|BIRTHPLACE:||Repentigny, QC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||BUF: 2001-55 overall|
2008-09: Played in all 82 games for third-straight season ... Multi-point games: 18 ... Most multi-point games on Sabres ... Sabres active leader with 251 consecutive games played ... Registered 100th career NHL assist @ NYI (10/13) ... Scored 200th career NHL point (goal) vs. TB (12/10) ... Played 300th career NHL game vs. NJ (4/4) ... Had a season-high eight-game point streak in which he scored 13 points (2+11) beginning @ OTT (3/17) and ending @ WSH (4/3).
|2005-06: Played in 57 games for the Sabres… Scored 30 points (18+12) in his rookie year… Scored 18th goal of the season vs. TOR (4/16)... Scored empty-net goal and assisted on Hecht's GWG vs. Philadelphia (2/2)... Scored SH game-winning goal @ Atlanta (1/31)... Had two points (1+1), including GWG @ Toronto (1/26)... Scored first career hat trick vs. Los Angeles (1/14)... Collected two assists vs. Anaheim (12/8) for second straight multi-point game, and third in his last four games... Had goal and assist @ Colorado (12/4)... Had two assists, including one on Brian Campbell's GWG @ Montreal (12/1)... Scored first career NHL goal on Olaf Kolzig in 3-2 Buffalo win @ Washington (11/27)... Recalled to Buffalo (11/26)… Was the AHL's leading goal scorer at time of recall with 19 goals in 18 games… Was also tied for first with nine power-play goals and ranked fourth in the AHL in points with 26 (19+7)... Tied an Amerks franchise record with five goals against Cleveland on 10/21... Played second career NHL game vs. Montreal (11/4)... 2006 PLAYOFFS: 10 points (5+5) in 18 games... Led all NHL rookies in playoff scoring… Two assists @ Carolina (5/20)... Scored shorthanded OT game/series winning goal @ Ottawa (5/13)... Had two points (1+1) @ Philadelphia (5/2)... Scored his first three playoff goals and added one assist vs. Philadelphia (4/24).
2004-05: Missed 2005 Calder Cup playoffs due to a broken ankle…Appeared in 78 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL), collecting 68 points (30+38)…Collected three assists for the second-straight game on 3/19 at Syracuse…Scored three goals against St. John’s @ HSBC Arena on 4/3… Collected three points (2+1) @ Cleveland on 2/17…Picked up two goals @ San Antonio on 124…Scored two goals @ Binghamton on 11/6.
2003-04: Led Rochester with 34 goals, 22 coming on power play…Led AHL with 22 PPG…Ranked fourth in league in goals and 14th in points…Named Sher-Wood American Hockey League Player of the Week on March 1 after recording five goals and one assist in three games…Netted hat trick vs. Syracuse (2/29)…Had missed 12 games with injury…Named starter for Canadian team at 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic…Missed game due to injury…Reassigned to Rochester, 12/29…Made NHL debut @ Washington (12/27) and took three shots … Recalled to Buffalo, 12/ 26…Recorded two goals and assist in win over Albany that night…Led Rochester with 14 goals, 10 on PP, in 31 games at time of recall…Also credited with 14 assists…Scored Americans’ first goal of the season vs. Hamilton (10/10)…Had two-point game vs. Toronto (1+1, 10/24), vs. Hamilton (1+1, 10/31), Hamilton (1+1, 11/23), @ Houston (1+1, 1/04), Cleveland (1+1, 1/16), Binghamton (1+1, 3/12)…Netted two PPGs @ Hershey (10/25)… Picked up two goals and assist vs. St. John’s (3/14)…Outing was part of four-game scoring streak (4+3)…Had goal and two assists vs. Manitoba (3/28)…2004 Playoffs: Ranked fifth in points in AHL and tied for second in goals and ninth in assists…Tied for lead with five PPG…Credited with two PPGs vs. Milwaukee (5/23)…Picked up assist in games one and two vs. Milwaukee (5/18 & 5/20)…Scored three goals in game three win over Hamilton (5/08)…Added PPG in game four triumph (5/09)…Recorded goal and assist in game seven win over Syracuse (5/01)…Netted two PPGs in win over Syracuse (4/25) and added another PP marker vs. Syracuse (4/28).
2002-2003: Scored first professional/Amerk playoff goal vs. Milwaukee (4/12)…Goal was first of game in 6-3 Amerks’ win…Finished season with 34 (13+21) points, ranking seventh on Amerks… Recorded first two-goal game of professional career @ Syracuse (12/28)…Recorded first multi-point game (1+1) of career vs. Binghamton (11/16)…Named November’s Mary Cariola VIP Player of the Month for community service…Scored first professional goal @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (10/30)…Made Rochester debut vs. Albany (10/11).
2001-02: Finished second in points for Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)…Registered career-high 121 points (57+64) in 66 games…Led team with career-best 57 goals and was tied for league lead in goals…Seventh in league in points…Second-straight season topping the 100-point plateau…First Team All-Star and received league award for most sportsmanlike player…Selected CHL Third Team All-Star at left wing…Played for Robert-Lebel Conference All-Star Team at 2002 CHL All-Star Cup in Ottawa…Scored goal in QMJHL’s 4-2 victory over OHL’s Eastern Conference All-Stars.
2000-01: Finished second full season with Shawinigan with 113 points (46+67) in 71 games…Set career highs for assists and games played…Helped lead Cataractes to first overall in league…Finished third in team scoring race and was 10th in QMJHL in points…Among league leaders in goals (10th) and assists (14th)…Registered 12 points (6+6) in 10 postseason games…Invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Development Camp for 2002 World Junior Championships…Played for Robert-Lebel Conference All-Star Team at 2001 CHL All-Star Cup in Montreal…Named QMJHL Player of the Week for the period ending 11/26 (6+3)…Posted 18-game scoring streak with 32 points (12+20) from 12/17 to 2/17…Recorded two hat tricks (9/29 and 11/24)…Posted second-longest scoring streak of season with 35 points (12+23) in 19 consecutive games from 9/25 to 11/05…Played for Team Cherry at 2001 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary…Scored 12 points (6+6) in 10 postseason games.
1999-00: Finished first full season in QMJHL with 21 points (4+17) in 60 games…Appeared in 13 playoff games and registered two goals and three assists.
1998-99: Played in two games with Shawinigan.