2013-14 SEASON: Skated in 37 games with the Lightning, posting 25 goals and 40 points to go along with 18 penalty minutes…Ranked 1st (tie-Filppula) on the Lightning for goals and 1st for power-play goals with 9…Recorded his sixth and seventh career hat tricks this season (Oct. 10 vs. FLA & March 19 at TOR)…Named the Lightning’s 10th captain in team history on March 6…Missed 45 games with a broken right tibia (Nov. 12-March 4)…Announced to Team Canada’s roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics but missed due to injury…Nominated for the Masterton Trophy given for perseverance and dedication to the sport, voted by the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association...Recorded a season-best eight-game point streak from Oct. 24-Nov. 9 (nine goals, four assists)…2014 Playoffs: Skated in 4 playoff games, posting 2 goals and 4 points to go along with 6 penalty minutes…Recorded 2 goals in Game 1 against Montreal on Apr. 16…Notched a pair of assists in Game 3 versus the Canadiens on Apr. 20.
2012-13 SEASON: Played in all 48 games with the Lightning, recording 28 goals and 57 points to go along with 32 penalty minutes…Ranked 2nd in the NHL for goals and points…Recorded 10 power play goals, ranking 2nd in the NHL in that category…Tallied at least a point in 35 of the Lightning’s 48 games during the season…Has skated in 326 consecutive games…Recorded the NHL’s longest goal streak of the season at 6 games from 2/16 through 2/26…Tallied the 2nd longest (tie) point streak in the league at 10 games, notching 10 goals and 7 assists during that stretch…Set the longest goal streak against the Florida Panthers, surpassing Mario Lemieux, with goals in 8 straight games against that franchise…Registered a career-high plus-5 rating on 4/24 vs. TOR…Recorded his 200th career NHL goal on 3/18 vs. PHI, becoming the 4th youngest player in league history to reach that plateau…Represented Canada at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, skating in 8 games and recording a team-high 7 goals and 12 points…2011-12 SEASON: Played in all 82 games with the Lightning, registering 60 goals and 97 points to go along with 66 penalty minutes…Led the NHL in goals and 2nd in points…Set the NHL single-season record with 5 overtime goals…Won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for his 2nd time as NHL’s top goal scorer…Finished tied for 1st with 12 game-winning goals, setting a new Lightning record…Set a team record with 36 goals on home ice…Ranked 3rd amongst all NHL forwards with 22:01 average TOI…Reached 300 career points on 2/21 vs. ANA, surpassing Brian Bradley for 5th place on the Lightning’s all-time scoring list…Tallied his 50th goal of the season on 3/13 vs. BOS, becoming the 7th player in NHL history to score 50 goals twice before his 23rd birthday…Finished the 2011 as the only NHL player to register at least 40 goals in each of the last 3 calendar years…Recorded 2 hat tricks this season (11/4 vs. CHI and 12/31 vs. CAR)…Notched a season-high 8-game point streak from 11/22 through 12/6, recording 5 goals and 6 assists during that span…Represented the Lightning at the 2012 NHL All-Star game in Ottawa…Named NHL Player of the Month 2nd star for December and 3rd star for February…Named NHL Player of the Week’s 1st star for period ending January 2 and 2nd star for period ending April 9…2010-11: Was 2nd in the NHL with 45 goals and ranked 5th with 91 points, which were both the 2nd-highest totals of his NHL career...Set an NHL career-high 46 assists…Finished 2nd in the NHL with 17 power-play goals and was 4th among all skaters with 36 power-play points...Set a single-season franchise record with 8 game-winning goals, which also marked a career-high...Led Tampa Bay with 272 shots on goal...Ranked 3rd on the club with 431 faceoffs won...Placed 5th on the team in average ice time with 20:11...Recorded 2 hat tricks...Scored 100th career goal on 12/20, becoming just the 6th player in NHL history to notch 100 goals before age 21...Was the 1st player in team history to record a goal in each of his club’s 1st 3 games to open a season…Named NHL's 2nd Star of the Week on 1/24...Became the fastest player in club history to score 40 goals in a season, doing so in only 54 games…Was also the 1st NHL player in 2010-11 to reach the 40-goal plateau…Registered a 4-point game on 4 separate occasions, the 1st of which was a single-game career-high…Registered 26 multi-point games during the regular season, which were the 4th-most among all skaters behind Martin St. Louis (29), Corey Perry (30) and Daniel Sedin (32)…Set a NHL single-season career-high with 74 penalty minutes…Teamed up with Martin St. Louis to record a combined 190 points, which ranked 2nd-most among all NHL teammate pairs behind Henrik and Daniel Sedin…His 45 goals increased his total over the past 2 seasons to 96, which is the most among all NHL skaters in that span…Tied teammate Martin St. Louis for the league lead with 52 points recorded at home…Notched 24 goals on the road, which tied Daniel Sedin for 2nd-most among all