A pending RFA at the conclusion of the 2013-14 campaign, he is in the midst of the second of a three-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 9/9/13.
2014-15: Ranked second among Senators and 17th among all NHL players (13th among forwards) with 225 hits ... Tallied his first of two multi-point games, including an assist on the overtime goal on Oct. 15 at Phoenix (4-3 OT win) ... Became the 40th player in franchise history to appear in 200 contests for the club when he did so on Jan. 14 at Minnesota (3-0 win) ... Reached 100 penalty minutes for his NHL career on March 2 at Vancouver (4-2 win) ... Sustained a right knee injury on March 28 vs Chicago (5-3 win) causing him to miss the team s next six regular season games.
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (2x) last: 1/19/12 at San Jose (4-1 win); Assists: 3, 1/10/12 at Pittsburgh (5-1 win); Points: 3 (2x) last: (1-2), 2/23/13 vs Toronto (3-2 win)
ECAC Second All-Star Team (2008, 2009, 2010)
Signed as a free agent by Aalborg (Denmark), October 21, 2012. Missed majority of 2014-15 as a healthy reserve.
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