|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'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.