LAST SEASON: Saw action in 16 of 17 games after making his Devils debut March 16 vs. Pittsburgh; did not dress March 30 vs. Buffalo...Was acquired just prior to March 9 trade deadline...Also saw action in 33 of 61 games for Flames; was a healthy scratch on 28 occasions...Recorded his first goal with NJD/second goal of season April 1 at Philadelphia...Posted points in back-to-back games December 27-29 (1g-1a-2pts); assist December 27 vs. Nashville marked his 200th NHL point...Played in his 700th NHL career game on December 26 at
Vancouver...Had 1g-2a-3pts and 65 penalty minutes with Flames this season...Appeared in season-high 15 straight matches October 15-
November 14...At time of trade, career totals showed 88g-110a-198pts
and 1,317 PIM in 677 career games with Tampa Bay, Calgary, Florida, the
NY Islanders, and Minnesota over 11 NHL seasonsWas Tampa Bays first
choice and eighth overall selection in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft...One of nine
first-round draft picks on Devils end-of-season roster (M. Brodeur, S. Gomez, D. Hale, V. Kozlov, G. Marshall, R. Matvichuk, Z. Parise & E. Rasmussen)Saw action in eight of nine playoff contests for first post-season action since 2003Underwent reconstructive knee surgery during the off-season.