A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, he signed a five-year contract extension with Ottawa on Aug. 19.
2013-14: Established a new career high with 24 goals ... Averaged greater than 18 minutes of time-on-ice for the first time in his career (18:38) ... Led the Senators while ranking 28th among all NHL players with a 15.1% shooting percentage ... Scored the 100th goal of his NHL career on Nov. 28 vs Vancouver (5-2 loss) ... Became only the fourth active player to score overtime makers for three different teams on Jan. 4 at Montreal (4-3 OT win) ... Was recognized as the game s first star (one goal, one assist) at the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on March 2 at Vancouver (4-2 win).
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (11x) last: Oct. 28 at Columbus (5-2 win); Assists: 3, 11/16/10 vs Nashville (with Toronto); Points: 3 (9x) last: (2-1), Oct. 28 at Columbus (5-2 win)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2004) WHL East First All-Star Team (2005)
Traded to Atlanta by Buffalo for Atlanta's 3rd (Jerome Gauthier-Leduc) and 4th (Steven Shipley) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 28, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Crimmitschau (German-2), October 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 5, 2013.