2006-07: The Sharks were 7-0-0 when he scored a goal. Recorded goal in consecutive games for the first time in his career (2-1=3) on March 30 and April 1. Posted a goal and an assist earning him the game's No. 1 star vs. Phoenix on March 30. Missed first game of the season vs. Anaheim Feb. 26 (lower body injury). Registered a goal in front of 30 family and friends at Washington on Feb. 21. Posted a goal at Edmonton Jan. 26. Had his second multi-point game with a goal and an assist against Los Angeles on Jan. 11. Recorded an assist vs. Detroit on Jan. 4. Posted an assist vs. Los Angeles on Dec. 14. Posted a career-high three assists and plus-3 at Los Angeles on Nov. 9. Playoffs: picked up an assist on Grier goal in 2-0 win in Game 1 of WCSF at Detroit on April 26. Scored GW goal in 2 OT in Game 1 of WCQF at Nashville on April 11.
2005-06: Scored the game-winning goal against Dallas on April 9 Assisted on Goc's game-winning goal at Colorado on April 5 Picked up an assist on Carle's first NHL goal, March 25 at MinnesotaPosted first NHL assist on March 21 at St. LouisScored first NHL goal on Mach 18 against Dallas Appeared in his first game of the season on March 16 against St. Louis, posting a plus-1 in 14:26... Recalled from Cleveland (AHL) on March 15 At the time of his recall, led the team in assists (37), was second in points (15-37=52) and fourth in goals (17)Made his first AHL All-Star appearance... Barons franchise leader in points (167)Had two assists for the Barons on Oct. 21 to become the franchise leader...Tied a Barons franchise record with four assists on Jan. 7 vs. Syracuse...Playoffs: Recorded one point in two consecutive games (1-1=2) from May 10-12...Assisted on Cheechoo's goal in Game Four of the WCSF at Edmonton on May 12...Scored a goal in Game Three of the WCSF at Edmonton on May 10...Scored first career postseason goal in Game Four of the WCQF vs. Nashville on April 27.
2004-05: Registered his first multi-point game of the season (1-1=2) on 10/22/04 at Houston Led Barons in goals (five) during month of NovemberRegistered two assists on 12/17/04 for his 103rd career AHL point, placing him 2nd all-time in Barons scoring (surpassing Chad Wisemans 102 points)Suffered injury on 1/14/05 at Syracuse and missed 10 gamesReturned to the lineup on 2/9/05 and scored two goals vs. EdmontonLed Barons in assists (nine) and points (13) during month of MarchFinished second on team in goals (21) and was third in points (44).
2003-04: Fifth on Barons in scoring with 45 points, fourth in assists (31). . . Tied a Barons season-high by posting assists in four consecutive games from Jan. 31 - Feb. 12. . . Assigned to Cleveland (AHL) on Nov. 29...Made NHL debut Nov. 13 vs. St. Louis, becoming the first Holy Cross and MAAC Conference product to play in an NHL game...Added a five-game point streak from Nov. 2 - Nov. 29 (4-5=9). . .Recalled from Cleveland (AHL) on Nov. 12...Registered 15 points (7-8=15) in the first 14 games of the season. . . Playoffs: Added one assist in nine post-season games.
PERSONAL: Singlefavorites: Coldplay and The Grateful Dead (musicians); A River Runs Through It (movie); That 70s Show (television show); Owen and Luke Wilson (actors); Original Joes (San Jose area restaurant); Still looking for one (vacation spot); seafood, steak and anything but sushi (food); my house (hometown hangout)if he wasnt in hockey, hed be playing socceroff-ice hobbies include reading and spending time with the familyspent the summer letting my body heal from the seasonBoston Bruins legend Ray Bourque is his hockey idolRisser hates arrogant peopledescribes himself as quiet, friendly and laid backwouldve like to have met President John F. Kennedy and John Lennonbest part about growing up where he did: its a small town, had lots of kids and it was safememorable NHL/Sharks moment(s): first game, first goal and first playoff gamecomes from a big family: five brothers and two sistersthe oldest is 34 (brother, who has an MBA and lives in Texas) and the youngest is his 17-year-old brother (a junior in high school)both of his sisters are bilingual (a 32-year-old whos a doctor and a 22-year-old).