After quickly checking on this, depending upon where you look he's either listed as a center or right wing. It appears he's played both positions, but I didn't find anything about what is considered to be his natural position.
3,000 and counting -- The Montreal Canadiens became the first team to play 3,000 home games when they stepped onto the ice last Saturday against the San Jose Sharks. The 3-2 victory gave the Habs a 1,836-756-382-26 all-time record in front of their home fans since being founded in 1909.
Of those 3,000 games, 2,926 are listed as NHL games. Montreal has more home victories against Toronto (206) than any other opponent. The Boston Bruins are the only team with 100 victories (including one in overtime) at Montreal. The only visiting team with a winning record in Montreal is the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are 2-1-1 in their four visits.
"There seems to be a huge buzz right now around the city. I can only imagine if we actually made the playoffs how big it would be," said Nash.
"We've been in the city for eight years now, and the fans are starting to get impatient with not having a playoff-bound team. Now that we've got a team that's pretty close and almost there, the seats are starting to fill again."
1. Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets
Compare the Blue Jackets' talent and depth to other bubble teams, and it's hard to see how Columbus has stayed in the race this long. After Rick Nash, there's not a lot of offensive production. The Jackets have the NHL's worst power play, and yet they keep winning. There's good young talent in Columbus, there's great chemistry, and Ken Hitchcock is coaching his rear off. But for the Blue Jackets to make the postseason for the first time in franchise history, it comes down to one guy: Mason. He leads the league with nine shutouts (nobody is within three). His .920 save percentage is among the league leaders, and only Tim Thomas has a lower goals-against average. Oh yeah, he also locked up the Calder Trophy about a month ago. Now all the 20-year-old has to do is keep it up while playing in hockey's toughest division.
One reason veteran defenseman Adam Foote wanted out of Columbus was that he wanted to win, and in the NHL that means — at the very least — making the playoffs.
A little more than a year after he was traded back to the Avalanche from the Blue Jackets, Columbus is in the thick of a fight for its first postseason berth and Colorado is in last place in the Western Conference, destined to be done playing when the regular season ends April 12.