2005-06: Made his NHL debut on Oct. 5 at Detroit Became the fifth player in league history to score his first career goal on a penalty shot on Oct. 11 vs. Chicago Tallied a four game point streak from Feb. 12-March 5, recording nine points (2g, 7a) over the span Was two for three (66.6%) in shootout opportunities Played part of the season in Peoria, registering nine points (4g, 5a) and four penalty minutes in 11 games played.
CAREER: 2004-05: Set American Hockey League highs with the Worcester IceCats in goals (17), assists (34), points (51) and games played (79) Ranked first on Worcester with 51 points (17g, 34a) and 34 assists Was tied for first on the IceCats with 79 games played Was tied for fourth in the AHL with five short handed goals. 2003-04: Notched 25 points (12g, 13a) in 69 games with Worcester Led the IceCats, and was tied for first among all AHL rookies, with two short handed goals Ranked third on Worcester with a plus-six rating Collected three assists in 10 postseason contests for the IceCats.
JUNIOR CAREER: 2002-03: Captained the Brampton Battalion, recording 49 points (22g, 27a) along with 37 penalty minutes Ranks second all-time on Brampton's all-time scoring list with 182 career points (91g, 91a), trailing only Raffi Torres (223) Ranks second all-time on Brampton's all-time goal scoring list with 91 goals Named the Ontario Hockey League's top faceoff man for the postseason, becoming the first Battalion player to win a postseason award, winning 66.0% of his faceoffs Named the Eastern Conference's top player in the Best on Faceoffs, Best Checker, Best Defensive Forward and Best Penalty Killer categories ... Finished third in the Fastest Skater category Appeared in one playoff contest with Worcester. 2001-02: Ranked second on the team and set career highs in goals (26) and points (55) Finished his third season with the Battalion as its second-leading scorer Scored his 50th career goal on Oct. 28 at North Bay. 1999-2001: Notched the game-winning goal in the fourth and final game of the 2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals against Guelph to lead Brampton to the first playoff series victory in team history ... Finished second on the team with 30 goals in 2000-01 and set a club record with 13 powerplay goals ... Registered his 30th goal of the season in a 4-3 win against Guelph on March 11, 2001, and it was the fifth consecutive game with a goal, which is the second-longest in Battalion history behind Raffi Torres' nine-game streak ... Skated in the 2001 CHL Top Prospects Game at Calgary on Feb. 7.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Was a member of the 2003 silver medal winning Canadian National Junior Team, recording three points (1g, 2a) Was also a silver medal winner at the 2002 IIHF World Junior Championship ... Was a member of Canada's Under-18 Team that captured a gold medal at the Four Nations tournament in Slovakia in August, 2000 ... Was an assistant captain for Team Ontario in the 2000 World Under-17 Challenge, a team that won the silver medal.
TRANSACTIONS: June 23, 2001 - St. Louis' second-round selection, 57th overall.