|NUMBER:||22||BIRTHDATE:||August 6, 1986 (AGE 27)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Trenton, MI, United States|
|WEIGHT:||190||DRAFTED:||OTT / 2006 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||7th (211th overall)|
Notes: Missed games: Has missed six 2013-14 regular season games due to injury ... Had only missed one game through his first three seasons as an NHL player ... An RFA at the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign, he signed a two-year contract with Ottawa on July 12.
2012-13: Was one of six Senators to appear in each of the club’s 48 games ... Established a new NHL career-high in penalty minutes (34) ... Ranked third among Senators with 27 takeaways ... Led Senators forwards with 32 blocked shots ... Tied a career high in points with two assists on March 6 at Toronto (5-4 loss) ... Played in all 10 playoff games, was fourth in team scoring with seven points, including his second career goal ... Opened the season by playing 17 games in two different German leagues, recording 34 points.
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (3x) last: 12/20/11 vs Buffalo (4-1 win); Assists: 2 (3x) last: 3/6/13 at Toronto (5-4 loss); Points: 2 (9x) last: (1-1), Jan. 4 at Montreal (4-3 OT win)
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.