Former National Hockey League winger known for his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins, with whom he won a Stanley Cup in 2009. He was forced to retire in 2015 after complications from blood clots.
Undrafted after completing his junior career, he played a season with the Cleveland Gladiators of the International Hockey League before catching on with the NHL's Minnesota Wild.
He finished his career with 190 goals and 219 assists in 871 games, with his best season coming in 2011-2012, when he finished with 25 goals and 34 assists.
He has four daughters with his wife Carol-Lyne. His father was also a professional hockey player.
He had success playing with Sidney Crosby as a member of the Penguins.