Finished the season appearing in a career-high 81 games with 34 points (13G, 21A), and 24 PIM...had seven multi-point games...had three assists and named 1st star on Oct. 17 vs NSH... scored 1st goal of season on Oct. 25 vs VAN...had a goal and two assists on Nov. 19 vs CHI...scored twice on Nov. 22 @ NSH...had a goal and assist on Nov. 25 @ MIN...had 2 assists on Dec. 2 vs CBJ...scored his 1st goal since Nov. 25 on Dec. 29 @ MIN...had a goal and assist on Feb. 11 @ OTT...collected a goal and assist on Mar. 5 @ ANA.
Finished the season appearing in 47 games with 27 points (9G, 18A), -1 and 46 PIM...was T-7th on team in scoring...had four multi-point games...named 13th Captain in Oilers history... scored a goal on Oct. 7 vs CGY...scored 2nd goal of the year on Oct. 10 vs FLA...continued his point streak with an assist on Oct. 14 @ MIN...collected his 4th point in first 5 games with a goal on Oct. 21 vs MIN...posted 2 assists on Oct. 29 @ CHI...left game early on Dec. 7 vs ANA with knee injury...returned from injury on Jan. 20 vs DAL...posted 2 assists on Jan. 25 @ PHX...had a goal and 2 assists and was named 1st star on Feb. 15 vs DAL...had an assist and 20 PIM on Feb. 17 vs MTL...had 2 assists including his 400th career NHL point on Mar. 3 vs CBJ...injured on March 13 @ PIT and missed the remainder of the season.
Finished the season with 36 points (13G, 23A), -29 and 51 PIM...was 5th on team in scoring, T-5th in assists...had five multi-point games...had 16 points in last 22 games of the season...scored a goal and added two assists on Oct. 29 vs. DET...posted an assist and had a season high 26:16 of ice time on Nov. 16 @ CBJ...scored a goal and added an assist on Nov. 23 vs. PHX...scored the shootout winner on Dec. 5 @ DAL...scored a goal and the shootout winner (2nd straight game) and was 2nd star on Dec. 7 @ FLA...scored the GWG on Dec. 11 @ STL... played in his 600th NHL game on Jan. 7 vs. CBJ...scored GTG and was named game’s 2nd star on Mar. 11 @ MTL...scored a goal and an assist and was +2 on Mar. 21 vs. SJ...had 2 assists on Apr. 5 vs. MIN.
Finished the season with 53 points (17G, 36A), 39 PIM and a +7 in 80 GP...was 2nd on Oilers in scoring, 3rd in assists and 4th in goals...won 53.9% of his faceoffs to lead the team...finished 1st in NHL with 1756 faceoffs & 1st in faceoffs won with 947...has established new Oilers single-season record for most faceoffs and faceoffs won. Won 7 of 14 faceoffs at PHX (Mar. 26) to establish a new Oilers record for most faceoff wins in a season and set the new team record for most faceoffs in a season at ANA (Mar.27). Todd Marchant held the previous Edmonton records with 843 wins and 1593 faceoffs in 1999-00...ranked 11th in TOI among NHL forwards, averaging 21:21 minutes per game...had 11 MP games and 9 MA games...8 of his 16 goals & 21 of his 53 points came on the powerplay...scored season-high 1-2-3 at STL (Nov. 29) & at CBJ (Nov. 18)... had six-game scoring streak (2-7-9; Nov. 26-Dec. 6) ended vs FLA (Dec. 11)...played 500th Oilers NHL game vs DET (Nov. 20)...became 14th player in Oilers history to score 300 career points with 1-2-3 at STL (Nov. 29). 300th point was a goal at 2:59 of 3rd period on Manny Legace...scored two assists vs DAL for 6th MPG. 2nd assist was his 200th career Oilers/NHL assist...scored PPA at PHX (Mar. 26) for his 332nd career Oilers/NHL point, moving past Craig MacTavish into sole possession of 13th place on Oilers all-time scoring list.
Despite missing 29 games due to injury, he finished 2nd in scoring on the Oilers with 21-29-50 in 53 games...was +1 with 30 PIM...scored points in 30 of 53 GP & was plus or even in 35 of 53 GP...averaged 22:13 minutes of ice time per game to finish 1st among Oilers forwards & 3rd on the team...led forwards in ice time in 43 of his 53 games, including season-high 26:01 at Florida (Jan. 24)...one of four alternate captains for the Oilers...was 2nd in goals multiple point games (15), 4th in assists & PPG (6)...placed on NHL IRL on Feb. 5 with a left shoulder injury and missed 29 games (Feb. 1-Apr. 3)...underwent surgery on the shoulder on Feb. 6...named to Western Conference All-Star Team on Jan. 10 for his 1st NHL All-Star Game appearance...was scoreless with five shots & was -2 in 17:25 of ice time at Atlanta...won the fastest skater award in the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills competition on Jan. 26, posting a time of 4.673 in the preliminary round to advance to the final, where he beat Brian Campbell of the Buffalo Sabres... reached the 20-goal milestone for the 2nd time in his career with two goals at WAS (Jan. 17)...scored his 100th career Oilers/NHL goal vs NYI (Jan. 7) to become 15th player in Oilers history to score 100-plus goals... moved into 15th place on the Oilers career scoring list with an assist at CGY (Oct. 20)...is five points shy of 14th place held by Dave Hunter (119-171-280... had career-high eight-game scoring streak (6-7-13; Nov. 28-Dec. 11)...the streak was the 2nd longest of the season by an Oiler...also put together a six-game scoring streak (5-7-12; Jan. 5-17)... scored points (5-10-15) in 8 of 11 games (Jan. 5-29), with multiple-point games in six of the eight games... was 5-7 on shootouts & had 3 deciding goals (Nov. 20 vs VAN, Dec. 11 at STL & Jan. 24 at FLA)...registered 300th career Oilers/NHL PIM vs PHI (Oct. 6).
Scored 16-35-51 with 56 PIM and was -22 in 80 GP...4th on Oilers scoring list & was 3rd in goals, 2nd in assists & 2nd in GWG...led Oilers in takeaways with 75...tied his single-season high for games played with 80 (2003-04)... won 50.6% of his face-offs to place 4th on Oilers... scored five GWG, including three of the team’s final seven GWG of the season...3rd on Oilers with 11 multiple-point games...scored 200th career Oilers/NHL point with an assist at PHX (Dec. 21) and played in his 400th career Oilers/NHL game at COL (Feb. 3)...twice had nine shots on goal; Jan. 2 vs FLA & Mar. 1 at MIN.
Established single-season career-highs in goals, assists and points, finishing 2nd on Oilers scoring list with 22-51-73 in 79 GP...1st in GWG (5), 2nd in assists (51), 3rd in goals (22) & 2nd in PIM (85)...8th in NHL in shorthanded scoring with 3-3-6, 19th in SHG & 6th in SHA...scored 1st career Oilers/NHLhattrickin3-1winatPIT(Jan.11)...scored4assistsvsDET(Nov.17) toestablishsingle-game career highs for assists & points...all 4 assists came in the 3rd period, tying an Oilers team record for most assists in a period...registered his 1st career 20-goal season when he scored GWG in OT vs CGY (Mar. 16)... scored his 100th career Oilers/NHL assist vs OTT (Jan. 14)...finished tied for 4th place in NHL playoff scoring race & was 2nd on Oilers scoring list with 7-12-19 in 24 games as Oilers advanced to Stanley Cup Final.
Played with Mora IK of the Swedish Elitserien...led Mora and tied for third place in league scoring race with 19-27-46 in 50 games...finished 5th in the Elitserien in goals and was 6th in PIM (117).
Scored 15-25-40 with 73 PIM in 80 games...4th on Oilers scoring list, 6th in goals & 4th in assists...2nd on Oilers in SH scoring (2-1-3)...named Oilers Outstanding Defensive Forward... scored his 100th career Oilers/NHL point with a goal at ANA (Feb. 25).
6th on Oilers scoring list with 12-21-33 in 78 games ...played in the 2003 NHL YoungStars Game at Florida (Feb. 1)...involved in nine GWG (3-6- 9)...tied for Oilers post-season scoring lead with 3-1-4 & 6 PIM in 6 playoff games.
Reached the 20-point mark for 1st time in career, scoring 8-14-22 with 18 PIM in 61 games...2000-01: Scored 9-7-16 with 10 PIM and was +8 in 49 games with Edmonton in his rookie season...15th among NHL rookies in goals (9) and 7th in plus/minus (+8)... scored his first Oilers/NHL goal at DAL (Dec. 13/00)...made his Oilers/NHL Stanley Cup Playoff debut vs DAL in 2001 Western Conference Semi-Final...began the 2000-01 season in Hamilton (AHL) and was recalled from the Bulldogs on Dec. 4...was Hamilton’s leading scorer at time of his recall with 10-18-28 with 19 PIM and –7 in 24 games...named to Canadian All-Star Team for the 2000-01 AHL All-Star Game, but did not play due to his call-up by the Oilers...named AHL’s Rookie-of-the-Month for November, 2000.
Played four seasons (1996-97 to 1999-00) with Michigan State (CCHA), scoring 50-102-152 with 190 PIM in 155 career games with the Spartans...a 1999-00 Hobey Baker Award finalist, he was also an NCAA All-American & was named CCHA Player of the Year & CCHA Best Defensive Forward...won CCHA scoring title in 1999-00 with 8-36-44.
Earned his 2nd consecutive gold medal with Team Canada at 2004 IIHF World Championships in Prague...tied for 10th in tournament scoring race with 3-4-7 in 9 GP & was +4 with 8 PIM...one of six Oilers to help Team Canada win the gold medal at the 2003 World Championships in Finland...made his international debut, scoring 3-4-7 in 9 GP to finish 3rd in scoring on Team Canada.