A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, he is in the midst of the first of a four-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 2/16/15.
2014-15: Missed 37 regular-season games in addition to the team s pre-season schedule after sustaining a back/left hip injury during the team s training camp in September ... Established a new career high for assists and points in one game (three respectively) on Jan. 31 vs. Arizona (7-2 win) ... Led the Senators in plus/minus (+22), which was a career high) despite appearing in only 45 of the club s 82 regular-season games ... Ranked second among Senators in averaging 22:40 time-on-ice per game.
2015-16 Season high: Blocked shots: 3 (8x) last: Nov. 25 at Colorado (5-3 win)
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (17x) last: Oct. 14 at Columbus (7-3 win); Assists: 3, 1/31/15 vs Arizona (7-2 win); Points: 3, (0-3), 1/31/15 vs Arizona (7-2 win)
Traded to Ottawa by Columbus for Nick Foligno, July 1, 2012.
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings