|NUMBER:||28||BIRTHDATE:||February 3, 1982 (AGE 32)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 5"||BIRTHPLACE:||Fargo, ND, United States|
|WEIGHT:||223||DRAFTED:||BUF / 2000 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||7th (220th overall)|
- Nashville’s nominee for the 2014 Masterton Trophy.
- Tallied 10 goals on the season, marking the fifth time in his career, and first time in the last three seasons, that he has hit double digits in goals.
- On April 12 vs. Chicago recorded three points (1g-2a), matching career highs in assists in a game (two, nine times) and points (three, four times).
- Registered his 200th career point with a goal on Jan. 9 vs. Anaheim.
- Finished the 2013-14 season fourth in the NHL in face off efficiency (58.0 percent), his fifth consecutive season ranking among the League’s Top 10 in the category.
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It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.