2005-06: Named fourth team captain in club history on Dec. 6 Had 6-16-22 with 89 PIM and was -16 in 65 games in his first season as a Blue Jacket Led club in ice time (24:33 per game) and shorthanded goals (2 - first CBJ defenseman to score at least two SH goals in a season) Ranked fourth on the club in PIM Team went 5-1-0 when he scored a goal (12-7-0 when he recorded a point) All six goals were scored at Nationwide Arena Scored 1-7-8 over the last 14 games Tallied season-high 0-3-3 on Mar. 24 vs. Calgary, recording the 250th point of his NHL career Logged 30:00 or more in ice time four times, including a season-high 32:50 vs. the NY Islanders on Dec. 8 Scored shorthanded goal in overtime on Oct. 26 vs. Nashville Registered his first point as a Blue Jacket with 0-1-1 on Oct. 12 at San Jose Scored first goal with the club on Oct. 21 vs. San Jose Competed in his third-straight Winter Olympic Games for Team Canada, tallying 0-1-1 in six games Made his Blue Jackets debut on Oct. 5 at Washington, which was also his 800th career NHL game Scored a shorthanded goal on Dec. 26 vs. Chicago Missed four games due to a groin injury on two occasions (Nov. 25-Dec. 1 and Dec. 15-21) Missed nine games due to a hip injury (Dec. 30-Jan. 16) Games lost to injury: 17 Multi-point (goal) games: 2 (0) Most Points: 3 - Mar. 24 vs. Calgary Most Goals: 1 (6x) - Mar. 21 vs. Phoenix Most Assists: 3 - Mar. 24 vs. Calgary Most PIM: 6 (4x) - Apr. 18 vs. Dallas, most recent Most Shots: 4 - Oct. 28 vs. Minnesota.
CAREER: Veteran of 864 career NHL games with Colorado/Quebec and Columbus Collected 61-195-256 along with 1,229 PIM and a +127 plus/minus rating during his NHL tenure Has added 7-34-41 with 282 PIM in 154 career NHL playoff games Is second in Colorado/Quebec franchise leader for playoff games played with 154 (Sakic, 162)... 2004-05: Did Not Play - NHL Season Cancelled 2003-04: Recorded 8-22-30 with 87 PIM and a +13 plus/minus rating Also appeared in 11 playoff games, registering 0-4-4 with 10 PIM Matched his career high for assists in a season with 22... Matched career high for points in a game with 1-2-3 on Nov. 27 at Calgary, including the assist on the overtime winner... Recorded a five-game point and assist streak (1-7-8) from Jan. 4-11, new career highs for both... Tallied two assists Jan. 11 at Chicago... Scored a career-high two goals, including the overtime winner, March 10 at Edmonton... PLAYOFFS: Assisted on Marek Svatos' overtime winner in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals (WCQF) at Dallas on April 14... Collected two assists in Game Five of the WCQF on April 17... Led all Avalanche skaters in time on ice during the playoffs with an average of 25:21 2002-03: Established career highs in goals (11) and points (31), the second straight season surpassed his previous bests... Posted a career-best +30 (previous +27 in 1995-96)... Posted a four-game assist streak from Dec. 16- 23, to match his career long... Recorded his 200th NHL career point March 22 vs. Chicago... Suffered a groin injury Dec. 3 vs. Calgary and missed two games... Was "plus" or "even" in eight consecutive games from Nov. 23-Dec. 14 and seven straight games from Dec. 19-Jan. 1... Missed two games with a hamstring injury from March 3-7... PLAYOFFS: Missed Game Six vs. Minnesota in the Conference Quarterfinals with a broken foot... Returned to the lineup for Game Seven... 2001-02: Recorded 5-22-27 with 55 PIM and a +7 plus/minus rating in 55 games Missed the first 16 games of the season recovering from off-season shoulder surgery (returned to action Nov. 8 at Ottawa)... Scored the Avs fastest goal to begin a game for the season Jan. 21 vs. Buffalo (0:28) Also teamed with Chris Drury for the fastest two goals of the season (0:09) Jan. 23 at Edmonton, equaling a franchise record... Finished eighth in the NHL for ice time... PLAYOFFS: Became franchise all-time leader in postseason games played... Ranked second in NHL blocked shots during the playoffs with 55 and fifth in hits with 79... Team-high 13 hits in Game Three vs. Detroit... 