Status: Detroit Red Wings left wing/right wing.
Ht: 6-foot-3 Wt: 225 pounds
DOB: Feb. 2, 1975 In: Sudbury, Ont.
Hockey Inspirations: “I would say my father (Albert), my son (Tag).”
Nicknames: “Pretty standard hockey nickname – ‘Bert.’ “
First Hockey Memory: “I think just living in Canada, hanging out on the rinks I think pretty much is standard for any Canadian kid.”
Favorite Movies: “Not really a movie guy.”
Last Book Read: “Playing For Pizza – John Grisham.”
Current Car: “Range Rover.”
First Job: “Never had one.”
First Car: “1986 Camaro.”
Greatest Sports Moment: “Probably first game, first goal, first assist (with Islanders vs. Boston in 1995).”
Most Painful Moment: “Pretty much every year when it ends early.”
Favorite Uniforms: “I would say Red Wings.”
Favorite Arena: “This one right here (Madison Square Garden).”
Funniest Players Encountered: “This little guy right here – (Jiri) Hudler’s a pretty funny guy.”
Toughest Competitors Encountered: “There’s a lot. Anywhere from Scotty Stevens to Adam Foote.”
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: “Golf.”
Favorite Players To Watch: “I don’t watch. (Other sports?) I watch golf and a little bit of tennis. Just the usual suspects – Dustin Johnson, Federer, those kind of guys.”
Personality Qualities Most Admired: “Jim Bedard (Wings goaltending coach). (Why him?) Everything that he stands for.”
Career Accomplishments: 2006 Olympian. Member of Team Canada at 1998 and 2000 World Championship. First-team all-star in 2003.