|BIRTHPLACE:||Strathroy, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||BUF: 1997-156 overall|
Named Buffalo's captain for month of December 2007.
G:1; A:4**, 10/13 vs. WSH; P:4**, 10/13 vs. WSH
|CAREER: 2005-06: Led all Sabres defensemen in scoring with career highs in goals (12), assists (32) and points (44)… Tied for team lead with 5 GWG… Had three points (1+2) and was +3 vs. Toronto (4/16)... Scored GWG in OT and had two assists @ Montreal (12/1)... Scored GWG and had one assist vs. Montreal (11/25)... Had first career two-goal game vs. Washington (11/17) including the GWG for second consecutive game... Scored GWG in 4-1 win vs. New Jersey (11/15)... Scored one goal vs. NY Islanders (10/5)… 2006 PLAYOFFS: Six points (0+6) in 18 games.
2004-05: Played with Jokerit Helsinki in the Finnish League, collecting 25 points (12+13) in 44 games… 2003-04: Posted four-game scoring streak to set career high…Netted third goal of season @ Montreal (4/03) to tie career high…Recorded goal and assist @ Toronto (3/06) for second multi-point game of season…Netted first goal of season vs. Tampa Bay (2/20) to extend scoring streak to career-best four games…(Previous - from 2/19 to 2/23, 2003)…Picked up assist for third-straight game with helper vs. Florida (2/18)… Skated a few shifts at forward and at defense @ Carolina (12/29)… Appeared in his 125th career NHL game @ New Jersey (11/19)...Had shot on goal and team-high 28 shifts @ Edmonton (10/16)…Appeared in 23 shifts vs. Dallas (10/13)…Made season debut vs. N.Y. Islanders (10/11), recording one shot on goal.
2002-03: Recorded two assists, including one on Hecht’s OT/GWG, vs. Colorado (3/24)…Two points tied career best…Assisted on goal vs. Tampa Bay (3/14)…Had assist @ N.Y. Islanders (3/01)…Scored goal vs. Dallas (2/28)…Had PPA in 4-1 win @ Tampa Bay (2/23)…Assisted on Eric Boulton’s goal vs. Los Angeles (2/21)…Had lone assist on Miroslav Satan’s GWG in 2-1 (OT) win vs. Montreal (2/19)…Assisted on two goals in 5-4 win vs. N.Y. Rangers (2/15)…Had assist @ Ottawa (1/25)…Assisted on Satan’s PPG in 6-3 win vs. Carolina (1/03)…Had assist vs. Minnesota (12/28)…Assisted on Ales Kotalik’s goal in 4-2 win vs. Washington (12/07)…Had PPA in 4-1 win @ N.Y. Rangers (12/06)…Recorded first point of season with assist @ New Jersey (11/19).
2001-02: Missed final six games of season with grade-two shoulder separation…Played in a career-high 29 games, recording career-best three goals and six points…Scored tying goal and assisted on OT/GWG vs. Ottawa (3/24)…Set career high for goals in season with second of season vs. Ottawa (3/19)…Recorded second career goal vs. Montreal (3/08)…Recorded first point of season with assist on Erik Rasmussen’s first-period goal in 5-0 win @ N.Y. Islanders (3/07)…Recalled to Buffalo, 3/02…Reassigned to Rochester, 12/05…Played in 14 games with the Sabres from 10/27 to 12/04….Played first game of season @ New Jersey (10/27)….Recalled by Sabres 10/26.
With Rochester: Led Rochester defensemen and finished fifth overall with 37 points (2+35) in 45 games…Set career bests in assists and points in a season…Had three-game point streak (0+7) from vs. Hartford (2/08) to vs. Cincinnati (2/10)…Recorded 13 points (1+12) in seven games from vs. Worcester (1/30) to vs. Cincinnati (2/10)…Registered career-high four points with four assists in 5-4 OT win @ Hershey (2/09)…Played in 200th professional game @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (2/06)…Collected three assists @ Philadelphia (2/03)…Played in 150th game as an Amerk vs. Philadelphia (12/30)…Recorded 50th assist as an Amerk @ Wilkes-Barre (10/06). 2000-01: Tied for team lead in points among Amerks defensemen (32) and was eighth overall…Played eight games with Sabres…Member of 2001 AHL Canadian All-Star Team. 1999-00: Reassigned to Rochester, 1/05…Recalled from Rochester 1/02 and saw action @ Toronto (1/03)…Reassigned to Rochester, 12/29…Had assist vs. Detroit (12/28)…Recalled from Rochester, 12/20…Reassigned to Rochester, 10/27…Tallied assist on first Sabre goal in 7-3 win vs Carolina (10/22)…Recalled from Rochester, 10/18…Assigned to Rochester, 10/15…Scored first NHL/career point (PPA) and first NHL/career goal vs. Washington (10/08)…Also first career multi-point game…Played in first NHL/career games at Detroit (10/02)…Finished second in scoring among Rochester defensemen. 1998-1999: Selected OHL’s Most Outstanding Player…Won Memorial Cup with Ottawa…Led OHL defensemen in scoring with 87 points (12+75). 1997-98: Tallied 15 points in 13 games with Ottawa (OHL).