2005-06: Played in 73 games, second most of his career, and the most since skating in 76 contests in 2000-01 Finished with 13 points (5g, 8a), the second highest total of his six-year career (15 in 2000-01) Led the team with 129 hits, tied for 20th among all NHL forwards Missed six games due to a back injury, Oct. 19-29 ... Missed three games due to a knee injury, Nov. 12-16 ... Scored a short-handed goal on Nov. 27 vs. Vancouver for his first point of the year Played in his 300th career NHL game on Dec. 9 at New Jersey Logged a season high 15:45 of ice time on Dec. 18 at NY Rangers Scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left in regulation on April 3 vs. Chicago. Playoffs: Racked up an Avalanche playoff record 27 penalty minutes in game one of the conference semifinal on May 5 at Anaheim (The overall franchise record is 31 PIM set by Quebec's Kim Clackson in 1981).
CAREER: 2004-05: Played in 18 games for MODO in Sweden and led the club with 106 penalty minutes. 2003-04: Led the Avalanche with two shorthanded goals for the season ... Scored his second career shorthanded goal on Oct. 23 vs. Edmonton and would notch his third on Nov. 28 at Edmonton ... Matched his career-high with two points (1g, 1a) on Jan. 6 vs. Columbus, his third career multiple-point game and first even strength goal of the season ... Had a season-high four shots, including a goal on Jan. 15 vs. Dallas ... Had a two-game assist streak twice: Jan. 21-22 and April 2-4 ... Missed 14 games with a concussion suffered Jan. 29 at Los Angeles ... Returned to the lineup on March 3 vs. Vancouver ... Suffered a dislocated shoulder on March 12 at Phoenix ... Returned to the lineup on April 2 at Columbus after missing nine games ... Playoffs: Collected his first career shorthanded playoff goal in game two of the conference quarterfinal on April 9 vs. Dallas.
2002-03: Began the year recovering from a fractured leg suffered during the 2002 playoffs ... Matched his career best goal total from 2001-02 (6) Played in his 200th NHL game on Jan. 28 at Columbus 2001-02: Set personal highs in goals with six ... Was plus or even in 51 of 58 games and was not on the ice for an opponent's goal for first 20 games of the season ... Recorded eight hits in first 2:53 of icetime on Oct. 9 at Vancouver (finished with 10) ... Recorded a career-best three-game goal streak from Feb. 9-13. ... Playoffs: Recorded a series-high eight hits in game seven of the conference quarterfinal on April 29 vs. Los Angeles ... Ranked fifth on the team in postseason hits (72) ... Missed final two games with a broken leg suffered in game five of the conference final on May 27 at Detroit. 2000-01: Spent his first full season in the NHL ... Led the team in hits (199) ... Recorded an assist on Oct. 4 at Dallas ... Registered his first goal of the season on the powerplay on Oct. 18 at Columbus ... First career multi-point game on Nov. 3 vs. Carolina (2a) ... Notched his first career game-winning goal Dec. 21 vs. Los Angeles ... Missed one game with a sprained knee injury suffered on Feb. 19 at Pittsburgh Playoffs: Appeared in all 23 playoff games and helped the Avalanche capture the Stanley Cup ... Played in his first career postseason game in game one of the conference quarterfinal on April 12 vs. Vancouver and tallied his first career playoff point (assist) ... Posted his first career playoff goal in game three of conference quarterfinal on May 16 at St. Louis. 1999-2000: Began the season in Colorado and made his NHL debut on Oct. 5 at Nashville before being reassigned to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League on Oct. 13 ... Would be recalled and reassigned on four more occasions ... Registered his first career point (assist) on Oct. 10 at New York Islanders and posted his first career goal (Dan Cloutier) on March 4 vs. Tampa Bay Set minor pro bests in goals (28), assists (31) and points (59) averaging better than a point per game ... His 28 goals ranked third on the squad ... Participated in the AHL All Star Classic in Rochester, NY as a member of PlanetUSA and recorded an assist Won the Lester Kinney Award for most improved player in Hershey.
MINOR CAREER: 1998-99: Played in 65 games with Hershey, recording 20 points (4g, 16a) along with 95 penalty minutes Led the Bears in goals (3) and points (4) during the 1999 Calder Cup Playoffs. 1997-98: Made his professional debut with Hershey and played in 24 games, registering five points (1g, 4a) and 25 penalty minutes.
JUNIOR CAREER: 1997-98: Played in 35 games with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, notching 27 points (12g, 15a) along with 39 penalty minutes. 1996-97: Played his first season of juniors with Oshawa, recording 28 points (15g, 13a) and 58 penalty minutes in 60 games played Helped the Generals capture the OHL championship.
COLLEGE CAREER: Spent two seasons (1994-96) playing for the Army, amassing 89 points (41g, 48a) and 42 penalty minutes in 67 games played.
BACKGROUND: Splits time in the summer between his native Elk River, Minn., and Denver ... Started his own charity group called Hinote's Heroes ... Also participates in the Podein Foundation, started by former Avs teammate and former Blue Shjon Podein ... Donates time to hockey camps in his hometown ... Voted as one of Denver's "Hottest Singles" in 5280 Magazine in 2001 ... Attended the United States Military Academy at West Point for one year before deciding to pursue a hockey career full time ... Had aspirations of becoming an FBI agent and remains interested in doing so after hockey ... Enjoys golfing and fishing ... Favorite other sport is football (Minnesota Vikings) ... Favorite athlete: Cam Neely ... Lists the Star Wars trilogy as his favorite movies ... First job was waiting tables at a Perkins Restaurant.
TRANSACTIONS: July 3, 2006 - Signed by St. Louis as a free agent June 22, 1996 - Colorado's ninth choice, 167th overall.