Height: 6’0” (183) | Weight: 205 (93)
2008-09 Team: Colorado Avalanche
USA HOCKEY EXPERIENCE:
2006-07: Member of the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2007IIHF Men’s World Championship … Ranked second on team in goals (4) and points (8).
2003-04: Member of the U.S. Junior Select Team at the 2004 Viking Cup … Helped the United States to a second-place finish and earned the tournament’s Top Forward award after totaling 11 points (6-5).
With Colorado: 2008-09: Appeared in 45 games with the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche during his third season … Missed 37 games due to injuries … Third on team in power-play goals (7) and fifth with 36 points (11-25) … Was team’s leading scorer at time of injury.
2007-08: Skated in 66 regular-season games … Led team in assists (47) and points (71), and third on team in goals (24) … Named to Western Conference All-Star Team … Skated in nine playoff games and notched two goals and an assist.
2006-07: Played in all 82 games during his rookie season and recorded a franchise rookie-record 78 points (28-50) … Recorded a point in 20 consecutive games from Feb. 3-March 17, breaking the NHL record for longest scoring streak by a rookie (Teemu Selanne; 17 games in 1992-93) … Notched 11 goals with 12 assists and a +12 rating during that stretch.
Played two seasons (2004-06) at the University of Denver of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and totaled 98 points (36-62) in 81 games… Captured the WCHA scoring title with 44 points (15-29) in 28 conference games as a sophomore (2005-06) … Totaled 53 points (19-34) and earned All-WCHA First Team honors … Ranked 10th in the nation with 1.36 points per game … As a freshman (2004-05), named WCHA Rookie of the Year and helped Denver to its second consecutive national title … Recorded three points (2-1) in Denver’s 4-1 victory over the University of North Dakota in the NCAA title game and was named to the Frozen Four All-Tournament Team …Totaled 45 points (17-28) and earned the Barry Sharp Memorial Award as Denver’s top freshman player … Played two seasons (2002-04) with the River City Lancers of the United States Hockey League … Led the Lancers and finished second in the USHL with 77 points (30-47) during the 2003-04 campaign … Named River City’s MVP and earned All-USHL First Team honors … Totaled 30 points (10-20) during the 2002-03 season.
PERSONAL: Selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (44th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft . Father, Peter, is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and spent 16 years in the NHL with stops in Quebec, New Jersey and St. Louis. Born in 1985, in Quebec City, Quebec.