|BIRTHPLACE:||Regina, SK, CAN|
Goals: 3 (1 time), 11/19/06 vs. PHX
Assists: 3 (4 times), 12/23/09 vs. OTT
Points: 4 (5 times), 12/23/09 vs. OTT (1+3)
SOG: 8 (1 time), 2/4/04 vs. CAR
PIM: 27 (1 time), 3/16/07 vs. CHI
Hat Tricks: 1, 11/19/06 vs. PHX
|Compact forward plays an up-tempo, physical brand of hockey, and provides a solid net-front presence on the power play.
Nickname - “Kuni”
Played 6 NHL seasons with Anaheim, Atlanta and Pittsburgh.
Won Stanley Cup championships with Pittsburgh in 2009 and Anaheim in 2007.
Established personal highs with 14 points and 13 assists during the 2009
postseason with Pittsburgh.
Has played wing alongside Penguins center Sidney Crosby during his tenure
Finished the 2010-11 season ranked 2nd on the team with 23 goals — his 4th career 20-goal season - and 1st with Pittsburgh.
Tallied his 2nd career hat trick — and 1st as a Penguin — on Jan. 5, 2011 vs.
Tied a Pittsburgh franchise record with 4 points (1G-3A) during the 2nd period
Dec. 23, 2010 vs. Ottawa - also tied his own personal single-game highs with
3 assists and 4 points.
Originally signed with Anaheim as an undrafted free agent April 1, 2003.
Played 4 seasons at Ferris State from 1999-2003.
Finalist for Hobey Baker Award (best college player) in his senior season (2002-03).
1st Ferris State player to be named Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s (CCHA) Player of the Year.
Helped lead Bulldogs to school’s 1st-ever regular-season CCHA championship title (22-5-1 record).
Married (Maureen); 1 son (Zachary James); 1 daughter (Payton Marie).
Signed through 2011-12 season.