|BIRTHPLACE:||Huntsville, ON, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||CHI: 1994-14 overall|
First NHL game: Nov. 11, 1995 at Washington (with Chicago)br /> First NHL goal: Oct. 5, 1996 at Washington (with Chicago)br /> First NHL assist: April 12, 1996 at Detroit (with Chicago)br /> Most points, game: 3, 8x’s (Last: Jan. 18, 2009 vs. Phoenix)br /> Most goals, game: 3, Jan. 18, 2009 vs. Phoenix
Most assists, game: 3, March 20, 1999 vs. Vancouver
Longest point streak: 8, Dec. 3 to Dec. 21, 2005: 3-8=11
Longest goal streak: 3, March 14 to March 19, 2004: 4g
Longest assist streak: 6, Dec. 10 to Dec. 21, 2005: 7a
Career power-play goals: 8, Last: Jan. 3, 2008 at Nashville
Career short-handed goals: 17, Last: April 5, 2010 vs. Minnesota
Career game-winning goals: 26, Last: Oct. 9, 2010 at San Jose
Career penalty shots: None
Career overtime goals: 2, Last: Oct. 9, 2010 at San Jose
Career shootout goals/attempts: 0/1 (0 percent)br /> Career plus-minus: -12
|2010-11: Served as an alternate captain for Columbus…Played in 900th NHL game March 22, 2011 at Colorado…Second career OT game-winner Oct. 9, 2010 at San Jose (lone goal of the season)…Missed more than 40 games during the season due to injury.
2009-10: Led Edmonton (tied for fifth in NHL) in SHG (3)…Tied for third on club in GWG (2)...Two goals April 5, 2010 vs. Minnesota…Played in 800th NHL game Oct. 31, 2009 at Boston…In Oilers all-time history he ranks: seventh in SHG (17), 10th in GWG (23), 11th in penalty minutes (782), 12th in games played (653), 16th in goals (112) and 22nd in points (212).
2008-09: Recipient of King Clancy Memorial Trophy…Second on Edmonton in penalty minutes (career high)…Led Edmonton in hits (126)…Recorded 1,000th penalty minute March 29, 2009 vs. Minnesota…First career hat trick Jan. 18, 2009 vs. Phoenix…Two goals Nov. 1, 2008 at Carolina.
2007-08: Recipient of Oilers Community Service Award…Played in 700th NHL game Jan. 29, 2008 vs. San Jose…Named 12th captain in Edmonton history Oct. 2, 2007...Missed 57 games during the season due to injury.
2006-07: Missed 75 games during the season due to injury.
2005-06: Served as an alternate captain for Edmonton…Led club (tied for eighth in NHL) in SHG (4)…Second on club in penalty minutes and hits (121)…Tied for second on club in GWG (4), third in plus-minus (+6)…Points (3-8=11) in career high eight straight games (Dec. 3-21, 2005)…Assists (7a) in career high six straight games (Dec. 10-21, 2005)...Recorded 100th NHL assist Dec. 17, 2005 at Vancouver…Two goals (both short-handed) Dec. 8, 2005 at Philadelphia…Recorded 200th NHL point Oct. 28, 2005 at Dallas…PLAYOFFS: Helped Oilers advance to Stanley Cup Finals before losing to Carolina in Game 7.
2003-04: Oilers MVP…Career highs in goals and points…Tied for second on Edmonton in goals, third in penalty minutes…Led club (tied for 10th in NHL) in SHG (3)…Second on club in GWG (5, career high)…Played in 600th NHL game March 26, 2004 vs. Los Angeles…Goals (4g) in career high three straight games (March 14-19, 2004)…Three points (2-1=3) March 19, 2004 vs. Nashville…Three points (2-1=3) including 100th NHL goal Feb. 27, 2004 at Phoenix.
2002-03: Recipient of Oilers Unsung Hero Award…Career high in assists…Led Edmonton (tied for seventh in NHL) in SHG (3)…Second on club in penalty minutes…Third on club in hits (65)…Three points (1-2=3) March 22, 2003 vs. Washington…Three points (1-2=3) March 7, 2003 at Anaheim…Played in 500th NHL game Feb. 13, 2003 at Ottawa…Three points (2-1=3) Nov. 9, 2002 at New Jersey.
2001-02: Tied for second on Edmonton in SHG (2)…Recorded 500th penalty minute Feb. 8, 2002 at Dallas…Played in 400th NHL game Dec. 16, 2001 at Philadelphia.
2000-01: Tied for third on Edmonton in GWG (3)…Recorded 100th NHL point Dec. 14, 2000 at Nashville…Played in 300th NHL game Nov. 7, 2000 at NY Rangers…Missed 14 games during the season due to injury.
1999-00: First career OT game-winner Jan. 25, 2000 at Vancouver…Two goals Jan. 16, 2000 vs. Detroit…Two goals Nov. 10, 1999 at Phoenix.
1998-99: Traded from Chicago to Edmonton March 20, 1999 (had career high three assists in Oilers debut that same day vs. Vancouver)…Played in 200th NHL game Feb. 19, 1999 at Dallas…Two goals Nov. 10, 1998 at St. Louis…PLAYOFFS: Tied Edmonton lead in points and plus-minus (+3), led club in assists.
1997-98: Played in 100th NHL game Oct. 24, 1997 vs. Dallas…Two goals March 23, 1998 at Detroit.
1996-97: Career highs in games played and plus-minus (+13)…Tied for fifth among NHL rookies in goals, third among rookies in plus-minus…One of three Blackhawks to play in all 82 games…Three points (1-2=3) Nov. 15, 1996 at Ottawa.
1995-96: Played majority of season with Indianapolis (IHL)…Made NHL debut with Chicago Nov. 11, 1995 at Washington…Led Indianapolis in playoff goals.
LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Sudbury (OHL).
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Chicago in the first round (14th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft…Traded to Edmonton by Chicago with Daniel Cleary, Chad Kilger and Christian Laflamme for Boris Mironov, Dean McAmmond and Jonas Elofsson on March 20, 1999…Signed by Villacher (Austria) as a free agent on Dec. 20, 2004 (during lockout season)...Claimed off waivers by Columbus from Edmonton on June 30, 2010.
PERSONAL: Nickname: Gags…Off-season home: Quebec City…Wife: Karine…Kids: Matthew (2 1/2), Lily Mose (9 months)…Favorite movie: Old School…Favorite TV show: Entourage…Favorite actor: Will Ferrell…Favorite band: Metallica, U2…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: New York City, Montreal…Favorite magazine: duPont REGISTRY…Favorite sport other than hockey: golf…Favorite hockey moment: winning gold medal at 2002 Olympics…Favorite pro athlete: Tiger Woods…Favorite hockey player growing up: Joe Sakic…Favorite road arena: Madison Square Garden…Favorite vacation spot: Bahamas…Charities: hosts golf tournament in Quebec City benefiting leukemia…If not a hockey player he would be: policeman…Misc: Last remaining asset the Oilers retained as a result of the Wayne Gretzky trade (taking all subsequent trades in account).