|BIRTHDATE:||September 5, 1984|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Grand Forks, ND, United States|
|WEIGHT:||182||DRAFTED:||PHI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||3rd (87th overall)|
AHL/Season Notes: Recalled from Binghamton (AHL) for the first time on March 1 ... Made his Senators debut that evening vs Boston registering 7:34 time-on-ice and three shots on goal; Obtained by Ottawa in a trade with Chicago on Feb. 28 ... Was held scoreless in three NHL games with the Blackhawks this season ... Upon trade, ranked second in scoring with Chicago's AHL affiliate (Rockford) having recorded 41 points (18 goals, 23 assists) and 30 penalty minutes in 58 games with the IceHogs ... Made his NHL debut on 4/7/06 at Buffalo (with Philadelphia).
Career game highs: Goals: 2, 11/27/09 vs San Jose (with Edmonton); Assists: 2, (2x) last: 4/5/10 vs Minnesota (with Edmonton); Points: 2, (9x) last: (0-2), 4/5/10 vs Minnesota (with Edmonton)
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.