Established personal bests for goals in a season with 26 and points with 41 ... Scored his 21st goal of the season and moved into fifth on the all-time Lightning game-winning goals list with 15 (Selivanov, Zamuner; 15) 3/19 vs. NYI ... Netted his 20th goal of the season to set a career best 3/11 at TOR ... Tied a personal record with three points for the fifth time with a goal and 2 assists 2/4 vs. WSH ... The last time he had 3 points in a game was 2/12/04 vs. MTL ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime, his fourth GWG of the season 1/26 vs. NJ ... Skated in his 200th game with the Lightning 1/24 vs. FLA ... Scored a goal for the 3rd consecutive game 11/20 at CAR to tie his career high (2 times, last - 12/15-12/18/01, 3g) ... Scored his 5th goal of the season 11/17 vs. NYI ... Was unsuccessful on a penalty shot (Garnett), but scored his 2nd goal of the season 10/20 at ATL ... Scored his 1st goal of the season, his 70th career goal, on the power play and added an assist 10/15 at PIT.
Recorded a personal playoff high for 2006 with four shots and had 12 PIM in Game 3 Played in all 5 playoff games in the ECQF vs. OTT.
2003-04: Established new career highs in points with 39 and assists with 22 Finished 7th on the Lightning in points with 39 and 2nd on the team in shooting percentage with 14.7% Set a new career high for points in a season with 37 3/13 vs. CAR ... Recorded 2 assists 3/12 vs. NYR setting a new career best for assists in a season (21) Set a new career best with 3 assists in 1 game 1/29 vs. PIT and 2/12 vs. MTL Had his 5th goal of the season and his 100th career point 1/3 vs. PHI ... Scored 2 goals in 1 period (P3) 11/8 vs. PIT ... Recorded his 1st point of the season with an assist 10/10 vs. BOS. 2004 Playoffs: Scored both Lightning goals in a 2-1 victory in Game 7 vs. CGY to win the game and the Stanley Cup Played 22 of 23 games in route to setting new career highs for goals, assists, points, penalty minutes, power play goals, game-winning goals, shots, shooting percentage, and time on ice during the playoffs Tied the team record for most goals in a playoffs with 12 Set a new franchise record for goals in a playoff series with 6 and for power play goals in a series with 4 in the ECF vs. PHI Had his 1st 2-goal game (7, 8) of the playoffs in Game 6 vs. PHI. 2002-03: Led team in game-winning goals (6) Tied franchise record for GWG in a season Finished season ranked tied for 15th in the NHL in GWG and tied for 21st in shooting percentage (16.8%) ... Made Lightning debut 10/10 at FLA with 18:02 of ice time ... Posted 3-game scoring streak from 10/12-10/19 (3-3-6), one game shy of his career-long ... Set new career-high with 18th goal of the season 3/31 at BOS. 2003 Playoffs: Appeared in all 11 playoff games, recording an assist and two penalty minutes Averaged 13:58 in ice time Recorded 2nd career playoff assist by setting up Martin St. Louis' goal in Game 3 vs. NJ on 4/28. 2001-02: Set career-highs in games played (78) and goals (17) Appeared in 1 game with Ukraine in the preliminary round of the 2002 Winter Olympics, scoring 1 goal (2/11 vs. Switzerland) Picked up 1st point of the season with an assist 10/10 at BUF Netted 1st goal of the season (game-winner) 10/13 at FLA Appeared in 100th career game 12/6 vs. NYI Tied career-long 3-game goal scoring streak from 12/15-12/18 (3g). 2002 Playoffs: Appeared in 5 games, recording 1-0-1 with 11 shots on goal Scored game's only goal at 7:47 mark of OT 4/17 vs. OTT in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. 2000-01: Tied for fifth among NHL rookies in points with 36 ... Sixth among NHL rookies in goals with 16 ... Tied for eighth among NHL rookies in assists with 20 ... 4th among NHL rookies in shooting percentage at 13.4% (16 goals on 119 shots) ... Made NHL debut 10/24/00 at NYR recording 1 assist (1st career NHL point) ... Went 1-1-2 with 1st career NHL goal (the game-winner) 11/4/00 vs. BUF ... Set career mark with 2 goals at WSH on 12/30/00 ... Set career-high with 1-2-3 at ATL on 1/5/01 ... Ended the regular season with a career high 3-game goal-scoring streak (3g). 2001 Playoffs: Appeared in 6 games, posting 0-1-1 with 4 PIM and 6 shots Made NHL Playoff debut 4/11/01 vs. BUF in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Registered 1st career playoff point with an assist 4/19/01 vs. BUF in Game 5 of ECQF. 1999-2000: Appeared in 75 games split between Philadelphia (AHL) and Trenton (ECHL) during his 1st professional season Set Phantoms records for most assists (34) and most points (50) in a season by a rookie ... Named Phantoms' co-Rookie of the Year ... 4th on the Phantoms in plus/minus (+24). 1998-99: Appeared in 55 games for Sioux City, scoring 43-34-77 Led the USHL in GWG (9) and SH Goals (6) and finished 2nd in the league in Points (77) and Goals (43) ... Led the USHL in the Three Star Standings (53 total points, including 11 times as 1st Star) ... Posted a 13-game goal-scoring streak from 10/31-12/5/98 (21g) ... Scored 4 goals 11/22/98 in Sioux City's 6-0 win over Thunder Bay.
Acquired from PHI with TB's (previously acquired by PHI) and PHI's 2nd-round selections in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft for TB's first-round selection in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft on 6/21/02 Signed by PHI as an undrafted free agent on 8/3/98.
Married to Debbie Lists Sergei Fedorov as his favorite current player Likes to vacation in Wisconsin each summer Lists Tampa as his favorite city to play in Enjoys golfing and is an auto fanatic.