|NUMBER:||4||BIRTHDATE:||March 9, 1978 (AGE 36)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 3"||BIRTHPLACE:||Calgary, AB, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||220||DRAFTED:||OTT / 1996 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (1st overall)|
Notes: Missed games: Has missed 12 2013-14 regular season games due to injury ... Is the active franchise leader (and all-time leader among defencemen) in games played ... The Senators are 52-11-4 (ties) all-time when he has scored at least one goal; Thirteen (13) of his 71 career goals have been game-winning markers, last: 2/9/12 vs Nashville ... Prior to 2013-14, had only missed three regular season games over the past seven NHL seasons.
2012-13: Was one of six Senators to appear in each of the club’s 48 games ... Tied career-best with two assists on two occasions (March 11 vs Boston and April 18 vs Washington) ... Led Senators defencemen in shots on goal (89) and hits (93) while ranking second in blocked shots (78).
2013-14 Season high: Blocked shots: 5, Dec. 9 vs Philadelphia (5-4 SO win)
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (4x) last: 2/9/12 vs Nashville (4-3 win); Assists: 2 (19x) last: 4/18/13 vs Washington (3-1 win); Points: 2 (30x) last: (1-1), Nov. 27 at Washington (6-4 win)
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.