Recorded a professional career-best 41 points (15 goals, 26 assists) in 37 games with Binghamton (AHL) last season.
2013-14: Recorded the first goal (and point) of his NHL career on Jan. 4 at Montreal (4-3 OT win) ... Sustained a left shoulder injury during practice on Jan. 20 causing him to miss the team s next eight regular season games before being re-assigned to Binghamton ahead of the NHL s Olympic break on Feb. 8 ... Following his second recall on March 23, he remained with the Senators for the balance of the season ... Tallied the first four goals of his NHL career, all of which occurred on the road, the first three of which were scored against former NHL All-Stars (Price, Luongo, Lundqvist).
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (22x) last: March 17 at Carolina (2-1 OT win); Assists: 3, March 19 vs Boston (6-4 win); Points: 3 (2x) last: (0-3), March 19 vs Boston (6-4 win)
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday