Well-rounded remaining winger who was simply called the Florida Panthers MVP in 2008-2009 as well as the Vancouver Canucks Most Thrilling Player in 2011-2012. He performed university hockey for the Michigan Condition Spartans. He displayed america in the 2002 IIHF Globe U18 Championship, earning a precious metal medal and MVP from the competition. He offers two brothers and one sister. Goaltender Ed Belfour was his teammate for the Panthers.