As a child, what was your dream job? Hockey player or electrician
Pet Peeve: Traffic!
Favourite offseason activity: Spending time on the water
BECAME A LEAF: Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2012.
TRANSACTIONS: Originally St. Louis' first choice, 57th overall, in 2001 Entry Draft. Traded to Colorado by St. Louis with Erik Johnson and St. Louis' first round choice (Duncan Siemens) in 2011 Entry Draft for Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and Colorado's second round choice (Ty Rattie) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 19, 2011.
2011-12 SEASON: Played 80 games for Colorado collecting 17 points (10 goals, 7 assists) with 31 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on team in shorthanded ice-time at (3:06) per game. Reached 10-goal mark for the 3rd time in career (11 in 2009-10, 12 in 2008-09). Consecutive games played streak of 275 games ended Nov. 10 vs. NY Islanders. Marked 1st time missed a game since Mar. 4, 2008 vs. Los Angeles. Collected a season-high 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh. Scored 4th career shorthanded goal Nov. 30 vs. New Jersey. Played 500th career NHL game Dec. 8 at Calgary.
CAREER: 2010-11: Split season between St. Louis and Colorado. Played 56 games for St. Louis collecting 16 points (6 goals, 10 assists) with 18 penalty minutes. Traded to Colorado Feb. 18. Played 24 games for Colorado collecting 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) with 12 penalty minutes. Played in each game possible for St. Louis and Colorado. Recorded 1st career hat-trick Oct. 30 vs. Atlanta. Went 11-for-11 on faceoffs on Nov. 11 vs. Nashville. Became only St. Louis player in team history to go unblemished on at least 10 draws since NHL began keeping faceoff statistics. Made Colorado debut Feb. 19 at San Jose. Scored 1st goal with Colorado, collected an assist and was (+3) Apr. 1 at Phoenix.
2009-10: Played 82 games for St. Louis collecting 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) with 22 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st among all NHL forwards in total shorthanded minutes (306:53) and shorthanded icetime per game (3:44). Ranked 9th in NHL faceoffs taken. Ranked 1st on team in faceoff wins (701). 1 of 3 St. Louis players to play in all 82 games. Ranked 2nd (tie) on team in game-winning goals (3).
2008-09: Played 82 games for St. Louis collecting 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) with 29 penalty minutes. Established a career-high for goals. Ranked 1st among all NHL forwards in shorthanded icetime (315:08). Played in all 82 games for 1st time in career. Registered a career-high 3-game goal-streak (Feb. 24 - 28) with 3 goals. Collected 100th career NHL point (goal) Feb. 3 at Columbus. Played 300th career NHL game Mar. 20 at Calgary. Played 4 playoff games for St. Louis collecting 4 penalty minutes. Made NHL playoff debut in GM #1 WCQF Apr. 15 at Vancouver.
2007-08: Played 81 games for St. Louis collecting 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists) with 26 penalty minutes. Scored 1st road penalty shot goal in St. Louis franchise history Dec. 9 at Colorado (Jose Theodore). Played 200th career NHL game Feb. 5 vs. Tampa Bay.
2006-07: Played 81 games for St. Louis collecting 36 points (8 goals, 28 assists) with 55 penalty minutes. Established career-highs for assists, points and penalty minutes. Played 100th career NHL game Dec. 19 at Pittsburgh. Collected a career-high 19 penalty minutes Dec. 26 at Nashville. Twice registered a career-high 6-game point streak (Jan. 6 – 18) with 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) and (Mar. 27 – Apr. 5) with 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists). Played 9 games for Canada at IIHF World Championship collecting 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists). Scored the fastest Canadian goal from the start of a World Championship game – 8 seconds into a game May 7 vs. Team USA. Won gold medal with Canada.
2005-06: Played 67 games for St. Louis collecting 27 points (6 goals, 21 assists) with 30 penalty minutes. Played 11 games for Peoria (AHL) collecting 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists) with 4 penalty minutes. Played 4 playoff games for Peoria collecting 2 assists with 2 penalty minutes. Made NHL debut Oct. 5 at Detroit. Became the 5th player in NHL history to score 1st career goal on a penalty shot Oct. 11 vs. Chicago (Nikolai Khabibulin).
2004-05: Played 79 games for Worcester (AHL) collecting 51 points (17 goals, 34 assists) with 45 penalty minutes. Scored 5 shorthanded goals. Ranked 1st on team in assists and points. Ranked 1st (tie) on team in games played.
2003-04: In 1st professional season played 69 games for Worcester collecting 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) with 20 penalty minutes. Played 10 playoff games for Worcester collecting 3 assists.
2002-03: Played 45 games for Brampton (OHL) collecting 49 points (22 goals, 27 assists) with 37 penalty minutes. Ranked 3rd on team in goals. Brampton's team captain for this season. Finished junior career ranked 2nd on Brampton in all-time scoring with 182 points (91 goals, 91 assists) and trailed only Raffi Torres (223). Named OHL Eastern Conference's top player in the "Best on Faceoffs", "Best Checker", "Best Defensive Forward", and "Best Penalty Killer" categories. Played 1 playoff game for Worcester. Played 11 playoff games for Brampton collecting 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists) with 11 penalty minutes. Played 6 games for Canada at IIHF World Junior Championship collecting 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) with 4 penalty minutes. Won a silver medal with Canada.
2001-02: Played 61 games for Brampton collecting 55 points (26 goals, 29 assists) with 43 penalty minutes. Ranked 2nd on team in goals and points. Played 7 games for Canada at IIHF World Junior Championship collecting 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) with 2 penalty minutes. Won a silver medal with Canada.
2000-01: Played 66 games for Brampton collecting 49 points (30 goals, 19 assists) with 61 penalty minutes. Ranked 2nd on team in goals. Played in 2001 CHL Top Prospects Game. Played 9 playoff games for Brampton collecting 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) with 10 penalty minutes. Won a gold medal with Canada's Under-18 Team at Four Nations tournament in Slovakia – August, 2000.
1999-00: In 1st OHL season played 63 games for Brampton collecting 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) with 34 penalty minutes. Played 6 playoff games for Brampton collecting 4 assists with 8 penalty minutes. Won a silver medal as an assistant captain for Team Ontario at 2000 World Under-17 Challenge.