CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (current through 2006-07 season)
High Goal Game: 3 (1X), Oct. 22, 2005 at CBJ High Assist Game: 3 (1X), Oct. 6, 2005 at STL
2006-07: Started the season with Detroit, appearing in 58 games and tallying 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) … Marked a season-high with 2 goals on Oct. 13 vs. Buffalo … Recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist at Nashville on Nov. 25 … Tallied a pair of assists on Dec. 18 at Columbus … Had a 4-game point streak from Dec. 28 - Jan. 6, scoring a goal and 4 assists for 5 points … Scored 2 power play goals on Jan. 13 vs. Chicago, his second 2-goal effort of the season … Finished the season as a Blackhawk appearing in 20 games and tallying 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) … Made his Blackhawk debut on Feb. 27 vs. Detroit … Recorded a pair of goals, his first two as a Blackhawk, one shorthanded and one power play tally, at Detroit on March 2 … Scored a power play goal at Anaheim on March 16.
2005-06: Set career high in games (80), goals (21), assists (37) and points (58)...Led Detroit in shootout goals, scoring five times on seven chances...Averaged a career high 14:47 of ice-time per game...Notched a career high three assists 10/6/05 at St. Louis...Skated in his 100th NHL game 10/13/05 at Los Angeles...Recorded his first career hat trick 10/22/05 at Columbus, scoring all three goals in the first period...Is the first Red Wing since Brendan Shanahan (1996-97) to score three goals in one period...Scored two goals 3/19/06 at Vancouver...Played in all six of Detroit's 2006 playoff games, collecting one goal and one assist with six PIM...Missed two games due to a foot injury.
2004-05: Played for Assat Pori in Finland where he tallied 43 points in 43 games (26-17-43), which he tied for 11th best in the league.
2003-04: Played 49 games and posted new career high in assists (7), points (13) and penalty minutes (15)...Missed two games due to groin injury...Remaining 39 games were coaches decisions...Appeared in three playoff games going scoreless and finishing 'even'.
2002-03: Appeared in 16 games for Detroit averaging 10:42 minutes of ice time per game...Scored power play goal 11/3/02 vs. Dallas (Turco) to post only power play goal of the season , was also his second goal of the year...Added an assist vs. Dallas to post a two-point game...Spent majority of the season in Grand Rapids (AHL) playing 45 games and finishing fourth overall for the Griffins in scoring...Posted nine power play goals for Grand Rapids along with one shorthanded goal and two game-winners...Appeared in all 15 post-season games for Grand Rapids finishing fourth in team scoring with eight points (1-7-8).
2001-02: Appeared in 25 games establishing a new career high...Scored his first career NHL goal 3/6/02 vs. Toronto (Schwab)...Had his first career two-goal game 4/6/02 at San Jose...Played in nine of Detroit's 23 post-season games in 2002, finished playoff minus-one and took seven shots on goal....Dressed for the on-ice celebration after Detroit's Cup clinching victory after Game Five on June 13, 2002 and had the honor of hoisting the Stanley Cup on the Joe Louis Arena ice.
2000-01: Spent majority of the season playing for Cincinnati (AHL) appearing in 76 games for the Mighty Ducks...Finished season in Cincinnati second among AHL rookies in scoring with a club high 69 points (24 G + 45 A)...First season with Detroit making NHL debut 11/20/2000 vs. Nashville, registering first career point with an assist on a Martin Lapointe goal...Played five games for Detroit notching three assists and two penalty minutes...Played two of Detroit's six first round playoff games vs. Los Angeles and was scoreless...NHL playoff debut 4/21/01 vs. Los Angeles (Game Five)...Played 4/23/01 at Los Angeles (Game Six).
1999-00: Last season with Peterborough (OHL) as well as spending the previous three years there (1996-97 through 1999-2000).