NHL center most widely known for his period using the Buffalo Sabres. He was chosen 32nd overall with the Sabres in 2001 and continued to be with the group until 2012. He spent his junior profession using the Kitchener Rangers in the Ontario Hockey Group. He have scored 20-plus goals four direct periods from 2006-07 to 2009-10, with profession bests in both goals (32) and helps (49) in 2007-08. He was created in Rockland, Ontario. He and Thomas Vanek became two of the very best offensive weapons for the Sabres in the middle-2000s.