CAREER: Acquired by DET from NSH at the trade deadline for F Patrick Eaves, F Calle Jarnkrok and a 3rd round pick...Has represented the United States at the 1998 and 1999 WJC and 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005 WC...1998 CHL Rookie of hte Year, and OHL Most Outstanding Player.
2013-14: Scored his first goal as a Red Wing during a 3-point night (1-2-3) on 2/7 vs. NJ...Recorded 40 points (10-30-40) in 62 games with NSH prior to trade...Was tied with Shea Weber for the team scoring lead...Played his 900th NHL game, 10/15 vs. FLA...Recorded a season-high three points on 10/31 at PHX (1-2-3) and 1/14 vs. CGY (0-3-3).
OTHER: NSH's first-ever draft selection (2nd overall, 1998)...NSH's all-time leader in points, games played, assists and game-winning goals...Attended Grosse Pointe North High School...First NHL player to score on a penalty shot in overtime (12/23/00 vs. NYR)...Recorded 185 points (85-100-185) in 114 games with the OHL's Plymouth Whalers from 1997-99.