A pending RFA at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, he signed a three-year contract extension with Ottawa on Aug. 18 ... Is the first Ottawa native ever drafted by the Senators.
2013-14: Served as B-Sens captain for the second season ... Played 50 games with Binghamton recording eight points (two goals, six assists) and a career-high 158 penalty minutes ... Played 13 games for the Senators ... Scored his first NHL goal (which was also his first career point) on Nov. 7 in a 4-1 win vs Montreal ... Recorded a career-high 24 penalty minutes on Nov. 17 vs Columbus (4-1 loss) ... Was re-assigned to Binghamton on Dec. 2 and spent the rest of the season in the AHL.
2014-15 Season high: Blocked shots: 3 (2x) last: Nov. 24 at Detroit (4-3 loss)
Career game highs: Goals: 1, 11/7/13 vs Montreal (4-1 win); Assists: 1, Oct. 9 at Nashville (3-2 loss); Points: 1 (2x) last: (0-1), Oct. 9 at Nashville (3-2 loss)
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday