6'0" 216 lbs. Shoots: Left
Born: October 8, 1981; Toronto, Ontario
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS: One of three Oilers (Steve Staios, Jarret Stoll) to play in all 82 games, he scored 27-14-41 with 50 PIM and was +4scored points in 33 of 82 GP and is plus or even in 62 of 82 GP2nd on Oilers in goals with 27, was 6th in scoring & 4th in plus/minus (+4)established career-highs in goals and points and equaled career-high in assists reached the 20-goal milestone for 2nd time in his career vs St. Louis (Feb. 12) 21 of his goals & 30 of his 41 points came at even strengthadded 6-5-11 on the PPnetted 3 GWGhad a career-high six-game scoring streak (5-4-9; Oct. 25-Nov. 4) ended at Dallas (Nov. 6).scored three assists, including a PPA & GWA, at St. Louis (Nov. 4), establishing a single-game career high for both points and assistsled Oilers forwards & was 3rd on team with 110 hitshad seven multiple point games and four multiple goal gamesplayed in 100th career Oilers game at Colorado (Nov. 14)registered 100th career NHL PIM vs Montreal (Dec. 15) & his 100th career Oilers PIM at Colorado (Feb. 7).
2006 PLAYOFFS: Scored 4-7-11 with 16 PIM and was +2 in 24 games as he made his Stanley Cup Playoff debutscored points in four of seven games in SCF and was 4th on Oilers scoring list vs Carolina with 1-3-45th in NHL with 47 hitsmade NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of CQF at Detroit (Apr. 21)scored 1st career playoff point with PPG in Game 3 vs Detroit (Apr. 25)had two, three-game scoring streaks with 1-2-3 (Apr. 25-29) & 1-2-3 (June 14-19)registered lone multiple-point game of post-season with 1-1-2 vs San Jose in Game 3 of CSF (May 10).
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: New York Islanders 1st choice, 5th overall, in 2000 NHL Entry Draft2004-05: Scored 21-25-46 in 67 games with the AHL's Edmonton Road Runners, tying for the team scoring leadranked 2nd in goals, assists and PPG (8), while finishing third in PIM (165) and shots on goal (173)became the first Road Runner to register a hat trick when he scored a team record four goals in a 7-3 win vs Milwaukee (Nov. 24)three of the four goals came in the third period, establishing a franchise record for most goals in a period2003-04: Scored 20-14-34 with 65 PIM and was +12 in 80 games5th on Oilers scoring list, 2nd in goals (20), 10th in assists (14), 3rd in PPG (5) & 8th in plus/minus (+12)represented Oilers at NHL YoungStars Game at the NHL All-Star Weekend in Minnesota on Feb. 7, scoring a goalmade Oilers debut in season opener vs San Jose (Oct. 9) and was named game's 2nd star after scoring his 1st career Oilers points with 1-1-2scored 1st career Oilers/NHL goal (PPG/GWG) vs San Jose (Oct. 9)t 2002-03: Played for three teams & two organizationsbegan the season as a member of NY Islanders organization & saw playing time with both the Islanders and Bridgeport (AHL)came to the Oilers on Mar. 11/03 in a trade at the NHL trade deadlinewas assigned to Hamilton Bulldogs on Mar. 12 and spent the remainder of the season and the playoffs with Edmonton's AHL affiliatewith New York he scored 0-5-5 with 10 PIM & was even in 17 gamesscored 17-15-32 in 49 games for the Sound Tigersnetted 1st career AHL hat trick vs Worcester (Jan. 30)with Hamilton he scored 1-7-8 with 14 PIM in 11 gameshelped Hamilton reach Calder Cup Final before losing in seventh game of series to Houston Aerosit was his 2nd consecutive trip to Calder Cup Final, as he reached the final with Bridgeport in 2001-02tied for 10th in scoring on Bulldogs with 6-1-7 & was +5 in 23 games2001-02: made pro debut, splitting season between Islanders & Bridgeport (AHL)scored 0-1-1 with 6 PIM in 14 games for Islandersmade NHL debut vs Anaheim on Nov. 24/01registered 1st career NHL point & PIM vs Pittsburgh on Jan. 3/02finished 11th in scoring & 6th in goals for Bridgeport with 20-10-30 in 69 gamestied for 4th in playoff scoring for Sound Tigers with 8-9-17 in 20 games as Bridgeport advanced to Calder Cup Finalscored GWG in Game 7 of AHL Eastern Conference Final vs HamiltonJUNIOR CAREER: played three seasons with the Brampton Battalion (OHL) from 1998-99 to 2000-01averaged more than a point-per-game with 111-112-223 in 185 gamesscored career-high 43-48-91 in 1999-00named to OHL all-rookie team in 1998-99 & was twice named to OHL 2nd all-star team (2000 & 2001)played in 2000 CHL Top Prospects Gameteammate of Jarret Stoll on Canadian National Jr. Team at 2001 IIHF World Jr. Championships in 2001scored 3-2-5 with 10 PIM in 7 games & tallied the bronze medal winning goal in Canada's 2-1 OT win vs Sweden.
HOW ACQUIRED: Obtained by Edmonton from New York Islanders, along with Brad Isbister, on March 11, 2003 in exchange for Janne Niinimaa and a conditional draft pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.