NHL center best known for his time with the Buffalo Sabres. He was selected 32nd overall by the Sabres in 2001 and remained with the team until 2012.
He spent his junior career with the Kitchener Rangers in the Ontario Hockey League.
He scored 20-plus goals four straight seasons from 2006-07 to 2009-10, with career bests in both goals (32) and assists (49) in 2007-08.
He was born in Rockland, Ontario.
He and Thomas Vanek became two of the top offensive weapons on the Sabres in the mid-2000s.