Feisty, energetic winger that plays with a physical edge and excels on penalty kill.
Often used in a shutdown role against opposing teams’ top forward units.
Nickname - “Cookie”
13-year NHL veteran has played over 800 career games with Vancouver, Washington and Pittsburgh.
Won Stanley Cup title with Pittsburgh in 2009.
Was a key member of the Penguins’ No. 1-ranked penalty killing unit in 2010-11 — the first time Pittsburgh has finished the regular season with the NHL’s top PK unit. He ranked T-10th in the league in shorthanded goals (3), T-2nd in shorthanded assists (3) and T-5th in shorthanded points (6).
Ranked 2nd on the team and led all Penguins forwards with 192 hits in 2010-11.
Has 301 points (126G-175A) and plus-50 rating in NHL career.
Hit double digits in goals 9 times in career.
Topped 30-point mark 6 times in career.
His best season was 2002-03 with Vancouver when he posted career highs in goals (15), assists (27), points (42) and plus-minus rating (+21).
Originally drafted by Vancouver (6th round, 144th overall, 1997 NHL Entry Draft)
and broke into NHL in 1999-2000.
Represented Canada at 2004 World Championships and 1998 World Junior Championships.
Played 4 years in Ontario Hockey League, split between Windsor and Kingston
Married (Michelle); 2 daughters (Gabby, Reece); 1 son (Jackson).
Sponsors Cooke Foundation for Hope (www.foundationofhope.ca), which brings children to hockey games who otherwise would not have been able to attend.