|BIRTHPLACE:||Gatineau, QC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||PHX: 1996-24 overall|
|2009 Playoffs: Went scoreless at Pittsburgh in Game Five on Apr. 23 and vs. Pittsburgh in Game Four on Apr. 21... Recorded two assists vs. Pittsburgh in Game Three on Apr. 19... Went scoreless in Game Two at Pittsburgh on Apr. 17 and Game One at Pittsburgh on Apr. 15
2008-09 Regular Season:
- Flyers Career Regular Season Totals: 108 GP, 42-55-97, 94 PIM
- Career Regular Season Totals vs. Penguins: 28 GP, 7-17-24, 28 PIM
- 2008-09 Single Game Regular Season Highs: Goals - 2 (twice); Assists - 3 (vs. TOR, 4/3/09); Points - 4 (vs. TOR, 4/3/09); Shots - 5 (vs. NYR, 10/11/08); Plus/Minus - +2 (four times); TOI - 21:18 (@ PIT, 10/14/08).
Playoffs: Set a new Flyers franchise record for scoring in a playoff year with 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points, breaking the record of 28 points set by Brian Propp in 1987… Had points in five of the six games in the Stanley Cup Final vs. Chicago... Recorded 2 assists in Game 5 and 1 assist in Game 4... Had 2 pts (1G,1A) in Game 3... Recorded 4 pts (1G,3A - playoff career high) in Game 1… Had 3 pts (2G,1A) in Eastern Conference Finals vs. Montreal… Scored GWG in Game 2…Led Flyers with 10 pts (5G,5A) in Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Boston… Had 4 straight multi-point games with 1G,1A (4/20-5/3)… Recorded 5 pts
(2 GWGs and 3 assists) in Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey, all in final two games.
Regular Season: Finished third on the team in goals (26) and fourth in points (53)… Recorded at least a point in each of the last three games to end the season (1G,2A)… Recorded 18 points in his last 25 games (8G,10A) to end the regular season… His second goal vs. Toronto on 1/6 was his 500th career point in the NHL… Had season-high four points (2G,2A) at Colorado on 11/23… Missed one game (11/28 at Atlanta) due to flu… Missed 2 games (11/25-27) – suspension for hit on COL’s Hannan on 11/23… Missed four games (10/31-11/7) – slight right groin injury… Played in his 600th NHL game on 10/25 vs. San Jose… Recorded his 100th point (goal) as a Flyer on 10/8 vs. Pittsburgh.
Played in parts of nine NHL seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres (1997 98 through 2006-07) before joining the Flyers…Played parts of six seasons with Phoenix (1997-98 through 2002-03), recording 70 goals and 76 assists for 146 points in 258 regular season games with 146 penalty minutes…Played parts of four seasons with Buffalo (2002-03 through 2006-07), scoring 92 goals and 138 assists for 230 points in 225 regular season games… 2008-09: Posted four points (1G,3A) in six games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Pittsburgh… Recipient of the Yanick Dupre Class Guy Memorial Award winner,
selected by The Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (P.H.W.A.) to the Flyer who best exemplifies a strong rapport with the media… Has recorded at least a point in each of his final three games of the regular season (2G,2A) and 10 of his last 13 games (6G,10A)…Recorded an assist at Islanders on Apr. 11... Posted a goal at Rangers on Apr. 9... Went scoreless vs. Panthers on Apr. 7... Recorded an assist at Ottawa on Apr. 4... Posted four points (1G,3A) vs. Toronto on Apr. 3... Played his 100th game as a Flyer on Mar. 28 at NY Islanders… Posted a goal and an assist vs. New Jersey on Mar. 23... Posted
two goals at Buffalo on Mar. 20... Missed two games (Mar. 7-10) due to groin injury... Missed the previous 36 Flyers games due to a groin/stomach injury… Recorded a goal and three assists in three games while on conditioning assignment with the Phantoms... Was reassigned to the Flyers’ American Hockey League Affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, on Jan. 14 for conditioning purposes... Underwent surgical procedure on Jan. 22 to his groin/stomach area... Missed 13 games (Dec. 4-30) due to groin strain suffered on Dec. 2... Missed nine games (Nov. 13-29) due to injury... Missed six games (Oct. 24-Nov. 6) due to a torn stomach muscle…2007-08: Led team in playoff scoring with 16 points (9G, 7A)...Reached the 30-goal mark for the third time in his career…Set a new career high for power play goals in a season…Was first on the team in power play points (37, tied for fifth in the NHL) and shooting percentage (17.0% - 31 goals on 182 shots - tied for 14th in the NHL)..Was second on the team in points (72), goals (31), assists (41) and power play goals (14, tied for 11th in the NHL)...Was tied for second on the team in power play assists (23)...Recorded at least a point in each of his final seven games of the regular season (5G,5A) and in 14 of his final 15 games of the regular season...Missed final two games of the regular season due to a lower body injury...Was named First Star at NY Islanders on March 29 after scoring a power play goal and the game-determining goal in the shootout...Was named NHL's "Third Star of the Week" for the week endingMarch 23... Was named First Star vs. NY Islanders on March 23 after recording a goal and two assists and vs. NY Rangers on March 21 after scoring two goals...Posted an assist vs. Atlanta on March 18...Was scoreless at Pittsburgh on March 16, ending his seven-game point-scoring streak...Missed game vs. Buffalo on March 4 due to a shoulder sprain...Scored the game-winning goal in the shootout to give the Flyers a 4-3 win at Buffalo on Feb. 25...Was scoreless vs. Dallas on Dec. 1 ending his five-game point-scoring streak (5G,5A)...Was named NHL First Star of the Week for the ending on Nov. 25...Was named First Star at Ottawa on Nov. 24 after recording the game-winning goal and two assists...Scored a power play goal vs. Washington on Nov. 23...Was named First Star at Carolina on Nov. 21 after recording three goals and an assist, tying his career high for goals (third time) and points (second time) in a game...His third goal at Carolina on Nov. 21 was his 400th career NHL point...Was scoreless vs. NY Islanders on Nov. 12, his 500th career NHL game...Was named Third Star at Vancouver on Oct. 10 after registering a goal and two assists, his third consecutive multiple-point game...Was named Third Star at Edmonton on Oct. 6 after recording a goal and an assist...Was named First Star at Calgary on Oct. 4 after scoring two goals, including the game-winning goal, in his first game as a
Flyer...Played in parts of nine NHL seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres (1997-98 through 2006-07) before joining the Flyers…Played parts of six seasons with Phoenix (1997-98 through 2002-03), recording 70 goals and 76 assists for 146 points in 258 regular season games with 146 penalty minutes…Played parts of four seasons with Buffalo (2002-03 through 2006-07), scoring 92 goals and 138 assists for 230 points in 225 regular season games…2006-07: Recorded 32 goals and 63 assists for 95 points and 89 penalty minutes in 81 regular season games for the Buffalo Sabres…Led the Sabres in points (95, 10th in the NHL) and assists (63, seventh in the NHL)…His 32 goals, 63 assists and 95 points were all new career highs for a single season…Led the Sabres in scoring with 15 points (3G,12A) in 16 playoff games as Buffalo advanced to the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals…His 12 assists during the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs set a new Sabres record for most assists in a playoff year…The Sabres’ co-captain was voted in as an Eastern Conference starter for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game, earning All-Star Game MVP honors after posting a game-high five points (1G,4A)…2005-06: Named co-captain (along with Chris Drury) during training camp…Had two eight-game scoring streaks (Oct. 13 through Nov. 2 and Dec. 14 through Mar. 11)…Had a career-high four points (2G,2A) at Washington on March 14…Scored the Sabres’ first-ever deciding shootout goal at Tampa Bay on October 13…Played his 400th career NHL game vs. Montreal on April 18…Led the team in the 2006 Playoffs in points (19) assists (11) and was second in goals (8) in 18 games…Had an assist and scored OT game-winner in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Carolina on May 30…2004-05: Registered 16 goals and 29 assists for 45 points and 26 penalty minutes in 36 games for SC Bern (Swiss)…Was first on the team in points, goals and assists…2003-04: Led the Sabres in scoring with 65 points, tied for first in assists (37) and was second in goals (28)…Tied for the team lead with 11 power play goals…Scored his 100th career NHL goal at Washington on March 10…Played his 300th career NHL game vs. Tampa Bay on December 6…2002-03: Split the season between the Coyotes and Sabres registering 24 goals and 34 assists for 58 points and 62 penalty minutes in 82 games…Posted 12 points (7G,5A) and 12 penalty minutes in 14 games for Buffalo…Was acquired by Buffalo, along with a third round choice in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Chris Gratton and a fourth round choice in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft on March 10… Recorded 17 goals and 29 assists for 46 points and 50 penalty minutes in 68 games in Phoenix…2001-02: Set career highs in goals (32), assists (28), points (60), penalty minutes (52) and games played (78)…Led the team in goals, power-play goals (12) and power-play points (22)…Finished second on the team in points, multiplepoint games (16) and tied for second in game winning goals (5)…Reached the 20-goal and 30-goal plateau for first time…Recorded his 50th career NHL goal, a game-winning goal at Anaheim on March 27…Recorded his 100th career NHL point (assist) vs. Nashville on April 14…Nominated for the NHL’s Bill Masterson Trophy by Phoenix chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association…2000-01: Scored 11 goals and four assists for 15 points and 12 penalty minutes in 30 regular season games with Phoenix…Was second on the team with nine power-play goals…Named runner-up for NHL player of the week for January 15-21 with six points (5G,1A) in four games…Had a career-high six-game goal streak (7G,1A) from January 12-21 and tied for the second longest streak in the NHL…Appeared in 100th career NHL game vs. Edmonton on February 9…Recorded 46 points (21G,25A) and 30 penalty minutes in 30 regular season games with Phoenix’ AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons…Named to the Canadian All-Star team in the AHL All-Star Classic…Ranks second all-time on the Falcons in goals (88), third in points (217) and fourth in assists (129)…1999-2000: Appeared in 13 games for Phoenix, scoring one goal and one assist…Posted 71 points (29G,42A) and 56 penalty minutes in 58 games with Springfield, finishing tied for 12th in the AHL in scoring…1998-99:Recorded 22 points (8G,14A) and 30 penalty minutes in 64 regular season games with Phoenix…1997-98: Made his NHL debut with Phoenix vs. Colorado March 19…Scored his first NHL goal in second game at Los Angeles on March 21…Posted 92 points (36G,56A) and 42 penalty minutes in 68 games with Springfield…Finished fourth in the AHL in points (92) and goals (36) and sixth in assists (56)… Named to the Canadian All-Star team in the AHL All-Star Classic…Named AHL First Team All-Star…Was awarded the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s Rookie of the Year…Amateur Career:Played three seasons with Drummondville (1994-95 through 1996-97) in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League registering 170 goals and 246 assists for 416 points and 224 penalty minutes in 198 games…Led the team in scoring in each of his three years and in 1995-96 became the fourth player in QMJHL history (Dale Hawerchuk, Pat LaFontaine and Mario Lemieux) to lead the league in points (163), goals (67) and assists (96) in 67 games…Named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team…Named QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year and QMJHL Scholastic Player of the Year in 1994-95.