|NUMBER:||28||BIRTHDATE:||October 28, 1986 (AGE 27)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 4"||BIRTHPLACE:||Edmonton, AB, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||240||DRAFTED:||MIN / 2005 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||2nd (57th overall)|
Notes: Missed games: Has not missed any 2013-14 regular season games due to injury (one, flu) ... Registered the first assist of his NHL career on Jan. 4 at Montreal (4-3 OT win) ... Was acquired by the Senators in a trade with Minnesota on 3/12/13 in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2014.
2012-13: Opened the season with Houston (AHL), scoring one goal and recording 12 penalty minutes in nine games … Made his Senators debut on March 16 at Buffalo (4-3 OT win) … Scored his first goal with Ottawa on March 19 at N.Y. Islanders (5-3 win) … Recorded a season-high 20 penalty minutes on March 30 vs Toronto (4-0 loss) … Skated in five of Ottawa’s 10 playoff games … Recorded his first playoff point (as part of two-assist effort) on May 9 at Montreal (Game 5, 6-1 win).
Career game highs: Goals: 2, 3/1/12 at Montreal (with Minnesota); Assists: 1, Jan. 4 at Montreal (4-3 OT win); Points: 2, (2-0), 3/1/12 at Montreal (with Minnesota)
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.