28 saves in 3-2 SO win vs. San Jose (Oct. 4) to earn 1st win of season & 125th of his career…started season’s final 11 games (Mar. 15-Apr. 3) & was 7-3-1 down the stretch…season-high three-game winning streak saw him go 3-0-0 from Mar. 15-18 with a 2.27 GAA & .943 save pct…made 38 saves in 5-2 win at Phoenix (Mar. 15) for his first win since a 4-2 victory at Atlanta (Jan. 20) & it was his first start since Feb. 1 at Dallas…made 39 saves in a 4-3 SO win at Detroit (Dec. 13)…played in 100th career Oilers game at Colorado (Nov. 7)…stopped both penalty shots he faced during the season as he turned aside Jarome Iginla at 14:13 of 1st period in 3-1 win vs. Calgary (Oct. 5) & Rick Nash at 14:04 of 1st period in 3-1 win vs. Columbus (Nov. 26)…missed two games (Dec. 21-23) due to strep throat.
2006-07: Was 27-34-6 with a 2.75 GAA, .909 save pct. & 4 shutouts in 68 GP…among NHL leaders in games (6th), minutes (7th), shutouts (15th) & wins (17th)…established single-season career-highs in games, minutes played, wins and losses…his 68 games ranks 8th on the Oilers all-time single season list for goaltenders…won the Molson Cup…registered his 100th career NHL win in a 4-3 win at Colorado (Oct. 14)…the 27 wins surpassed his previous high of 23 set with Minnesota in 2002-03…registered four shutouts: vs. Washington (Oct. 28, 4-0, 19 saves), Vancouver (Dec. 4, 4-0, 36 saves), Dallas (Dec. 8, 2-0, 22 saves) & Columbus (Feb. 22, 4-0, 28 saves)…second among NHL goaltenders with three assists, one behind Marty Turco of Dallas… had back-to-back shutouts at Dallas (Dec. 8, 22 saves) & Vancouver (Dec. 4, 36 saves)…had career-high six-game winning streak (6-0-0; Nov. 10-24).
2005-06: Appeared in 43 games for Edmonton & Minnesota, compiling a 14-24-5 record with a 2.73 GAA, .908 save pct. & two shutouts…began the season with Minnesota & was 6-17-1 in 24 appearances with a 3.00 GAA… joined the Oilers on March 7,in a trade with Minnesota…appeared in 19 games with the Oilers and was 8-7-4 with one shutout, a 2.42 GAA and .905 save pct…played 19 consecutive complete games (Mar. 9-Apr. 13), falling one short of Oilers team record shared by Grant Fuhr (Dec. 22/87 to Feb. 3/88) & Bill Ranford (Oct. 6-Nov. 23/90)…made 20 saves to register first Oilers shutout in 4-0 win vs. Los Angeles (Mar. 30)… backstopped the Oilers to their 1st Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1990…was 12-5 with a 2.33 GAA, .927 save pct. & a shutout in 18 games…ranked among playoff leaders in games (2nd), wins (2nd), save pct. (2nd), shutouts (3rd) & GAA (5th)…his 12 wins were the 5th most in Oilers playoff history and were the most by an Edmonton goaltender since Bill Ranford won 16 games in 1990… earned his 1st Oilers playoff win in that game as he set a new team record for most saves in one game with 54, surpassing the previous mark of 53 held by Tommy Salo…registered 1st playoff shutout with Edmonton with 24 saves in Game 6 of CSF vs. San Jose (May 17)…had a seven-game winning streak from May 10-23…suffered a sprained right knee at the 14:06 mark of the 3rd period in Game 1 of the SCF at Carolina and was out of the lineup for the remainder of the post-season.
2004-05: Was 20-10-4 with four shutouts and a 2.05 GAA for Lukko Aauma of the SM-Liiga in Finland...added two more shutouts in 9 playoff games with a 4-5 record & 2.11 GAA.
2003-04: Registered career-best & franchise records in GAA (1.88) & save pct. (.933) & tied career best with 5 shutouts for Minnesota…was 19-18-11 in 48 games…recorded NHLs best save pct. To earn the MBNA/Mastercard Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award…was 2nd in NHL with 1.88 GAA…made first NHL All-Star Game appearance…named Minnesota’s first recipient of NHL Defensive Player of the Week Award on Dec. 21.
2002-03: Played career-high 50 games & posted career-bests in wins (23), minutes played (2945)...ranked 2nd in NHL with a .927 save pct. & 3rd in GAA at 2.00…earned first playoff win in Minnesota history at Colorado (April 10).
2001-02: Made 45 appearances in first season with the Wild, posting a 14-20-7 record and 2.85 GAA…made career-high 53 saves in 5-3 win at Boston (Nov. 8)…made 36 saves to earn 0-0 SO in Minnesota debut in season opener at San Jose (Oct. 6).
2000-01: Backstopped Worcester IceCats to AHL regular season title…named to AHL First All-Star Team & won the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHLs outstanding goaltender…was 32-15-5 with a 2.17 GAA & .929 save pct…led AHL goaltenders in GAA, save pct., wins, shutouts (6) & minutes played (3127)…was 6-5 with a 1.98 GAA & a shutout in 11 playoff games.
1999-00: Appeared in 14 games in 4th NHL season & 1st with Buffalo…went 1-7-3 with a 2.84 GAA…played in 100th career NHL game at Toronto (Jan. 3).
1998-99: Was 6-8-2 with a 2.77 GAA in 18 games with Buffalo…recorded 2nd career shutout with 15 saves vs. Vancouver (Feb. 28)…made Stanley Cup playoff debut and was 1-1 with a 4.32 in four games…made 28 saves in first ever post-season start in Game 1 of CF at Toronto (May 23).
1997-98: Finished 2nd NHL season with Calgary with a 2.99 GAA & a 11-16-8 record…had four assists in 39 games for the Flames.
1996-97: Made NHL debut with Calgary…was 9-14-3 with 2.89 GAA & a shutout in 31 games…earned a 3-3 OT tie at Dallas (Nov. 13) in first career game…made 22 saves to record first NHL shutout vs. Los Angeles (Nov. 28).
1995-96: Went 33-22-11 with a 2.83 GAA in 67 games for Saint John (AHL)…was 10-6 in 16 playoff games.
1994-95: Signed as a free agent by Calgary & spent first pro season with Saint John (AHL)…was 16-21-8 with a 3.42 GAA in 46 games during his pro debut…went 1-4 with a 2.61 GAA in five playoff games.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons with U of Massachusetts-Lowell (1990-94)…had a career record of 51-44-9 in 106 games & registered consecutive 20-win seasons during his junior and senior years…His senior season of 1993-94 saw him named the Hockey East Player of the Year and he was selected to NCAA East First All-American Team & Hockey East First All-Star Team as he recorded an NCAA leading 2.76 GAA.
INTERNATIONAL: Helped Canada win gold medal at 2007 IIHF World Championship in Moscow…was 4-0-0 with a 2.50 GAA & .911 save pct. in four starts.
FIRST NHL GAME: Nov. 13, 1996 vs. Dallas.