An RFA at the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign, he is in the midst of the second of a three-year contract he signed with Ottawa on 7/22/13.
2013-14: Established new NHL career highs in assists (19), points (23) and games (53) ... Tied for second among Senators defencemen (Methot) in scoring ... Tallied three power-play goals for the second consecutive season, matching a career high ... Recorded at least one assist in five of six games from March 25 to April 4 ... Reached 20 points in one season for the first time in his career on March 31 vs Carolina (2-1 SO win) ... Played in the 100th game of his NHL career on April 8 at N.Y. Islanders (4-1 win).
2014-15 Season high: Blocked shots: 4 (2x) last: March 19 vs Boston (6-4 win)
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (12x) last: April 2 vs Tampa Bay (2-1 OT win); Assists: 3, 3/19/13 at N.Y. Islanders (5-3 win); Points: 3, (0-3), 3/19/13 at N.Y. Islanders (5-3 win)
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2009) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2009) WCHA First All-Star Team (2010) NCAA West First All-American Team (2010)
You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.
— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York