Height: 5’10” (178)
Weight: 175 (79)
2008-09 Team: Chicago Blackhawks
2007-08: Appeared in all seven games at the 2008 IIHF Men’s World Championship. Tied for team lead in assists (7) and points (10). 2006-07: Skated in all seven games at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship as Team USA earned the bronze medal. Led the team with five goals and finished second with nine points. Named to the six-member Media All-Star Team. 2005-06: Played with the U.S. National Under-18 Team within USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Competed in 58 games and broke the single-season record for points (102), while tying the single-season records for goals (52, Phil Kessel) and assists (50, Andy
Hilbert). Notched 19 power-play markers and nine game winning goals. Finished second on the program’s alltime list in career goals (84) and points (172) and tied the career assist record (88, J.D. Forrest). Helped Team USA capture the gold medal at the 2006 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship. Named to tournament’s all-star team after leading the team in goals (7) and tournament in points (12). Finished with a +5 rating.
2004-05: Skated with the U.S. National Under-17 Team within the NTDP and recorded 70 points (32-38).
2003-04: Played on the U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the 2004 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament. Led team with seven points in four games.
With Chicago: 2008-09: Appeared in 80 regular-season games in his second season with the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks. Ranked first on team in power-play goals (13), second on team in points (70) and assists (45), third on team in game-winning goals (five), and fourth in goals (25). Second in NHL among American born players in points (70). Named to starting lineup of Western Conference All-Star Team. Led team with nine goals in 16 playoff games and was second in points (14).
2007-08: Led the Blackhawks and all NHL rookies with 72 points (21-51). Broke Chicago’s single season record for assists by a rookie (51). Tallied seven power-play goals and four game-winning goals. Participated in the NHL YoungStars game during All-Star Weekend. Named NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October. Recipient of the Calder Trophy as league’s top rookie.
Led the Ontario Hockey League with 145 points (62-83) in 58 regular season games as the London Knights claimed their fourth straight Hamilton Spectator Trophy as the OHL regular-season champion in 2006-07. Recorded 22 power-play goals. Named the Emms Family Award winner as OHL Rookie of the Year. Earned OHL First Team All-Star honors Named London’s Team MVP and Rookie of the Year. Played 70 games for Honeybaked (Mich.) and recorded 160 points (83-77) in 2003-04.
Selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with the first overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Sixth American to be chosen with first overall pick. Born in 1988, in Buffalo, N.Y.