NHL players behind only Corey Perry (28)…Made his 1st career NHL All-Star Game appearance…2011 Playoffs: Appeared in the postseason for the 1st time in his career...Registered 2g-2a-4p in the ECQF...Scored his 1st pair of career postseason goals in Game 5 of the ECQF...Placed 5th on the team with 6 goals and was 3rd on the team with 3 power-play goals...Had 2g-0a-2p in the ECSF...Ranked 2nd on the team in faceoff percentage with 50.8 among Bolts with at least 150 draws taken…Recorded 2g-5a-7p in the ECF…2009-10: Served as alternate captain for 8 games from 3/12 to 3/25…Appeared in all 82 games for the Lightning for the 1st time in his career…Claimed a share of the Rocket Richard Trophy (Sidney Crosby) with his league-leading 51 goals, making the Lightning the only NHL team in history with 2 different Rocket Richard Trophy winners (Vincent Lecavalier)…Ranked 1st in the NHL with 24 power play goals, also a franchise single-season record…Led the league with 41 power play points…Became the 1st teenager in Lightning history to score 30 or more goals in a single season…Finished 4th among NHL points leaders with 95…Became the 3rd-youngest player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals in a single season…Was the youngest player in NHL history to hold a point streak of 18 games (17-16-33), which was the league’s 2nd-longest of the season…Finished the season with at least a goal in 4 consecutive games from 4/6 to 4/11 (5g)…Passed Mario Lemieux's record for most goals in a single season by a former 1st overall draft pick in their sophomore NHL season…Was named the NHL’s 1st Star of the Week for the period ending on 2/15…Notched a career-high 7-game goal streak from 2/13 to 3/11 (9g), making him just the 2nd NHL player in the last 4 years to score at least a goal in 7 consecutive contests (Mike Green)…Leads all NHL players with the most goals since 2/17/09 with 67…Moved into 2nd on the franchise all-time list for most goals in a single season with 51…Became the franchise record holder for most points registered at home in a single season with 54…Combined with Martin St. Louis to score 80 goals, which ranked 3rd in the NHL among teammate goal-scoring tandems…2008-09: Played in 79 games in his rookie season, recording 23 goals and 46 points… Set a franchise record for goals in a season by a rookie, surpassing Brad Richards who had 21 in 2000-01…Ranked 3rd in the NHL among rookies in goals, 5th in points and tied for 6th in power-play goals with 9…Was 4th on the team in goals, 3rd in points and 2nd in power-play goals…Ranked 8th on the team in hits with 75…Became the 2nd-youngest player in NHL history to score a natural hat trick 2/17 vs. CHI…Was the only Lightning player to record a hat trick in 2008-09…Signed by the Lightning 7/29/08…Was the 3rd player in franchise history to be drafted 1st overall (Vincent Lecavalier, 1998; Roman Hamrlik, 1992)…Junior Career: Played in 124 career OHL games with Sarnia, recording 100 goals and 197 points during 2 seasons…Also registered 14 goals and 17 points in 13 career playoff games…In 2007-08 was rated as the consensus top overall pick in the 2008 draft...Played in 61 games with Sarnia, recording 58 goals and 105 points…Ranked 2nd in the OHL in goals and game-winning goals (9), 3rd in power-play goals (23), and was 5th in points and shorthanded goals (5)…He scored 11 goals, including 4 in a single game, in 9 games during the 2008 playoffs…Was named the OHL’s Player of the Month for February after recording 13 goals and 22 points in 13 games…Recognized as the best stick-handler and as having the best shot in the OHL coaches' poll…In 2006-07, played in 63 games with Sarnia, recording 42 goals and 92 points…Was runner-up for the OHL’s Rookie of the Year award behind Patrick Kane and was awarded the Bobby Smith Trophy as the league’s scholastic player of the year…Ranked 3rd in the league in rookie scoring, was tied for 6th overall in power-play goals (22) and tied for 13th in goals…Led Sarnia in goals, points and power-play goals…Before joining Sarnia he recorded 105 goals and 197 points in 67 games with the Markham Waxers AAA midget team in 2005…Was drafted 1st overall in the 2006 OHL Priority Draft…International Career: Represented Canada at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, posting 7 goals and 12 points in 8 games…Led Team Canada in goals and points during the tournament…Represented Team Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Championships, recording 2 goals and 3 points in 5 games…Tied for the team lead with 1 game-winning goal…Was tied for 3rd on the club with 19 shots on goal…Skated in 9 games with Canada at the World Championships, recording 7 goals and 11 points…Was tied for the tournament lead in goals, 2nd in plus/minus with a plus-9 rating and tied for 5th in points…Played in 7 games with Team Canada during the 2008 World Junior Championships, recording a goal and 6 points as Canada won the gold medal…Skated in 6 games during the World U-18 Championships, registering 2 goals and 10 points as Canada finished 4th.