2007-08: Appeared in his sixth NHL season, his first with Anaheim…following his acquisition from Washington on Nov. 19, the Ducks went 37-19-5 for 79 points in 61 games…played in his 300th career NHL game, Mar. 26 vs. LA...recorded a season-high 13:25 TOI, Feb. 29 vs. CGY…earned his first point as a Duck (assist) in a 4-1 win, Feb. 7 @ NYR…missed seven games with a strained groin, Dec. 14-29…played 6:55 on Dec. 12 vs. VAN and posted a season-high four shots on goal after missing the previous four games with a groin strain (Dec. 5-10)…missed 11 games total throughout the course of the season due to the groin injury…made his Anaheim debut on Nov. 21 @ DAL, going scoreless with one shot in 5:14 TOI…scored his first goal of the season with Washington, Oct. 29 @ TOR…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in five of Anaheim’s six CQF games against DAL, averaging 5:28 TOI…tied his playoff career high with two shots on net in Game 1 of the CQF, Apr. 10 vs. DAL.
CAREER: Signed a one-year contract extension, June 25, 2008…2006-07: Spent his second full season with the Capitals, serving as an alternate captain…among team leaders, ranked tied for seventh in goals (7) and 11th in points (17)…also finished fourth in PIM (78)…six of his seven goals were scored at home…missed the final nine games of the regular season due to a hand injury suffered on Mar. 16 vs. TOR…scored his first career PPG, Feb. 27 vs. FLA…recorded three multiple-point games, including a two-assist night with a career-high +3 rating on Nov. 4 @ PHI…2005-06: Set career highs in goals (14), assists (16), points (30) and appearances (76)…ranked seventh on the Capitals in goals and eighth in points…led all Washington regulars with a 16.5 shooting percentage…had five multi-point contests, including three in a four-game stretch (4-2=6) from Nov. 12-19…posted a career-high three-game point streak (2-1=3), Dec. 14-18…had the first two-goal game of his career, Nov. 19 @ MTL…2004-05: Played the entire season with Portland (AHL), finishing fifth on the team in PIM (115) and sixth in points (29)…had three PPG and one SHG…established a season high with 0-3=3 points on Nov. 5 vs. Springfield…2003-04: Was limited to 30 games with Washington due to groin and lower back injuries…did not play after Jan. 7 due to a groin injury…tallied his second goal of the season and a season-best three shots in a 5-3 victory, Nov. 29 @ CBJ…missed five games with a lower back strain, Nov. 8-15…scored his first goal of the campaign, Nov. 6 @ PHI…also played in six games with Portland, Dec. 20-31…2002-03: Played his rookie NHL season with Washington…appeared in five postseason games with the Capitals, going scoreless with 10 PIM…logged a playoff-high 8:32 TOI in his playoff debut in Game 1 of the CQF, Apr. 10, 2003 @ TB…Washington was eliminated by TB in the CQF in six games…played in 72 games during the regular season, scoring 2-7=9 points…recorded his first career multiple-point game (0-2=2) in a 3-2 win, Mar. 28 @ OTT…had a career-high two-game assist streak (0-2=2), Jan. 10-11…registered the first two-game point streak of his career from Dec. 6-7 (1-1=2)…picked up his first NHL assist on Dec. 6 vs. ATL and scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 29 vs. OTT…started the season with Portland, scoring 0-5=5 points overall in five AHL games…helped Canada to a silver medal at the World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic…was tied for fourth on Team Canada with 3-3=6 points in seven games…2001-02: Made his NHL debut with Washington, appearing in seven games…was scoreless with 8:01 TOI in his first career NHL game, a 6-1 victory on Oct. 6 vs. NJ...was assigned to Moose Jaw on Oct. 22 and played the rest of the season in the WHL.
PERSONAL: Resides in his native Edmonton, Alberta during the offseason…has a 23-year-old brother and a 19-year-old sister…spends his summers golfing and fishing, his two most enjoyable hobbies…lists his father as his biggest hockey influence…supports the fight against epilepsy, donating his time and efforts to the cause…if he were cast on a reality show, he’d pick “Big Brother”…enjoys watching the National Geographic Channel and is fascinated by the series “Planet Earth”…lists eating sushi at The Cannery as his favorite Orange County dining experience…also enjoys a hearty Italian meal…lists “24” and “Entourage” as his favorite TV shows…buys most of his clothes at Nordstrom and Hugo Boss…served as a little league umpire for his first job…visited Kelowna, British Columbia and Las Vegas this past summer…cites a trip to Mexico as his most memorable vacation…has an eclectic music collection, including anything from hip hop to country, listing 50 Cent, Eminem, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw as his favorite artists.