Bass, 23, spent the 2009-10 season with Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. In 57 games with the B-Sens, he scored five goals, six assists and added 109 penalty minutes. Bass missed 17 games due to injury and six due to a league suspension.
Bass began the 2008-09 National Hockey League season with Ottawa and was a healthy scratch for two games before being assigned to Binghamton. In 18 games with the B-Sens that season, he scored once and added one assist, while recording 39 penalty minutes. Bass was recalled to Ottawa on three occasions, recording no points and 15 penalty minutes in 12 games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in a game against the Calgary Flames on Dec. 27, 2008.
The Owen Sound, Ont., native made his NHL debut with Ottawa during the 2007-08 season, recording two goals, two assists and 19 penalty minutes in 21 games. He also played in all four of Ottawa’s playoff games, scoring one goal and adding six penalty minutes.
Bass was Ottawa’s first fourth-round pick, 95th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.