Acquired: Signed as a free agent on October 1st, 2007
Drafted: NSH / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (52nd overall)
2006-07: Split the season between the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild…Had four goals and eight assists in 49 games with the Rangers…Added 18 penalty minutes…Traded to Minnesota on Feb. 9 for Pascal Dupuis…Had two goals and three assists in 23 games with the Wild…Appeared in three playoff games and had seven penalty minutes.
2005-06: Appeared in 75 games with the Nashville Predators, registering 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points, along with 40 penalty minutes…Established career-highs in assists (15), points (29), power play goals (10) and penalty minutes (40)…Tied for second on the club in game-winning goals and tied for third in power play goals (10)…Also skated in five postseason contests with the Predators, notching one goal on the power play.
2004-05: Skated in 36 games with KalPa Kuopio of the Finland-2 League, tallying 23 goals and 17 assists for 40 points, along with 28 penalty minutes...Tied for second in goals (23), tied for fourth in scoring (40 points) and ranked 11th in plus/minus rating (+22) in the league...Helped his team capture the Mestis title… Skated in seven games and notched one goal, along with two penalty minutes with Team USA at the World Championships.
2003-04: Appeared in 79 games with the Predators, notching 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points, along with 37 penalty minutes...Tied a career-high in games played (79)...Scored his first career game-tying goal with 22 seconds remaining in regulation on Mar.16 at Vancouver...Notched his first career two-goal game on Mar. 4 at Pittsburgh...Skated in his 100th career NHL game on Nov. 24 at Colorado…Missed two games due to injury/illness...Appeared in six postseason contests, recording two goals and one assist, along with two penalty minutes ... Tied for the team lead in goals (two) and points (three) in the playoffs...Tied for second on the club in postseason plus/minus (+3) and shots on goal (13)...Scored Nashville’s first-ever playoff goal 16 seconds into the franchise’s first-ever playoff game (Apr. 7 at Detroit)...Tallied the game-winning goal and an assist in Nashville’s 3-1 victory in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals (Apr. 11 vs. Detroit)…Won a bronze medal with the United States at the World Championships in the Czech Republic, registering two assists in nine games.
2002-03: Skated in 79 games with the Predators, collecting 16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points, along with 31 penalty minutes...Led all NHL rookies in power play goals (eight) and ranked third in power-play points (eight goals and four assists)...Ranked fifth in goals (16) and ninth in scoring (28 points) among NHL rookies...Established franchise records for goals by a rookie, power-play goals by a rookie and power-play points by a rookie...Nashville went 11-2-2-1 when he scored a goal...Appeared in the Topps/NHL YoungStars Game on Feb. 1, tallying one goal and one assist...Notched his first career NHL goal on Oct. 18 at New Jersey (Brodeur)...Recalled by Nashville on Oct. 16...Opened the season with Milwaukee (AHL), recording two penalty minutes in one game with the Admirals…Represented the United States at the World Championships in Finland, registering three goals and an assist in six games.
2001-02: Served as captain for the Michigan State Spartans in 41 contests, registering 19 goals and 15 assists for 34 points, along with 36 penalty minutes...Led the club in goals (19) and finished second in scoring with 34 points...Also led the team and tied for first in the CCHA with nine power-play goals...Opened the 2001-02 season by scoring a goal in MSU’s game vs. Michigan in front of 74,554 fans at MSU’s Spartan Stadium...Named to the 2002 CCHA First All-Academic team...Signed a professional contract with Nashville on March 25 after the completion of his senior season at Michigan State…Appeared in one game with the Predators...Recorded an assist in his NHL debut on Apr. 14 at Phoenix…Skated in six games with Admirals, collecting two goals and two assists, along with four penalty minutes…Finished the season with points (two goals and two assists) in four consecutive games.
2000-01: Skated in 42 games for the Spartans, recording 18 goals and 12 assists for 30 points, along with 42 penalty minutes...Led the Spartans in shorthanded goals (two)...Ranked second on the squad in goals (18) and third in points (30)...Posted one goal and one assist in MSU’s 2-0 win over Michigan in the 2001 CCHA Championship Game...Named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team.
1999-00: Appeared in 40 games with the Spartans, collecting 26 goals and 13 assists for 39 points, along with 38 penalty minutes ... Led MSU and ranked second nationally with six game-winning goals...Led the CCHA in goals (26)...Ranked fifth in the conference and second on the team in scoring with 39 points...Earned Second Team All-CCHA honors Captained the U.S. team in seven games at the World Junior Championships, notching two goals and four penalty minutes.
1998-99: Played in 36 games with the Spartans, notching 16 goals and seven assists for 23 points, along with 74 penalty minutes in his freshman year...Captured the Outstanding Rookie Award for the Spartans...Three-time CCHA Rookie of the Week winner ... Named to the 1999 NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team and the CCHA All-Rookie Team...Was a finalist for CCHA Rookie of the Year…Skated in six games for the United States at the World Junior Championships, collecting one assists and two penalty minutes.
1997-98: Captained the United States U-18 team in 71 games, registering 42 goals and 23 assists for 65 points, along with 63 penalty minutes ... Led the team with 65 points … Received the USA Achievement Award in 1998.
1996-97: Appeared in 43 games with the Bramalea Blues of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League-A (OPJHL-A), registering nine goals and 13 assists, along with 92 penalty minutes.