Hockey center best known for his stints with teams like the Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks. He won a Calder Cup championship with the Hartford Wolf Pack in 2000.
He played minor hockey with the Mississauga Reps in the Metro Toronto Hockey League.
He won a bronze medal representing Canada at the 2000 World Junior Championships.
Both of his parents earned doctorates from Universite Laval in Quebec. His father worked as a chemist for Xerox.
He competed in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final alongside Canucks teammates Ryan Kesler.