2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS: Scored 13-9-22 with 28 PIM in 56 GP…scored points in 18 of 56 GP & was plus or even in 38 of 56 GP…tied for 7th on Oilers with 13 goals…named Oilers nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy & was one of three finalists for the NHL award that is given to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey…named Oilers Top Defensive Forward for 2nd consecutive season…missed the season’s first 26 games (Oct. 4-Nov. 30) due to ulcerative colitis…returned to the lineup at Anaheim (Dec. 2) & led Oilers with three hits in a 4-0 win…3rd on Oilers with three GWG, netting the deciding goal three times in a span of 11 games between Feb. 4-28: vs. Calgary (Feb. 4), San Jose (Feb. 14) & Los Angeles (Feb. 28)…was 2-3 in shootouts & 4th on Oilers with two deciding goals : vs. Vancouver (Dec. 15) & San Jose (Mar. 16)… assisted on the 8,000th goal in Oilers history, a PPG by Denis Grebeshkov at 13:05 of the 2nd period at Nashville (Feb. 19)…registered four multiple-point games…had seven shots on goal at Phoenix (Mar. 15) to tie single-game career-high…had a three-game scoring streak with 2-1-3 from Dec. 10-13…played in his 300th career Oilers/NHL game vs. Minnesota (Feb. 12).
2006-07: Scored 14-14-28 with 40 PIM and was -1 in 77 GP…7th in scoring on Oilers & 6th in goals…equalled a single-game career-high three points with 1-2-3 vs. Columbus (Jan. 31)…the second assist was his 100th career Oilers/NHL point… played in his 200th Oilers/NHL game at Anaheim (Oct. 25).
2005-06: Played a career-high 80 games and established single-season highs for goals, assists and points with 18-19-37 and 42 PIM …6th on Oilers in goals…was 3-7 in shootout attempts and ranked 11th in game-deciding goals with 2…scored the deciding goal in shootouts vs. Calgary (Nov. 25) & Anaheim (Feb. 6)…compiled career highs for longest assist & point scoring streaks…3rd in scoring on Oilers & 6th in NHL with career-high 14-4-18 in 24 Stanley Cup playoff games…his 14 goals topped the NHL and were the most playoff goals scored by an Oiler since Esa Tikkanen scored 13 in 1990; they also ranked as the 9th most scored by an Oiler in one playoff season…scored points in 10 of 24 games and tied with Chris Pronger for1st with 7 multiple-point games…led NHL with 5 GWG, tying him with Jarri Kurri (5 in 1987) for the Oilers record for most GWG in a season…his GWG in OT of Game 5 of SCF at Carolina (June 14) was the 1st SHG scored in overtime in Stanley Cup Finals history…two of his five GWG came in SCF…led Oilers in scoring in SCF with 5-1-6 in 7 GP.
2004-05: Began the season in Switzerland and concluded the year in Italy…scored 1-3-4 in 7 games with Langnau of the Swiss National League and then skated in 12 games for Asiago of the Italian league…scored 1-5-6 in his dozen games with Asiago and added 4-6-10 in 9 playoff contests.
2003-04: 1st complete season saw him score 16-14-30 with 46 PIM in 76 GP…8th on Oilers scoring list, 4th in goals & 5th in plus/minus (+14)…reached 20-point plateau for 1st time in his career with SHG at Dallas (Feb. 29)…played in his 100th career Oilers/NHL game vs. Vancouver (Mar. 12).
2002-03: Split the season between Edmonton & Hamilton Bulldogs…scored 8-5-13 with 10 PIM and was +9 in 35 games in his NHL debut…6th on Oilers in plus/minus…finished 13th among NHL rookies in goal scoring (8), 5th in plus/minus (+9)…played in his 1st career Oilers/NHL game at Anaheim (Jan. 8)…scored his 1st career Oilers/NHL point with an assist at Calgary (Jan. 20)…netted his 1st career Oilers/NHL goal vs. Anaheim (Feb. 5)…scored 1st career Oilers/NHL hat trick vs. Washington (Mar. 22, Olaf Kolzig); the three-goal game established single-game career highs for both goals & points…with Hamilton he scored 17-15-32 with 24 PIM & was +14 in 41 GP…made Oilers/NHL Stanley Cup Playoff debut vs. Dallas in Western Conference Quarterfinal…scored 1-0-1 with 2 PIM in 6 GP.
2001-02: Scored single-season career-high 26-34-60 in 79 GP for Hamilton to finish 4th on Bulldogs scoring list…added 4-6-10 in 15 Calder Cup Playoff games…scored 55-62-117 with 112 PIM in 172 games for Hamilton from 2000-01 to 2002-03.
2000-01: Began pro career with Hamilton (AHL), scoring 12-13-25 with 28 PIM in 52 games.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons with Providence College Friars of Hockey East from 1996-97 to 1999-00, scoring more than a point per game with 56-97-153 in 147 games…concluded his career at Providence as the Friars’ 13th leading career scorer, 8th in assists & 3rd in games played.
JUNIOR: Played two seasons in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with St. Albert…reached the century mark in points with St. Albert in 1995-96, scoring 40-63-103 in 58 games.
FIRST NHL GAME: Jan. 8, 2003 vs. Anaheim.
FIRST NHL GOAL: Feb. 5, 2003 vs. Anaheim (J. Giguere).