NHL right winger who became the first Inuit player in the league. He spent eight seasons with the Nashville Predators before signing with the Detroit Red Wings in 2012. In 2016, he signed with the Chicago Blackhawks, which was the final team he played on.
He was selected 98th overall in the 2001 NHL Draft and made his debut during the 2003-04 season for the Predators.
He began wearing the number 22 as a play on his last name. He played on 4 different teams throughout his professional career.
He married Jennifer Salvaggio in 2014, and they have daughters named Siena and Avery. His mother is of Ukrainian descent, and his father is an Inuit Native from Canada.
He joined All-Star center Pavel Datsyuk on the Red Wings in 2012.