HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND
Won the 2016 World Cup of Hockey with Canada … Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia … Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic … Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia … Attended Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp in Calgary, Alta., in August 2013 … Played for Canada at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Stockholm, finishing fifth … Won the Spengler Cup with Canada’s National Men’s Team in December 2012 in Davos, Switzerland, and was named to the tournament all-star team … Played for Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia, finishing fifth … Played for Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany, finishing seventh … Captained Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team to a gold medal at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championship in Russia … Won a gold medal with Ontario at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in London, Ont.
2016-17: His seventh NHL season, all with Colorado … Second in Colorado scoring … Led the NHL in face-off percentage, at 62.6% … Recorded his 400th NHL point on Dec. 29 vs. Dallas … Played in his 500th NHL game on Oct. 22 vs. Florida … 2015-16: Led Colorado in scoring … Set a career high with 30 goals … Led Colorado in face-off percentage at 57.9 % … Played in the NHL All-Star Game … Named NHL Third Star for November … 2014-15: Fifth in Colorado scoring … Appeared in his 400th NHL game on Feb. 28 vs. Minnesota … Registered his 300th NHL point on Feb. 16 vs. Arizona … 2013-14: Led Colorado in scoring with a career-high 70 points … Became the fourth youngest player in franchise history to reach 200 points (after Sakic, Goulet, Sundin) … Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Dec. 27 vs. Chicago… 2012-13: Second in Colorado scoring … Led Colorado in face-off percentage at 54.6% … Played for Vastra Frolunda in the Swedish Elite League and Ambri-Piotta in the Swiss National League during the NHL lockout … 2011-12: Missed 20 games due to injury … Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Dec. 29 vs. Phoenix … Registered his first NHL hat trick on Nov. 4 vs. Dallas … 2010-11: Led Colorado in scoring … Became youngest player in franchise history to reach 100 career NHL points, on Jan. 26 vs. Phoenix, at 20 years, 10 days (Joe Sakic held the previous franchise record at 20 years, 163 days) … Played in the NHL All-Star Game … 2009-10: Led all NHL rookies in scoring … Was a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy … Second in Colorado scoring and led the team with 10 power-play goals and six multi-goal games … Scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 17 vs. Detroit … Made his NHL debut on Oct. 1 vs. San Jose, recording an assist for his first NHL point … Amateur: Finished third in scoring with the OHL’s Brampton Battalion in 2008-09 … Finished sixth in OHL playoff scoring in 2008-09 … Named OHL scholastic player of the year in 2008-09 … Led Brampton rookies in scoring in 2007-08, finishing seventh among OHL rookies in scoring … Minor Hockey: Played in the 2007 OHL Cup with the Central Ontario Wolves … Captained the Central Ontario Wolves in his final two seasons
Son of Vince and Christine … Has one sister, Melissa … Wears No. 9 with Colorado in honour of Maurice Richard … Favourite NHL team growing up : Montreal Canadiens … Favourite player growing up : Sidney Crosby … Won a bronze medal in discus at the 2006 OFSSAA provincial high school track and field championships … His uncle, Newell Brown, won the Memorial Cup with Cornwall in 1980 and the Stanley Cup, as an assistant coach, with Anaheim in 2007 … Plays the guitar and is an avid fisherman