An RFA at the conclusion of last season, he is in the midst of the first of a three-year contract he signed with Ottawa on July 31.
2013-14: Established a new career high with 12 victories while appearing in a new season-high 36 games ... Made his season debut on Oct. 12 at San Jose (3-2 loss) where he matched his (then) career and (then) franchise high in shots (50) and saves (47) ... Set new personal and franchise highs in shots (57) and saves (53) on Nov. 1 vs N.Y. Islanders (5-4 SO loss) ... Became the first goaltender in franchise history to face 50 shots in one game and earn a victory when he did so on Feb. 4 at St. Louis (5-4 SO win).
2014-15 Season highs: Shots: 40 (2x) last: Oct. 18 vs Columbus (3-2 win); Saves: 38 (2x) last: Oct. 18 vs Columbus (3-2 win)
Career game highs: Shots: 57, 11/1/13 vs N.Y. Islanders (5-4 SO loss); Saves: 53, 11/1/13 vs N.Y. Islanders (5-4 SO loss)
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic