|NUMBER:||25||BIRTHDATE:||June 18, 1979 (AGE 35)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Flesherton, ON, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||215||DRAFTED:||OTT / 1998 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||6th (161st overall)|
Notes: Missed games: Has missed six 2013-14 regular season game due to injury ... Was named one of two alternate team captains (Phillips) for the first time in his career ahead of the 2013-14 NHL campaign ... Became the 11th Senator to score 100 goals for the club on Jan. 23 at Tampa Bay (4-3 SO loss).
2012-13: Was one of six Senators to have appeared in each of the club’s 48 games … Led the Senators and ranked second in the NHL with 144 penalty minutes … Led the Senators and finished second in the NHL in hits (206) … Tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals … Became the 55th player in NHL history and first Senator to reach 2,000 penalty minutes on April 27 vs Philadelphia (2-1 loss) … Played in all 10 of Ottawa’s playoff games, recording four assists and a league-high 39 penalty minutes.
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (4x) last: Feb. 1 at Toronto (6-3 loss); Assists: 2 (8x) last: 3/28/13 vs N.Y. Rangers (3-0 win); Points: 3 (2x) last: (2-1), Feb. 1 at Toronto (6-3 loss)
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What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.