Played his 1st career game with the Canadiens on Oct. 1 vs. TOR… Played 5:02 on the powerplay on Oct. 5 vs. PHI… Recorded his 1st career point (assist) with the Canadiens on Oct. 10 at EDM… Scored his 1st career goal with the Canadiens, while adding 1 assist and a +2 differential on Oct. 15 at WPG… Returned to action and tallied 1 goal on Nov. 12 vs. TBL after missing 10 games due to a concussion suffered on Oct. 19 vs. NSH… Scored a goal on 3 shots on Nov. 22 at WSH… Won 5 of his 6 face-offs (83%) on Dec. 15 vs. FLA… Displayed a 1-1-2record with a +2 differential on Jan. 30 at BOS… Totaled 6 shots on Feb. 8 at CAR… Produced 3 points (2-1-3), 4 shots and a +2 differential on Jan. 4 vs. OTT and on Feb. 27 at PIT…
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995) QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1995) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1996, 1997) AHL All-Rookie Team (1998) AHL First All-Star Team (1998) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL Rookie of the Year) (1998)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2011)
Traded to Buffalo by Phoenix with Phoenix's 3rd round choice (Andrej Sekera) in 2004 Entry Draft for Chris Gratton and Buffalo's 4th round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Liam Reddox) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), September 28, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 1, 2007. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to abdominal surgery (October 25, 2008) and groin surgery (January 22, 2009). Signed as a free agent by Berlin (Germany), October 4, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 4, 2013.