2005-06: Appeared in four games with Columbus, scoring 1-2-3 with the Blue JacketsAlso played in 72 games with the Crunch scoring 5-17-22 with 132 PIMSaw action in six post-season games with the Crunch, scoring 0-1-1 with 19 PIM.
CAREER: Has appeared in 521 NHL games, tallying 14-46-60 and 648 penalty minutes with the Blue Jackets, Detroit, Anaheim Dallas, Pittsburgh and NY RangersHas also seen action in 367 AHL games, scoring 12-76-88 with 641 PIM2004-05: Appeared in his 800th professional game, Mar. 25 @ Cleveland Finished second on the Crunch with a +12 ratingScored 1-9-10 in 68 games with Syracuse2003-04: Split the season between the NY Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL as well as Hartford and Syracuse of the AHLMade his Crunch debut, Nov. 21 vs. Rochester, recording his first Crunch point (an assist) Signed a contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dec.10 Made his Columbus season debut, Dec. 10 vs. Philadelphia Scored his first goal in a Crunch uniform, January 16 vs. TorontoWent scoreless in 14 games at the NHL levelAlso tallied 1-6-7 in 31 AHL gamesWith Hartford, saw action in 16 post-season games, scoring 1-1-2 with 18 PIM2002-03: Registered 3-1-4 and 76 penalty minutes in 76 games His 76 games played tied a career-high set in 2001-02 Ranked third on club in penalty minutes Was "plus" or "even" in 51 of 76 games Played in his 500th career game Mar. 29 at Philadelphia Closed the season with a goal in two of the final three games (Mar. 31 vs. Philadelphia, Apr. 5 at Washington) 2001-02: Posted 0-8-8 with 84 penalty minutes in 76 games split between Columbus and Pittsburgh Recorded 117 blocked shots and 132 hits His 76 games played marked a career-high Was traded to Pittsburgh for a fourth round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft on Mar. 15 2000-01: Tallied 3-10-13 with 94 PIM and team-leading +7 plus/minus rating in 75 games Led the club in plus/minus rating, blocked shots (156) and shorthanded goals (1-tied), ranked fourth in ice time (20:48 per game) and hits (133) and was fifth in penalty minutes Set career highs in assists and points Was an even or plus in 59-of-75 games Had season-high three-game points streak from Feb. 21 - 25 (1-2-3) Logged a team high with 30:20 of ice time vs. Pittsburgh on Feb. 17 Scored the team's first-ever shorthanded goal vs. Vancouver on Nov. 19 Missed final seven games of the year with a sprained knee suffered at Edmonton on Mar. 26 1999-00: Tallied 0-8-8, 53 penalty minutes and was even in 62 games with Dallas Picked up two assists for the fourth time in his career at Phoenix on Mar. 3 Was even or plus in 50-of-62 games Played in his first game as a Star vs. Pittsburgh on Oct. 1 Collected five penalty minutes in five playoff games 1998-99: Tallied 1-2-3 with 112 penalty minutes in 70 games with Anaheim Finished fourth among Mighty Ducks in penalty minutes and hits (110) Scored his only goal of the season vs. Nashville on Dec. 16 Played in his 200th NHL game at Dallas on Mar. 12 Appeared in all four playoff games for the Ducks and collected six penalty minutes 1997-98: Split the season between Anaheim and Detroit, combining for 2-7-9 and 81 penalty minutes in 64 games Tallied 2-5-7 and 71 penalty minutes in 54 games with the Red Wings and was even or better in 41 of those contests Tallied 1-1-2 and was +3 vs. Calgary on Nov. 9 Was acquired by Anaheim with a fourth round pick in the 1998 Entry Draft for Dmitri Mironov on Mar. 24 Assisted on both Anaheim goals and was +2 vs. Colorado on Apr. 13 1996-97: Played in 75 games with Detroit , tallying 4-7-11 and 129 penalty minutes Led all club rookies in games played and posted career highs in goals, points and penalty minutes Eight (3-5-8) of his 11 points came on the road Assisted on the game-winning goal at Buffalo on Oct. 12 Scored his first NHL goal at Toronto on Nov. 2 and then added his second at San Jose on Nov. 21 Tallied points (1-1-2) in consecutive games on Dec. 28-30 to mark the longest point streak of his career Played in a career-high 67-straight games before sitting out at Anaheim on Mar. 12 Helped Red Wings win the Stanley Cup and was one of three Detroit rookies to appear in a playoff game Earned a shorthanded assist
in his first career playoff game vs. St. Louis on Apr. 18 1995-96: Played in his first NHL game at Edmonton on Oct. 8 Registered his first NHL point in his second game vs. Dallas on Nov. 4, 1995 Racked up a career-high 17 penalty minutes vs. Winnipeg on Apr. 10 Tallied 2-16-18 and 126 penalty minutes in 65 games with Adirondack, Detroit's American Hockey League affiliate, in 1995-96 OTHER: Spent most of his first three pro seasons with Adirondack, registering 5-44-49 and 379 penalty minutes in 196 games from 1993-96 Had 2-11-13 and 129 penalty minutes (third on the team) in just 58 games in 1994-95 Collected 1-17-18 and 124 penalty minutes as a rookie pro in 1993-94.
JUNIOR CAREER: Played for the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1988-93, totaling 9-52-61 and 627 penalty minutes in 202 games His best season came in 1992-93 when he tallied 6-22-28 and 200 penalty minutes in 72 games Voted best defenseman and team MVP by his teammates in 1992-93 Won WHL's Humanitarian of the Year Award in 1992-93 Served as an honorary chairman for the Canadian Cancer Society during his junior career.
PERSONAL: Married: wife, Lisa; daughters; Anna Marie and Michelle; sons Pete and Daniel Hobbies: Working out, mountain biking Favorite Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians, New York Knicks, San Francisco 49ers Favorite Musical Performers: Pearl Jam, The Hip, AC/DC Favorite NHL City: Chicago Favorite NHL Arena: Joe Louis Arena Favorite Movie: Vacation Favorite Food: Bacon and eggs Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld Charitable Interests Include: Canadian Cancer Society, Children In Need Nickname: Push.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Detroit's second pick, 32nd overall, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft Acquired by Anaheim from Detroit with a fourth round pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft for Dmitri Dironov on Mar. 24, 1998 Claimed by Atlanta in the NHL Expansion Draft on June 25, 1999 Acquired by Dallas from Atlanta for Jason Botterill on July 15, 1999 Selected by Columbus in the NHL Expansion Draft on June 23, 2000 Acquired by Pittsburgh from Columbus for a fourth round pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft on March 15, 2002 Signed as a free agent by Columbus on December 10, 2003 Acquired by NY Rangers from Columbus for NY Rangers 8th round choice (Mat Greer) in 2004 Entry Draft on January 23, 2004 Signed as a free agent by Syracuse (AHL) on August 9, 2004 Signed as a free agent by Columbus, Oct. 7, 2005.