HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND
Played for Canada at the 2017 Channel One Cup in Russia, finishing fifth … Played for Canada at the 2017 Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov in Russia, finishing third … Played for Canada at the 2016 Deutschland Cup in Germany, finishing second … Played for Canada at the 2015 Spengler Cup in Switzerland, winning the championship … Won a silver medal with Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Championship in Switzerland … Won a silver medal with Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Quebec City, Que., and Halifax, N.S. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2003 IIHF World Championship in Halifax, N.S. … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2000 Four Nations Cup in Slovakia … Won a silver medal with Ontario at the 2000 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ont.
2017-18: Second in Linköping HC (SHL) scoring … 17th in SHL scoring … 2016-17: Split the season between Avangard Omsk (KHL) and Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL) … 11th in Traktor Chelyabinsk scoring … 2015-16: Fourth in SC Bern (NLA) scoring … Won the NLA championship with SC Bern … 2014-15: Traded from Nashville to Edmonton on Dec. 29 … Eighth in Edmonton scoring … 2013-14: Eighth in St. Louis scoring … Other: Led Buffalo in scoring in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 … Set NHL career highs in goals, assists and points with Buffalo in 2007-08 … Scored his first NHL goal and recorded his first NHL point with Buffalo on Dec. 23, 2003 vs. Ottawa … Made his NHL debut with Buffalo on Dec. 13, 2003 vs. Minnesota … Amateur: Played four seasons (1999-2003) of Major Junior hockey with the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) … Served as captain with Kitchener in 2002-03 … Won the Memorial Cup and OHL championship with Kitchener in 2003 … Won the Stafford Smythe Trophy as Memorial Cup MVP in 2003 … Named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team in 2003 … Won the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award as OHL playoff MVP in 2003 … Won the Emms Family Award as OHL rookie of the year in 1999-2000 … Named to the CHL All-Rookie Team in 1999-2000 … Named to the OHL First All-Star Team in 1999-2000 … Led the OHL in rookie scoring in 1999-2000
Son of Félix and Colleen … Has two brothers, Robert-John and Scott … Favorite NHL player growing up: Peter Forsberg