2005-06: Served as the 12th captain in team history for Washington...Ranked second on the team with a career-high 33 assists and was third in points (44)...Ranked fourth in the NHLin shorthanded faceoff wins (188), seventh in faceoff wins (803), ninth in faceoffs taken (1,454) and 12th in faceoff percentage (55.2%)...Notched his 100th career NHLassist on Nov. 6 vs. Toronto...Posted a career-high five-game assist/point streak from Nov. 19-27 (0-5-5)...Appeared in his 400th career NHLgame on Dec. 23 vs. Montreal...Registered his 200th career NHLpoint on Mar. 10 vs. New Jersey.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:In 2004-05, appeared in nine games with Kloten of the Swiss League (7-4-11)and in 15 contests with Ajoie of the Swiss-2 League (5-12-17)...During the 2005 World Championships with the U.S., collected one goal in seven outingsIn 2003-04, led the team in goals (19), assists (27) and points (46)...Appeared in his 300th career NHLgame on Nov. 1 at Minnesota...Earned NHLOffensive Player of the Week honors for the week ending Apr. 4...Appeared in four World Cup games with the United StatesIn 2002-03, was one of five players to appear in all 82 games with Washington...Recorded his first two-goal game and his first game-winner of the season on Mar. 4 at Buffalo...Played in all six playoff games, posting an assist...In 2001-02, played in 48 games, scoring five goals and 14 assists...Missed the final 34 games of the season (Jan. 18 - Apr. 13) due to a knee injury...Appeared in his 200th career NHLgame on Jan. 3 at Ottawa...In 2000-01, established career-highs in goals (21), assists (21)and points (42)...Appeared in six playoff games, tying for first on the team in goals (2)and points (5)...In 1999-00, appeared in 79 games with Washington during his rookie season...Ranked first on the team in shorthanded goals (4)...Tied for second on the team in plus/minus (+21)...Tied for first among league rookies in plus/minus...Set a Capitals rookie record in shorthanded goals...Made his NHLplayoff debut, appearing in five games and tying for first on the team in points (3)...In 1998-99, appeared in six games with Portland (AHL) following the completion of his collegiate career, posting two goals and an assist.
AMATEUR CAREER: Played four seasons for Princeton, appearing in 132 games from 1995-99...Ranks first on the schools career games played list, third in points (141) and third in assists (81)...One of only four players to win the Blackwell Trophy as team MVPthree times...His senior year, he appeared in 33 games and collected 44 points (22-22-44)...Tied for first in the conference in goals and was named to the Second Team All-ECACand the ECACAll-Tournament Team...Was named to the All-Ivy League First Team.
PERSONAL: Lists his father, Mel, as his biggest hockey influence...Is involved with the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation...Lists The Giving Treeas his favorite book and The Godfatheras his favorite movie.