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 ... A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, he is in the midst of the second of a two-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 3/5/14.
2014-15: Became the Senators all-time leader in games played when he appeared in the 1,179th game of his career (and for the club) to surpass Daniel Alfredsson on Feb. 5 vs. Washington (2-1 loss) ... Was limited to only 36 regular-season contests, primarily on account of injury, which were the fewest since his second NHL season (1998-99).
2014-15 Season high: Blocked shots: 5 (2x) last: 11/4/14 vs Detroit (3-1 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), 11/27/13 at Washington (6-4 win)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1997) WHL Rookie of the Year (1996) WHL East First All-Star Team (1997) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1997) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1997)
Missed majority of 1998-99 due to ankle injury vs. Buffalo, December 30, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), November 2, 2004. Missed majority of 2014-15 due to recurring back injury.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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