|NUMBER:||16||BIRTHDATE:||April 6, 1985 (AGE 29)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Lloydminster, AB, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||195||DRAFTED:||BUF / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||3rd (74th overall)|
Notes: Missed games: Has missed three 2013-14 regular season games due to injury ... An unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of last season, he signed a two-year contract with Ottawa on July 5.
2012-13: Played 40 games for Toronto registering 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) and 26 penalty minutes … Recorded his 200th career point with a goal on Feb. 23 at Ottawa … Played in his 400th career NHL game on April 20 at Ottawa … Recorded four multi-point games … Played in five playoff games for the Maple Leafs tallying three points (two goals) … Scored his first career NHL playoff goal May 8 vs Boston (Rask) … Opened the season by playing nine games for Crimmitschau (GER-2) recording 11 points.
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (10x) last: Dec. 9 vs Philadelphia (5-4 SO win); Assists: 3, 11/16/10 vs Nashville (with Toronto); Points: 3 (8x) last: (1-2), March 28 vs Chicago (5-3 win)
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I feel that responsibility, I've felt it for the last two years. We core guys get a lot of minutes, we get a lot of opportunity out there. Our teammates, the organization and fans look to us to be the guys to put the puck in the net and to create momentum out there.