An Ottawa native, was the fourth Senators draft choice (Colbert, Cowick, Prince) ever selected from the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's.
2013-14: Earned a plus-two rating while skating in 20:40 time-on-ice in making his NHL debut on Dec. 12 against Buffalo (2-1 win) ... Became the first player in Senators franchise history to score his first career goal in overtime when he did so on Dec. 16 vs. St. Louis (3-2 OT win) ... Registered the second goal (and the second game-winning goal) of his career in helping Ottawa to a 4-2 win over Vancouver in the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on March 2 at BC Place.
2014-15 Season high: Blocked shots: 5, Dec. 19 vs Anaheim (6-2 win)
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (8x) last: Feb. 16 vs Carolina (6-3 loss); Assists: 2, 12/28/13 vs Boston (4-3 win); Points: 2, (0-2), 12/28/13 vs Boston (4-3 win)
It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.
— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18