Bell, 26, played in 53 games with the Ottawa Senators last season, recording 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) along 24 penalty minutes. He also played in 15 games with Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate Binghamton Senators. The 6-2, 211-pound defenseman has played in 101 NHL games, amassing 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) and 24 penalty minutes.
The Ottawa, Ontario native was originally drafted by Toronto in the third round, 65th overall in the 2001 Entry Draft.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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