A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, he is in the midst of the first of a five-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 8/19/14.
2014-15: Tied for the team lead with six power-play goals ... Recorded the 18th game-winning goal of his career on Oct. 13 at Florida (1-0 win) ... Matched two individual game career highs in one contest when he scored twice and recorded three points on Oct. 28 at Columbus (5-2 win) ... Sustained a concussion on Feb. 16 vs Carolina (6-3 loss) which caused him to miss the team s next 18 regular season games ... Concluded the season having recorded at least one point in seven consecutive games ... Recorded the 300th point of his career on April 5 at Toronto (3-2 SO loss).
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (11x) last: 10/28/14 at Columbus (5-2 win); Assists: 3, 11/16/10 vs Nashville (with Toronto); Points: 3 (9x) last: (2-1), 10/28/14 at Columbus (5-2 win)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2004) WHL East First All-Star Team (2005)
Traded to Atlanta by Buffalo for Atlanta's 3rd (Jerome Gauthier-Leduc) and 4th (Steven Shipley) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 28, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Crimmitschau (German-2), October 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 5, 2013.