TEAM USA EXPERIENCE:
2003-04: Member of the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey … Appeared in three games.
1997-98: Competed in three games for Team USA at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. 1994-95: Member of the U.S. National Junior Team that competed in the 1995 IIHF World Junior Championship … Registered two points (1-1) in seven games.
1993-94: Played in seven games at the 1994 IIHF World Junior Championship and scored two goals.
NHL EXPERIENCE: With New Jersey:
2008-09: Appeared in 81 regular-season games in his 12th full season and seventh with the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils … Set career-high marks in goals (29), assists (40) and points (69) … Ranked third on team in goals (29) and points (69), and fourth on team in assists (40) … Tied for first on team with three shorthanded goals … Second on team and matched career high with seven game-winning goals… Scored two goals and added one assist in four playoff games … Missed three games ofEastern Conference quarterfinals due to injury.
2007-08:Appeared in 64 regular-season games… Skated in his 800th NHL game on April 1 … Ranked fourth on team in assists (28) and fifth in points (41) … Finished third on team with 12 multi-point games … Added five power-play, one shorthanded and two game-winning goals … Named team’s eighth captain prior to season… Played in five playoff games and tied for team lead in assists (4).
2006-07: Skated in all 82 regular-season games … Third on team in goals (23) and points (60) … Led team with 12 powerplay goals and tied for lead in game-winning goals (7) … Skated in 11 playoff games, scoring two goals and adding six assists.
2005-06: Finished third on team with 53 points (19-34) in 80 regular-season games … Skated in nine playoff games … Accumulated 13 points (3-10) … Tied for team lead in assists (10). 2003-04: Played in 53 regular-season games and recorded 26 points(10-16) … Finished season tied for second on team with two shorthanded goals … Missed 28 games of the regular season due to injury … Appeared in five playoff games, tallying two assists.
2002-03: Completed first full season with New Jersey … Ranked third on team in goals (22) and tied for second in points (55) in 78 regular-season games … Tied for second among team’s forwards with +17 rating … Appeared in 24 playoff games helping lead the Devils to their third Stanley Cup championship … Led playoffs in goals (11) and tied for league lead with 18 points
With New Jersey/Dallas:
2001-02: Registered six points (3-3) in 14 regular-season games with the Devils after being traded from the Dallas Stars … Two of three goals were gamewinners… Recorded an assist in five playoff games … Appeared in 68 regular-season games with Dallas and collected 10 goals and 16 assists before being traded to New Jersey.
2000-01: Skated in 53 regular-season games and recorded 12 goals and 18 assists …Missed 27 games due to abdominal injury … Appeared in 10 playoff games, recording four points (2-2). 1999-2000: Skated in 65 regular-season games … Led team with a +16 rating and was second in game-winning goals (6), third in goals (18) and fourth in points (39) … Appeared in 15 playoff games … Scored one goal and added seven assists. 1998-99: Collected 12 goals and 33 assists in 75 regular-season games … Ranked fourth on team in assists (33) … Skated in 23 playoff games and recorded 10 goals and seven assists … Helped Dallas capture the Stanley Cup … Tied for first in league in playoffs with four power-play goals and second in goals (10).
1997-98: Played in 81 regular-season games … Accumulated 52 points (23-29) … Finished season with second highest points total (52) among second-year players … Appeared in 16 playoff games and registered one goal and four assists. 1996-97: Skated in 76 games and finished sixth among rookies with 39 points (13-26) … Named Stars’ Rookie of the Year …Played in five playoff games and collected two points (1-1) … Only rookie on Stars’ playoff roster.
1995-96: Appeared in 12 games and registered four points (2-2). 1994-95: Skated in two games.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Appeared in 11 regular-season and 11 playoff games with Ingolstadt of the German Elite League during the 2004-05 season … Registered two goals and two assists … Tied for team lead in assists (6) and tied for second in points (7) during playoffs… In 1995-96, played in 59 regular-season games for the Michigan K-Wings of the International Hockey League … Tallied 65 points (25-40) … Voted K-Wings Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year … Runner-up for IHL’s Ken McKenzie Trophy as top American-born rookie and overall Rookie of the Year … Appeared in 10 playoff games and recorded three goals and 10 assists … In 1994-95, appeared in 11 playoff games with the Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL … Tallied four points (1-3) … Played two seasons (1993-95) with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League … In 1994-95, appeared in 62 regular-season games … Accumulated 42 goals and 57 assists … Appeared in 11 playoff games, tallying 22 points (8-14) … Skated in 62 regular-season games with the Petes in 1993-94 … Led team in goals (33), assists (58) and points (91) … Named Petes’ Rookie of the Year … Appeared in seven playoff games and registered four goals and six assists.
PERSONAL: Selected with the Dallas Stars’ second-round choice (35th overall) in the1993 NHL Entry Draft … Traded to New Jersey on March 19, 2002, along with Joe Nieuwendyk, for Jason Arnott, Randy McKay and a first-round pick (later traded to Buffalo - Sabres selected Dan Paille) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.