2000-01: Set a new personal best with a four-game point and assist streak from Oct. 17-25... Had consecutive multi-assist games Oct. 10 at Calgary (0-2-2) and Oct. 12 at Vancouver (0-2-2)... Missed 12 games (Nov. 22-Dec. 19) with a right heel stress fracture... Missed 35 games with a separated right shoulder suffered Jan. 4 vs. San Jose... PLAYOFFS: Tallied his 100th-career post-season game in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals at Los Angeles... Scored the game-tying goal at 9:52 of third period in Game Three of the Conference Quarterfinals at Vancouver (power play), also adding an assist... Scored the go-ahead goal on the power play in Game Two of the Conference Finals versus St. Louis... Posted a career-playoff best with three points (1-2-3) in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals at New Jersey, including the game winner... 1999-00: Tallied two assists and was +4 Mar. 7 at Calgary... Finished the season 1-6-7 with a +13 rating over his final 15 games... PLAYOFFS: Set personal highs in points (7) and assists (7) in the postseason... Missed one game (Game Three vs. Dallas) with an eye injury suffered in Game Two at Dallas in the Conference Finals... Recorded seven hits in Game Five at Dallas, finished the playoffs third among NHL defensemen with 61... 1998-99: Finished first among Avalanche defensemen in plus/minus with +20... Was "plus" or "even" in 52 of 64 games... Missed 15 games due to an injured elbow... PLAYOFFS: Made his fifth consecutive appearance in postseason play... Scored second and third career playoff goals in the Conference Quarterfinals vs. San Jose... Posted a +3 in Game Six of the Conference Semifinals at Detroit and totaled +5 for the series... Recorded a +4 in Game Five of the Conference Finals at Dallas... 1997-98: Posted two assists Oct. 28 vs. Buffalo... Tallied the game-winning goal Feb. 26 vs. Phoenix... PLAYOFFS: Finished +3 in Game Four of the Conference Quarterfinals at Edmonton... 1996-97: Had his most productive month of the season in April, recording five assists in five games played... Led Avalanche defensemen in plus/minus with +16 (tied for second on the team overall)... Was "plus" or "even" in 60 of 75 games played... 1995-96: Recorded a season-high three-point game (1-2-3) on Feb. 29 vs. Chicago... Missed first two games of the season due to a broken wrist... PLAYOFFS: Finished second in the NHL in plus/minus with +11... 1994-95: Recorded a season-high two-point game (0-2-2) on Mar. 20 vs. Florida OTHER: Played for Team Canada at 1998, 2002 and 2006 Olympics Won gold medal in 2002 Played for Team Canada at the 1996 and 2004 World Cup of Hockey Tournaments Won gold medal in 2004 and silver medal in 1994 Named to the 2004 World Cup of Hockey All-Tournament Team Tallied 0-3-3 in six games and led tournament with +7 plus/minus rating.
JUNIOR CAREER: Registered 37-126-163 and 412 PIM in 186 career games with Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) Tallied career-high 18-51-69 with 93 PIM in 59 games in 1990-91 to earn OHL First All-Star Team honors Had 12-43-55 and a career-high 199 PIM in 61 games in 1989-90.
PERSONAL: Married: wife, Jennifer; sons, Callan (12/13/98) and Nolan (11/29/00) Favorite Musical Performer: Hootie and the Blowfish Hockey Idol Growing Up: Borje Salming Favorite Sport Other Than Hockey: Lacrosse Favorite Food: Pizza Spends the off-season in Toronto, Ontario.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Quebec/Colorado's second choice, 22nd overall, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft Signed as a free agent by Columbus on Aug. 2, 2005.