A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign, he is in the midst of the second of a three-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 7/12/12.
2013-14: Led the Senators and ranked second in the NHL for the second consecutive season with 211 penalty minutes ... Led the Senators and finished seventh among all NHL players with 253 hits ... Became the 11th player in franchise history to score 100 goals for the club when he did so on Jan. 23 at Tampa Bay (4-3 SO loss) ... Surpassed Wade Redden to move into third place among all-time Senators (second among forwards) when he played his 839th game for the club on March 15 at Montreal (5-4 OT loss).
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (4x) last: 2/1/14 at Toronto (6-3 loss); Assists: 2 (9x) last: Oct. 18 vs Columbus (3-2 win); Points: 3 (2x) last: (2-1), 2/1/14 at Toronto (6-3 loss)
Signed as a free agent by Binghamton (AHL), March 2, 2005.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter