6'1" 200 lbs. Shoots: Left
Born: February 26, 1977; Honeoye Falls, New York
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS: Set career season-highs in games, assists and points & ties his season-high in goals with 11-23-34 in 77 games with Edmonton & Bostonscored 9-17-26 with 20 PIM in 58 games with Edmonton prior to his trade to Boston on Mar. 9sent to Bruins, along with Yan Stastny & 2006 second round draft pick, for Sergei Samsonovscored 2-6-8 with 8 PIM in 19 games with Bostonhad five multiple-point games, all two-point effortshad three, three-game scoring streaks with the Oilers (0-3-3, Oct. 25-29; 2-1-3, Nov. 19-23; & 1-3-4, Dec. 21-26)scored his 100th career NHL point with a goal vs Phoenix (Oct.18) and played his 300th NHL game at New Jersey (Mar. 24).
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Signed two-year contract with Oilers on July 4, 2006St. Louis' 1st choice, 14th overall, in 1996 NHL Entry Draft1998-99: began NHL career with the Blues, scoring 3-7-10 with 8 PIM in 22 GPmade his NHL debut on Oct. 10/98 at Bostonregistered his first career NHL point with an assist at NYR (Oct. 12/98) & scored his first NHL goal at Detroit (Oct. 16/98)1999-00: recorded single-game career high for assists and points with four assists in a 5-3 win at Phoenix on Mar. 15/00also registered career-high scoring streaksregistered a career-high five-game scoring streak (Mar. 22-30/00) a four-game assist scoring streak (Mar. 24-30/00) and a three-game goal scoring streak (Feb. 1-8)made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in 2000 post-season, scoring 2-1-3 with 6 PIM in a seven game series vs San Jose2000-01: split season between St. Louis and the Blues' AHL affiliate in Worcesterhad three stints with St. Louis, scoring 4-9-13 with 14 PIM and was -5 in 41 GP with the Blues and added 17-18-35 with 25 PIM in 34 GP with Worcesterscored on a penalty shot vs San Jose's Evgeni Nabokov on Feb. 26/01appeared in 10 of St. Louis 15 playoff games in 2000-01, helping the Blues advance to the Western Conference Finalscored 3-1-4 with 0 PIM and was +1 in 10 GP2001-02: scored 6-5-11 with 41 PIM IN 52 GP in his first season with Edmontonscored first career points as an Oiler with 1-1-2 at Columbus (Nov. 9/01)2002-03: established single-season career-highs in games, goals, assists and points, scoring 11-20-31 with 28 PIM and was +19 in 70 GP. led Oilers in plus/minus at +19 and was 4th in shorthanded scoring with 2-2-42nd on Oilers in face-off winning pct. at 53.51% (518-968)played his 100th career Oilers game at Pittsburgh (Feb. 18) & his 200th career NHL game at St. Louis (Feb. 27)made Oilers playoff debut with 1-0-1 and 2 PIM in 6 GP vs Dallas in 2003 Western Conference Quarterfinal2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS: Scored 2-6-8 with 10 PIM and was +5 in 17 games limited to career-low 17 games due to injury that saw him sidelined for team-leading 65 gamesmissed 27 games (Nov. 10-Jan. 5) with hairline fracture of left anklereturned to lineup at NYI (Jan. 8) and played four games (Jan. 8-13) before missing season's final 38 games with right knee strain (Jan. 15-Apr. 3)underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Jan. 21scored 2-6-8 with points in seven of nine games between Oct. 16-Nov. 6tied for 5th on Oilers in shorthanded scoring 1-1-2won 10 of 12 (83.3%) face-offs vs Florida (Jan. 13)2004-05: Played 11 games with EC Salzburg of the Austrian National League, scoring 5-4-9 with 12 PIM for the Red BullsCOLLEGE: played three seasons with Boston College (Hockey East) from 1995-96 to 1997-98, scoring 69-93-162 in 111 GPwas named to the NCAA East All-American Team in 1998 and was selected to the NCAA Championship all-tournament teamwas a two-time Hockey East first all-star selection (1997,1998)was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year in his 1995-96INTERNATIONAL: represented the United States at the 1996 & 1997 World Jr. Championships and at the 2002, 2003 & 2006 World Championships.
HOW ACQUIRED: Obtained by Edmonton from St. Louis Blues on July 1, 2001, along with Jochen Hecht and Jan Horacek, in exchange for Doug Weight and Michel Riesen.