Scrappy right wing who made his NHL debut in 2006 for the New York Rangers; named captain of the Rangers in 2011 after serving as an alternate captain for two years; won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics playing for Team USA.
He began his competitive career with the Rochester Junior Americans from 1999 to 2001, and then he played in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League, the OHL, and the AHL.
On March 6, 2011, he scored four goals in a single game, and also had an assist.
He married Kyla Allison in 2011.
He became the Rangers first homegrown team captain since Brian Leetch.