NHL left winger who began his long tenure with the Colorado Avalanche in 2007.
He first played professionally for the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks during the 2001-02 season.
He signed with the Avalanche after a stellar season with the team's AHL affiliate, the Lowell Lock Monsters.
He was born in Binscarth, Manitoba, Canada.
He became teammates with center Nathan MacKinnon on the Avalanche.