NHL center who was selected 8th overall in the 2002 NHL Draft by the Minnesota Wild. He had his breakout year with the Wild in 2005-06, when he tallied 42 assists and 59 points in 80 games.
He played for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2000 to 2002.
After ten years with the Wild, he signed a one-year deal with the New York Islanders in 2013.
He was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
He and Andrew Brunette were teammates on the Wild.