- Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 8 at Toronto, his first tally since Jan. 10, 2012.
- Opened the year by being a "plus" player in each of his first five games, posting a combined +8 rating over those five contests.
- Is in his 15th NHL season, his first with the Avalanche.
- Began his career with Buffalo before spending six seasons each with Tampa Bay (1999-00 to 2006-07) and Calgary (2007-08 to 2012-13).
- Won a Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2003-04.
- Had a streak of 453 consecutive games played from Nov. 27, 2001 to Feb. 29, 2008.
WHL West Second All-Star Team (1998) AHL All-Rookie Team (1999)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Buffalo with Wayne Primeau, Brian Holzinger and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Alexander Kharitonov) in 2000 Entry Draft for Chris Gratton and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Derek Roy) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 9, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2007. Traded to Colorado by Calgary with Alex Tanguay for David Jones and Shane O'Brien, June 27, 2013.