EVENT - ICE HOCKEY, FORWARD
HEIGHT 5'11" WEIGHT 190 lbs.
- 2010 Olympic Winter Games
With New Jersey: 2008-09: Skated in 82 regular-season games in his fourth National Hockey League season with the New Jersey Devils. Led all American-born skaters in goals (45) and points (94). Tied for first among Americans in assists (49). Named to Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Ranked third in league in goals (45), fifth in points (94), seventh in game-winning goals (8), and eighth in plus/minus (+30) and power-play goals (14). Established career-high numbers in every offensive category (tied 2007-08 game-winning goals total). Appeared in seven playoff games and led team with six points (3-3).
2007-08: Played in 81 regular-season games Led the Devils in goals (32), points (65), power-play goals (10) and tied for the team lead with eight game winning goals. Appeared in five playoff games. Finished second on the team with five points (1-4).
2006-07:Skated in all 82 regular-season game and led team with 31 goals, tied for first with seven game-winning markers and finished second on the squad with 62 points. Tallied seven goals and added three assists in 11 playoff games.
2005-06: Played in 81 regular-season games during his rookie campaign and recorded 32 points (14-18). Tallied a goal and two assists in nine playoff games.
USA HOCKEY EXPERIENCE:
2007-08: Appeared in all seven games for Team USA at the 2008 IIHF Men’s World Championship. Tallied five goals and three assists. Second on team in goals (5).
2006-07: Appeared in one game with the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2007 IIHF Men’s World Championship.
2004-05: Recorded two assists in three games for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2005 IIHF Men’s World Championship.
2003-04: Led the U.S. National Junior Team to its first-ever gold medal at the 2004 IIHF World Junior Championship with 11 points (5-6). Named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Earned directorate award as the tournament’s best forward. Selected to the Media All-Star Team.
2002-03: Skated in all seven games for the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2003 IIHF
World Junior Championship. Led Team USA with eight points (4-4).
2001-02: Helped the U.S. National Under-18 Team capture its first-ever gold medal at the 2002 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship. Ranked fourth on the team with 10 points (7-3). Appeared in 12 games with the U.S. National Under-18 Team within USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. Recorded seven goals and seven assists.
Spent time with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League in 2004-05 … Finished second on the squad in assists (40) and points (58). Appeared in the AHL All-Star Classic. Recorded 15 multi point games. Played two seasons (2002-04) at the University of North Dakota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. As a sophomore in 2003-04, finished second on the team with 55 points (23-32). Named to the All-WCHA First Team. A JOFA West First Team All-America selection. As a freshman in 2002-03, led all NCAA rookies with 61 points (26-35). Named to All-WCHA Third Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team. Only freshman to be selected as a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Co-winner of North Dakota’s Jeff Anderson Hockey Scholarship as the team’s most valuable player. Named Fighting Sioux’s rookie of the year.
2008-09 Team: New Jersey Devils
Selected by the New Jersey Devils in the first round (17th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Born in 1984, in Minneapolis, Minn.