Is Devils’ ironman, has appeared in career-high 319 straight games since October 26, 2006; passed J. Pandolfo for fourthlongest stretch in team history March 20 vs. St. Louis…Was only New Jersey player to appear in all 82 games…Totals included 300th career NHL game February 5 vs. Toronto, 200th point with assist March 27 at Montreal and 100th assist November 19 at Nashville…Set career-highs with 25 goals and 67 points (20g/62pts, ’08- 09); 42 assists matched previous season’s career best…Tied for second on team with four game-winning goals (Z. Parise, 5)…Posted points in season-high six straight games February 8-March 5 (3g-6a-9pts); totaled points in four straight October 16-24 (2g-3a-5pts)…Had three three-game point-scoring streaks: January 5-9 (3g-3a-6pts), November 19-25 (1g-2a-3pts) and October 5-10 (3g-2a-5pts)…Also had points in back-to-back games eight times, most recently April 10-11 (1g-3a- 4pts)…Recorded career-high 18 multiple-point games, including career-high 1g-3a-4pts January 29 vs. Toronto…Had three threeassist/ point efforts: April 10 vs. NY Islanders, January 23 at NY Islanders and November 12 at Pittsburgh…Had 14 2pt contests: 2g March 23 vs. Columbus; nine 1g-1a matches, most recently March 10 vs. NY Rangers; and four 2a games, most recently March 5 at Calgary…Recorded first career overtime goal January 29; was 1-5 (20.0%) in shootouts.
2008-09: Completed campaign having appeared in career-high 237 straight games since October 26, 2006…One of five players in team’s lineup to play in all 82 games…With 20g-42a-62pts overall, established new career highs in goals (since surpassed), assists (since tied) and points (since surpassed)…First on squad/tied for fourth in NHL (D. Keith, Chi.) with career-high plus-33 mark after finishing at -11 the previous season; was third with 42 assists…Posted assists/points in season-high six straight contests January 21-February 6 (2g-7a-9pts)…Notched 15 multiple-point games, after posting just 13 in first two seasons combined…Totals included four season-high three-point efforts: 1g-2a February 26 vs. Colorado, 1g-2a January 10 at Los Angeles, 1g-2a December 27 at NY Rangers and career-high (tie) 3a November 15 vs. Washington…Matched career high with two goals December 12 vs. NY Rangers…Appeared in 200th career NHL game January 4 vs. Ottawa; reached/surpassed 100pt mark December 27 at NY Rangers…Tallied game-determining goal December 21 vs. Philadelphia in only shootout attempt of season…A member of Team Canada’s Silver Medal-winning team at World Championships…Re-signed with New Jersey July 22, 2009…2007-08: Was one of four New Jersey players to appear in all 82 games; joined S. Brylin, B. Gionta and D. Zubrus…Stats showed six multiple-point games, including two season-high 3pt efforts: season/career-high (tie) 3a January 22 at Philadelphia and 1g-2a October 13 at Atlanta…Had four 2pt games, including 2g October 17 at Pittsburgh…Posted season-high four-game point-scoring streak January 16-22 (3g-3a-6pts)…Appeared in his 100th NHL game November 17 at Philadelphia…Recorded six of his 14g vs. Atlantic Division opposition…Was 0-1 in shootouts…Added 1a in five post-season games…2006-07: Completed first season as a pro/in NHL…Finished seventh on Devils with 17g-25a-42pts overall, while appearing in 80 of 82 games…Matched New Jersey rookie record (K. Todd, Feb. 8-21, ’92 & S. Gomez, Nov. 12-Dec. 1, ’99) with season/career-high 8-game pointscoring streak March 15-30 (3g-6a-9pts)…Posted seven multiple-point games overall, including career-high 3a November 17 vs. Ottawa (since tied)…Six 2pt games included