Scored first goal since Dec. 3, 2009 on April 1, 2010 vs. Vancouver...Missed 28 games (Dec. 28, 2009 to March 10, 2010) with a broken leg...Scored game-deciding shootout goal Dec. 10, 2009 vs. Phoenix (eighth round) – his lone shootout attempt of the season...Six points (3-3=6) in five-game span (Dec. 1 to Dec. 9, 2009)...Three points (2-1=3) Dec. 3, 2009 vs. Ottawa...Earned points (5-10=14) in 10 of his first 14 games (Oct. 3 to Nov. 11, 2009)...Earned 200th NHL assist Oct. 14, 2009 at New York Rangers...Three points (1-2=3) Oct. 8, 2009 vs. Minnesota…PLAYOFFS: One assist in three games.
Appeared in 500th NHL game April 6, 2009 at Calgary...Recorded first three points as a King (1-2=3) April 4, 2009 vs. Phoenix...Scored game-deciding shootout goal March 26, 2009 at Dallas...Made Kings debut March 20, 2009…Recorded 200th point as a Hurricane Jan. 20, 2009 at Pittsburgh.
Earned 100th assist as a Hurricane Oct. 19, 2007 at Pittsburgh...Played in 200th game as a Hurricane Oct. 9, 2007 at Toronto.
Led Carolina with career high 33 goals and eight game-winning goals…Tied for the team lead with 12 power-play goals…Second on Carolina with 258 shots and 20:51 TOI/gm…One of four Hurricanes to play in all 82 games...Appeared in 400th NHL game Feb. 15, 2007 vs. New York Rangers...Recorded two points (1-1=2) at first career NHL All-Star Game (Jan. 24, 2007 at Dallas)…Scored OT game-winner Jan. 16, 2007 at Florida…Earned 100th NHL goal Jan. 9, 2007 at Toronto…Career-high high four-game goal (4g) streak (Dec. 19 to Dec. 26, 2006)…First career hat trick, tied career-high in points (3-1=4) and earned 100th point as a Hurricane Oct. 16, 2006 at Tampa Bay.
Career high 76 points and 45 assists (31-45=76) and played all 82 games…Ranked second on Carolina in goals and points, ranked third on club in assists….70 points (28-42=70) in the final 66 games (Nov. 5, 2005 to April 18, 2006)…Reached 30-goal mark for first time in career…Became third player in Carolina history to score two short-handed goals in one game (April 7, 2006 vs. Washington)…Four points (second of season and career) and career-high three assists (1-3=4) April 3, 2006 vs. Washington…Earned 200th NHL point (assist) March 31, 2006 vs. Florida...Played in 100th game as a Hurricane March 21, 2006 at Toronto…First career four-point game (2-2=4) March 16, 2006 at Montreal…Earned 100th NHL assist Dec. 17, 2005 vs. New Jersey…Career-high nine-game point (6-7=13) streak (Nov. 15 to Dec. 2, 2005)…Recorded two goals (including penalty shot goal) Nov. 20, 2005 vs. Tampa Bay…PLAYOFFS: 18 points (7-11=18) in 25 games, helping Carolina capture the Stanley Cup in seven games vs. Edmonton…Tied for first on Carolina (tied for fourth in NHL) with plus-12 rating…Scored empty-net goal with 1:01 left in third period to seal Carolina's Game 7 victory vs. Edmonton (June 19, 2006)…Three points (1-2=3) in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Buffalo.
Began season with Philadelphia before being traded to Carolina (combined had 44 points, 11-33=44 and 64 penalty minutes in 79 games)…Including totals with Philadelphia, he led all Carolina forwards in assists and a plus-12, while ranking second in points…Tied for first on Philadelphia with plus-10 prior to trade to Carolina…Earned 100th NHL point Nov. 6, 2003 vs. Washington.
Recorded game-winning goal, two assists (1-2=3) and named game's first star in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Toronto (April 22, 2003)…Flyers lost to Ottawa in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Won the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the Flyer who had most improved from the previous season…Appeared in the NHL YoungStars Game as part of NHL All-Star Weekend...Had a seven-game point (5-5=10) streak (Jan. 8 to Jan. 19, 2002)…PLAYOFFS: Zero points in five games.
Earned point in first three NHL games, Oct. 5 to Oct. 11, 2000 (1-4=5)…Scored first NHL goal and added two assists in NHL debut Oct. 5, 2000 vs. Vancouver, just one day after his 19th birthday.
LAST AMATEUR CLUB:
Plymouth, OHL…Named Plymouth's Most Gentlemanly Player in 1999-00...Voted Most Improved Player in OHL's Western Conference in 2000 OHL Coaches Poll... Played in 2000 NHL/CHL Top Prospects Game.
Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (28th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft...Traded to Carolina by Philadelphia for Danny Markov on Jan. 20, 2004...Signed by Lulea (Sweden) as a free agent on Sept. 21, 2004 (during lockout season)...Signed a five-year contract with Carolina on June 30, 2006.
Earned gold medal for Team Canada at 2007 World Championships (9 GP, 1-2=3) and 2004 World Championships (9 GP, 0-0=0)…Represented Canada at 2002 World Championships (5 GP, 0-3=3).
PERSONAL: Nickname: Willy…Off-season home: Ventnor, N.J.…Wife: Kelly…Kids: Jaxon (2)…Pets: border collie (Prince)…Favorite movie: Goodwill Hunting…Favorite TV show: Seinfeld…Favorite Actor: Robert De Niro…Favorite band: Counting Crows…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: Montreal…Favorite magazine: Golf Digest…Favorite sport other than hockey: golf…Favorite hockey moment: winning the Stanley Cup in 2006…Favorite pro athlete: Roger Federer…Favorite hockey player growing up: Wayne Gretzky…Favorite road arena: Bell Centre…Favorite food: Chicken Kiev…Favorite vacation spot: Bahamas…First job: fire watch for welders…Charities: supports Multiple Sclerosis foundations…Helps the environment by: recycling and not littering.