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Height: 6' 1"
Born: Nov 1, 1983
Birthplace: North York, ON, Canada
Games missed due to injury: five; three illness (12/20-12/23), two illness (4/3-4/4)
Recorded an assist in his 400th NHL game vs. ANA (10/13)
Scored a goal vs. NYR (2/20) for his 300th career NHL point
Had three separate three-game point streaks (11/11-11/15, 2/19-2/22, 3/30-4/6)
Notched two assists and tied his career high with a plus-4 rating vs. VAN (2/26).
ECAC First All-Star Team (2005) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2005) ECAC Second All-Star Team (2006)
Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, September 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 6, 2009. Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 1st (later traded to Ottawa Ottawa selected Colin White) in 2015 Entry Draft and 2nd (Brendan Guhle) round choices in 2015 Entry Draft for Thomas Vanek, October 27, 2013. Traded to Minnesota by Buffalo with Cody McCormick for Torrey Mitchell, Winnipeg's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Washington Washington selected Vitek Vanecek) in 2014 Entry Draft and Minnesota's 2nd round choice in 2016 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2014.