|BIRTHPLACE:||Smithtown, NY, USA|
|DRAFTED:||MTL: 2002-14 overall|
|ECAC All-Rookie Team (2002) ECAC Second All-Star Team (2002) ECAC Rookie of the Year (2002) ECAC First All-Star Team (2003) ECAC Player of the Year (2003) (co-winner - David LeNeveu) NCAA East First All-American Team (2003) Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto, June 30, 2009. Traded to Calgary by NY Rangers with Ales Kotalik for Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust, February 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 2, 2010. Traded to Vancouver by Florida for Evan Oberg and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (later traded back to Vancouver Vancouver selected Cole Cassels) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 28, 2011.|
|CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2008-09: Tied for second on the team with two shorthanded goals and sixth with 151 shots ... Led the Canadiens in goals (five) and shots (40) during the month of November ... Tallied his first career hat trick on Nov. 11 vs. ottawa ... Recorded a season-high, four-game scoring streak from Nov. 1 at Long island to Nov. 11 against Ottawa, registering six points (four goals and two assists) over the span ... Tied for the team lead in playoff goals (two), and tied for third in playoff points (two) in four post-season contests.
2007-2008: Established career-highs in games played (82), goals (27) assists (25), points (52), power play goals (12), game-winning goals (five), and shots (241) ... Led Montreal in shots, tied for second on the team in power play goals and game-winning goals and ranked third in goals ... Led Montreal with 241 shots ... Was one of three Montreal players to skate in all 82 regular season games ... Surpassed the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive season.