|NUMBER:||89||BIRTHDATE:||December 14, 1989 (AGE 23)|
|HEIGHT:||5' 8"||BIRTHPLACE:||Burlington, ON, Canada|
Notes: Missed games: Has not missed any 2013-14 regular season games due to injury ... Is the only rookie in Tampa Bay Lightning history to have recorded at least one point in each of his first three NHL games.
2012-13: Began the season with Syracuse (AHL), registering 28 points and 56 penalty minutes over 36 games ... Was recalled by Tampa Bay ahead of the abbreviated NHL season and registered his first NHL goal, assist and multi-point game in his NHL debut vs Washington on Jan. 19 ... Played in each of the Lightning’s 35 contests before being acquired by the Senators on April 3 ... Made his Ottawa debut on April 5 at Buffalo (13:57 time-on-ice, +2 rating) and registered his first point as a Senator with a goal in a 2-1 loss at Florida on April 7 ... Finished fifth among NHL rookies in Calder Trophy voting.
Career game highs: Goals: 2, 2/1/13 vs Winnipeg (with Tampa Bay); Assists: 2 (3x) last: 3/5/13 at New Jersey (with Tampa Bay); Points: 3 (2-1), 2/1/13 vs Winnipeg (with Tampa Bay)
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It's about time. I've waited a lot of games for this as an Av and I felt right after the goal, you've got 50 pounds off your shoulders. Your head is a little higher and the play slows down for you.