|NUMBER:||90||BIRTHDATE:||June 13, 1983 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 3"||BIRTHPLACE:||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||220||DRAFTED:||OTT / 2001 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (2nd overall)|
Notes: Missed games: Has missed seven 2013-14 regular season games due to injury ... Was named the eighth captain in Senators franchise history on Sept. 14 ... Has reached 30 goals and 50 assists in one season on four occasions, most recently in 2011-12 when he finished fourth among all NHL players in scoring.
2012-13: Recorded points in each of Ottawa’s first five games (two goals, three assists) before undergoing back surgery which caused him to miss the remaining 43 games of the regular season and the first seven games of the playoffs ... Returned to play in Game 4 on May 19 vs Pittsburgh (2-1 win, 2OT) ... Opened the season in Rapperswil (Swiss-A) registering 30 points in 28 games.
2013-14 Season highs: Face-offs: 20/22 (91%), Dec. 12 vs Buffalo (2-1 win); Takeaways: 3 (4x) last: Dec. 5 at Tampa Bay (3-1 loss)
Career game highs: Goals: 3 (5x) last: Oct. 15 at Phoenix (4-3 OT win); Assists: 4 (2x) last: 10/26/06 vs Toronto (7-2 win); Points: 6, (3-3), 2/9/08 vs Montreal (6-1 win)
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