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 to be 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 ... 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: 6, Dec. 19 vs Anaheim (6-2 win)
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (2x) last: March 8 vs Calgary (5-4 SO win); Assists: 1 (10x) last: April 9 at N.Y. Rangers (3-0 win); Points: 1 (12x) last: (0-1), April 9 at N.Y. Rangers (3-0 win)
For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday