Why do you wear #19? Was a big Sakic and Yzerman fan
Pet Peeve: Tabloid magazines
Hidden Talent: Playing guitar/Cooking
BECAME A LEAF: Acquired from Anaheim with Jake Gardiner and a conditional fourth round choice in 2013 Entry Draft for Francois Beauchemin, February 9, 2011.
TRANSACTIONS: Originally Anaheim's first choice, seventh overall, in 2002 Entry Draft. Traded to Edmonton by Anaheim with Ladislav Smid, Anaheim's first round choice (later obtained by Phoenix – Nick Ross) in 2007 Entry Draft, and Anaheim's first (Jordan Eberle) and second (later obtained by NY Islanders – Travis Hamonic) round choices in 2008 Entry Draft for Chris Pronger, July 3, 2006. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton with Jason Smith for Joni Pitkanen, Geoff Sanderson and Philadelphia's third round choice (Cameron Abney) in 2009 Entry Draft, July 1, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by Philadelphia with Luca Sbisa, Philadelphia's first round choices in 2009 (later traded to Columbus – John Moore) and 2010 (Emerson Etem) Entry Drafts and future considerations for Chris Pronger and Ryan Dingle, June 26, 2009.
2011-12 SEASON: Played 66 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 67 points (25 goals, 42 assists) with 48 penalty minutes. Ranked 2nd on Maple Leafs in goals, assists, points, powerplay goals (8). Ranked 3rd on Maple Leafs in shots (191). Established careerhighs in a season for assists and points. Collected 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa. Scored 2 goals and the game-deciding shootout goal Oct. 19 vs. Winnipeg. Registered 1st Maple Leafs hat-trick with 3 goals in second period Nov. 2 at New Jersey. Became 1st Leafs player to score 3 goals in a period since Wendel Clark – Nov. 9, 1996 vs. Edmonton. Collected a season-high (tie) 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) Nov. 19 vs. Washington. Named NHL's Third Star of the Month (November) with 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 14 games. Registered a career-high 7-game point streak (Nov. 17 – 30) with 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists). Registered a 6-game point streak (Dec. 5 – 17) with 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists). Collected a season-high (tie) 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists), including 300th career NHL point Jan. 3 vs. Tampa Bay. Named NHL's Second Star of the Week (Jan. 9) with 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists) in 3 games. Played 500th career NHL game Feb. 1 vs. Pittsburgh. Collected 3 assists Jan. 19 vs. Minnesota. Scored 2 goals and was assistant captain for Team Chara at 2012 NHL All-Star game Jan. 29 at Ottawa. Collected 2 assists and set career-high with 54th point of season Feb. 4 vs. Ottawa. Left game Mar. 6 vs. Boston due to shoulder injury. Missed final 16 games (Mar. 7 – Apr. 7) due to shoulder injury. Scored 2 goals on 3 shootout attempts.
CAREER: 2010-11: Played 28 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists) with 19 penalty minutes. Played 26 games for Anaheim collecting 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) with 14 penalty minutes. Played 3 games for Syracuse (AHL) collecting 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists). Made 1st appearance in NHL game on Dec. 5 vs. Phoenix since Dec. 8, 2009 (ANA vs. DAL). Played 400th career NHL game Dec. 12 vs. NY Islanders. Acquired from Anaheim Feb. 9. Made Maple Leafs debut Feb. 10 vs. New Jersey. Collected 2 assists, including 1st Maple Leafs point, Feb. 15 at Boston. Registered a season-high (23:18) of ice-time Feb. 19 vs. Ottawa. Scored 2 goals, including 1st Maple Leafs goal Feb. 26 vs. Pittsburgh. Registered a season-high 4-game point streak (Mar. 31 – Apr. 6) with 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists). Scored 1 goal on 5 shootout attempts (entire season). Did not score on 2 shootout attempts with Maple Leafs.
2009-10: Played 23 games for Anaheim collecting 14 points (10 goals, 4 assists) with 18 penalty minutes and a (+3) rating. Missed 59 games due to a back injury that required surgery on a herniated disc Dec. 17. Collected 100th point with Anaheim (goal) Dec. 6 vs. Ottawa.
2008-09: Played 79 games for Philadelphia collecting 50 points (25 goals, 25 assists) with 58 penalty minutes. Ranked 5th on Philadelphia in points. Registered 12 multi-point games. Played 300th career NHL game Oct. 24 at New Jersey. Collected 100th career NHL assist Feb. 7 at Boston. Scored 2 goals, including 200th career NHL point (1st goal) Mar. 7 vs. Nashville. Scored 2 goals including 100th career NHL goal Mar. 28 at NY Islanders. Reached 25-goal mark for 2nd time in career (28, 2005-06). Played 6 playoff games for Philadelphia collecting 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) with 2 penalty minutes.
2007-08: Played 56 games for Philadelphia collecting 46 points (20 goals, 26 assists) with 35 penalty minutes. Registered 12-multiple-point games. Registered a five-game point-streak (Oct. 6-18) with 8 points (2 goals, 5 assists). Collected a career-high 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) and 1st career hat-trick Dec. 11 vs. Pittsburgh. Collected 2nd career hat-trick Dec. 15 vs. Carolina. Named NHL's Third Star of the Week for the period ending Dec. 16 – played 4 games collecting 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists). Scored 1st penalty shot goal of career Dec. 29 at Tampa Bay (Karri Ramo). Missed 14 games (Jan. 8 – Feb. 6) due to a mild concussion and spinal cord contusion. Missed 12 games (Feb. 17 – Mar. 11) with a right ankle sprain. Played 17 playoff games for Philadelphia collecting 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) with 2 penalty minutes. Scored GWG OT goal in GM #7 ECQF Apr. 22 at Washington.
2006-07: Played 81 games for Edmonton collecting 28 points (16 goals, 12 assists) with 45 penalty minutes. Ranked 2nd (tie) on Edmonton in goals. Collected 100th career NHL point (goal) Nov. 30 vs. Colorado. Played 200th career NHL game Jan. 12 vs. Minnesota.
2005-06: Played 81 games for Anaheim collecting 53 points (28 goals, 25 assists) with 48 penalty minutes. Established a career-high for goals. Ranked 3rd on Anaheim in goals and powerplay goals (12); and 4th in points. Ranked 1st on Anaheim in shots (296) and recorded at least 1 shot in 79 of 81 games. Collected a career-high (tie) 3 assists Jan. 9 vs. Los Angeles. Registered a career-high (tie) 3-game goal streak (Apr. 4 - 8) with 3 goals.
2004-05: Played 65 games for Cincinnati (AHL) collecting 56 points (30 goals, 26 assists) with 58 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on Cincinnati in goals and points. Played 12 playoff games for Cincinnati (AHL) collecting 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) with 27 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on Cincinnati in playoff assists and points. Selected to play in AHL All-Star Game.
2003-04: Played 75 games for Anaheim in NHL rookie season collecting 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) with 28 penalty minutes. Ranked 6th in points, 9th (tie) in goals and 5th (tie) in assists. At 20 years, 15 days in debut, became the 5th youngest Anaheim player to appear in a game in franchise history. Made NHL debut, collected 1st NHL point (assist) Oct. 8 vs. Dallas. Scored 1st NHL goal Oct. 24 vs. Buffalo (Martin Biron). Registered a hat-trick at the 2004 NHL YoungStars Game in St. Paul, Minnesota. Played 3 games for Cincinnati (AHL) collecting 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) with 2 penalty minutes.
2000-03: Played 191 career games with Medicine Hat (WHL) collecting 240 points (127 goals, 113 assists). In 2001-02 ranked 1st in WHL goals (56) & 2nd in overall points (106). Named to the WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star Team in 2002. Named to Canadian Hockey League's (CHL) First All-Star Team in 2002. Played 6 games for Canada at 2003 World Junior Championship collecting 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and won a silver medal.