first career two-goal match February 1 at Philadelphia…Recorded GDG March 24 at Florida; was 1-4 in SO overall (25.0%)…Missed two contests October 21-24 with bruised thigh…Posted his first career NHL goal/Devils’ lone tally October 7 at Dallas…Made his NHL debut in season-opener October 6 at Carolina; game marked just the 13th time in team history that two rookies (J. Oduya) made their NHL debuts in the same game…Joined D. Hale, P. Martin (Oct. 8, 2003); J. Boumedienne, S. Clemmensen, A. Salomonsson (Oct. 6, ’01); M. Danton, S. Gron (Feb. 23, ’01); M. Brodeur, J. Dowd (Mar. 26, ’92); J. Miller, J. Skalde (Oct. 7, ’90); N. Brady, V. Fetisov, S. Starikov (Oct. 5, ’89); K. Friesen, C. Terreri (Oct. 18, ’86); A. Chevrier, C. Wolanin (Oct. 10, 88 ’85); U. Hiemer, K. Muller, M. Wilson (Oct. 12, ’84); A. Hepple, R. Trottier (Oct. 7, ’83); K. Daneyko, J. MacLean (Oct. 5, ’83); and L. Floyd, M. Moher (Feb. 27, ’83)…Appeared in all 11 of the team’s post-season contests…Assisted on J. Langenbrunner’s overtime goal in game two of Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Ottawa…Tallied first career post-season goal in game 1…Recorded 3a/points in ECQF vs. Tampa Bay overall, including 2a in game 4 and first career playoff point with assist in game 3…One of three Devils’ rookies (A. Greene & Oduya) to make NHL postseason debut in game 1…OTHER: Saw action in 2 games with Albany (AHL) in 2005-06 upon completion of collegiate season…North Dakota advanced to NCAA Championship Game his freshman season, as well as Frozen Four tourney as a sophomore…Teammates included former Lowell (AHL) goaltender J. Parise…Named to NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team, NCAA East All- Tourney Team and WCHA All-Rookie Team in 2005…Drafted by New Jersey after two seasons with Salmon Arm (BCJHL)…Signed first pro contract April 13, 2006.
Married Nicole Hekle, August 15, 2009; the couple honeymooned in Hawaii…Spends off-seasons in his hometown of Winnipeg, Man…Listens to country music and says that Doc Walker is his favorite band…First job was pumping gas at a local station…Has taken part in the Superstar Summer Showdown golf tournament and hockey game with other NHLers in Winnipeg to benefit the Believe in the Goal Foundation, which raises money for cancer patient care…Lists his favorite movie as Pool Hall Junkies and his favorite TV show as Friends…Enjoys golf, movies and relaxing on his days off…Has two brothers, Darcy who is signed to play with Albany (AHL) and Kelly, who plays for Union College…Father, Tom, played college hockey at U. of Denver.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 1st NHL GP: 10/6/06, NJ 4 @ Car. 0 • 1st NHL Goal: 10/7/06, NJ 1 @ Dal. 3 vs. M. Turco • 1st NHL Assist: 10/26/06, Fla. 0 @ NJ 2 • 300th NHL GP: 2/5/10, Tor. 3 @ NJ 4 • 200th NHL Point: 3/27/10, NJ 4 @ Mtl. 2 (a) • 100th NHL Assist: 11/19/09, NJ 2 @ Nsh. 3 (SO) • Most Goals in Game: 2; 4 times, last time 3/23/10, CBJ 3 @ NJ 6 • Most Assists in Game: 3; 7 times, last time 4/10/10, NYI 1 @ NJ 7 • Most Pts. in Game: 4; 1/29/10, Tor. 4 @ NJ 5 (OT) (1g-3a) • Most PIM in Game: 7; 3/22/08, NJ 1 @ Pit. 7 (min., maj.) • Most Shots in Game: 8; 12/2/09, Van. 5 @ NJ 2 • GP Streak: 319; 10/26/06-4/8/07 (73), 10/4/07-4/6/08 (82), 10/10/08-4/11/09 (82), 10/3/09-4/11/10 (82) (current) • Goal-Scoring Streak: 3; 4 times, last time 1/5- 9/10 (3g) • Assist-Scoring Streak: 4; 2/12-3/5/10 (5a); 1/27-2/3/09 (7a); 3/22-28/07 (5a) • Point-Scoring Streak: 8; 3/15-30/07 (3g-6a-9pts) • Penalties: 45 min., 2 maj. • Multiple-Pt. Games: 35 2-pt. games, 10 3-pt. games, 1 4-pt. game