|NUMBER:||14||BIRTHDATE:||March 9, 1986 (AGE 28)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 3"||BIRTHPLACE:||St. John's, NL, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||210||DRAFTED:||OTT / 2005 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||7th (204th overall)|
Notes: Missed games: Has missed six 2013-14 regular season games due to injury ... Has missed only one game through two-plus seasons as an NHL player ... Signed a three-year contract extension with the Senators on Sept. 9.
2012-13: Was one of three Ottawa players (and one of two forwards) to record greater than 100 hits (122) ... Tied a career-best with three points (one goal, two assists) including the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over Toronto on Feb. 23 ... Played in all 10 of Ottawa’s playoff games, recording four points (three goals) ... Became the 14th player in Senators franchise history to record a game-winning goal in overtime, with a double-overtime marker against Pittsburgh on May 19 (2-1 win) … Opened the season by playing 17 games with Aalborg (Denmark) recording 13 goals and 25 points.
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)
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