Height: 6’4” (193) | Weight: 224 (102)

Shoots: Left

2008-09 Team: Tampa Bay Lightning


2005-06: Appeared in seven games at the 2006 IIHF Men’s World Championship … Second on team with four points (2-2). 2003-04:Won a bronze medal as a member of U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2004 IIHF Men’s World Championship … Scored three goals in nine games.



With Tampa Bay: 2008-09: Appeared in 70 games during his fifth overall season and first with the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning … Ranked third on team in goals (26) and tied for fourth in points (45) … Tied for second on team with a +4 rating … Tied for third on team in power-play goals (7).

With Pittsburgh: 2007-08: Played in 77 regular-season games with the Pittsburgh Penguins … Established career highs in goals (27), assists (24), points (54), power-play (11) and game-winning goals … Ranked fourth on team in goals (27) … Third on team with +14 rating and power-play goals (11) … Led team with six game-winning goals … Appeared in 20 playoff games and produced six goals and 10 assists.

2006-07: Skated in 64 regular-season games … Tallied 31 points (16-15)… Appeared in five playoff games.

2005-06: Skated in 77 games and collected 44 points (22-22) … Led team and tied for third in league with five shorthanded goals. 2003-04: Played in 81 games during his rookie season … Among NHL rookies, tied for second in game-winning goals (4), fourth with 43 points (22-21) and tied for sixth in power-play goals (5).

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Split time with three European teams in 2004-05, including Espoo in Finland, Ritten Renon in Italy and Ambri-Piotta in Switzerland … Appeared in nine games for Espoo and recorded two goals and one assists … Skated in 10 regular-season games for Ritten Reno and registered eight points (6-2) … Scored four goals and four assists in six playoff games … Played in one playoff game for Ambri-Piotta … In 2002-03, played three games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, registering one assist … Played four years (1999-2003) for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s St. Cloud State University … Scored 140 points (56-84) in 142 career games … Ranked fourth on team with 36 points (16-20) in 2002-03 … Tallied 24 goals and 25 assists in 41 games during his junior season in 2001-02 … In 2000-01, appeared in 36 games … Compiled 25 points (7-18) … Contributed nine goals and 21 assists during his freshman season in 1999-2000 … Skated in 51 regular season games for the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League in 1998-99 … Registered 14 goals and 22 assists … Added six points (2-4) in 12 playoff games.

PERSONAL: Selected in the fourth round (115th overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft … Rights traded to Tamp Bay along with Gary Roberts, for Tampa Bay’s third round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (Pittsburgh selected Ben Hanowski) … Born in 1979, in Pittsburgh, Pa.