Selected as the Dallas Stars’ second-round choice (35th overall) in the 1993 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 … Born on July 24, 1975, in Duluth, Minn. … He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children: Laine, Landon and Mason
TEAM USA EXPERIENCE
2003-04: Member of the U.S. Men’s National Team that competed in 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)
2009-10: Through Feb. 7 games, accumulated 47 points (14-33) in 57 games during his eighth season (15th overall) with the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils. 2008-09: Appeared in 81 regular-season games … 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 of Eastern 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 power-play 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 (11-7). 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 game-winners … 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.
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 … Scored 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.
Source: USA Hockey