CAREER: 2005-06:Appeared in 70 games for Buffalo… Finished with career-highs in goals (18), assists (28), and points (46)… Scored second career hat trick and added one assist in 8-5 win vs Tampa Bay (3/9)...Scored first career hat trick vs. Toronto (3/3)... Scored GWG @ Colorado (12/4)... Scored his first goal of the season in 6-1 loss @ Ottawa (11/12)... recalled from Rochester (11/3)... 2006 PLAYOFFS: 15 points (5+10) in 18 games... Scored goal @ Carolina (5/28)... Scored fourth goal of playoffs @ Carolina (5/22)... Assisted on Pominville's OT GWG @ Ottawa (5/13)... Tied Sabres record with five points (2+3) @ Ottawa (5/5)... Scored three points (1+2) @ Philadelphia (5/2).
2004-05: Appeared in 67 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL), collecting 61 points on 16 goals and 45 assists…Tied for the team lead in points during the Amerks playoff run, picking up 11 points (6+5).
2003-04: Opened and closed season in Rochester after appearing in 49 games with Buffalo…Had one two-goal game and three multi-point outings as a Sabre… Recorded goal and assists vs. Columbus (3/29)…Performance was fourth multi-point game of NHL career…Picked up fourth GWG of season with marker @ Florida (3/20)…Scored GWG 15 seconds into overtime @ Atlanta (3/17)… Recorded first two-goal game in NHL with two first-period tallies @ Toronto (3/06)… Had goal and PPA @ New Jersey (2/25)…Second multi-point game of NHL career… Scored GWG @ Carolina (1/25)… Named to Canadian roster for 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic… Had first NHL multi-point game with two assists vs. Washington (12/31)… Scored first NHL goal on backhand vs. Ottawa (12/23)…Called up from Rochester (12/13) and made NHL debut that night vs. Minnesota… At time of recall, led Amerks in scoring (9+14) in 23 games…Named October’s American Hockey League Rookie of the Month after scoring four goals and six assists in six games… Recorded first pro point/assist on GWG in 2-1 Rochester victory over Hamilton(10/10)…Scored first pro goal, the GWG, in 3-1 win over Toronto (10/24)…Also had assist in that game for first multi-point night as pro… 2004 Playoffs: Scored third goal of series vs. Milwaukee (5/26)…Netted PPG vs. Milwaukee (5/22)…Recorded goal in game two win over Milwaukee (5/20)… Recorded two assists in win over Syracuse (4/25) and two more assists in game seven win over Syracuse (5/01)…Credited with assist vs. Syracuse (4/23)…Picked up first professional playoff goal in win over Syracuse (4/28)… Scored first professional playoff point with assist @ Syracuse (4/17).
2002-2003: Scored three points (1+2) in six games for Team Canada in the 2003 Under-20 World Championships…Won 59-of-82 faceoffs in helping Team Canada to silver medal …Won Stafford Memorial Trophy as most valuable player in leading Kitchener to the Memorial Cup…Named to Memorial Cup…All-Star TeamScored in 20 of the Rangers’ 21 postseason games…Opened playoffs with seven-game scoring streak (3+12) and closed playoffs with 13-game streak (6+11)…Ranked second in Ontario Hockey League with 32 postseason points…Scored go-ahead goal in Game Five of OHL Finals…Finished 18th in OHL in scoring with 78 points… Finished third in voting for OHL’s Most Outstanding Player award…Scored goal to lead OHL’s Western Conference team to win in Hershey Cup All-Star Series.
2001-02: Scored a team- and career-best 89 points (43+46) for Kitchener…43 goals set career high…Finished 11th in OHL scoring race…Finished seventh in OHL in goals (43) and PP goals (7)…Led team with three PPGs vs. Guelph (3/10)…Scored a goal in five-straight games (7) from 1/08 to 1/17…Member of OHL Western Conference All-Star team.
2000-01: Scored 80-or-more points (42+39) for second-straight season at Kitchener.
1999-2000: Recorded 34 goals and 53 assists in first season at Kitchener to lead Rangers…Ranked 10th (tie) in OHL scoring race…Named Kitchener’s MVP…Selected to All-Rookie Team by Canadian Hockey League…Led CHL rookies in scoring (34+53)… Named Emms Family Award winner as OHL’s Rookie of the Year…Chosen to OHL All-Rookie Team.