A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, he is in the midst of the first of a four-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 2/16/15.
2014-15: Missed 37 regular-season games in addition to the team s pre-season schedule after sustaining a back/left hip injury during the team s training camp in September ... Established a new career high for assists and points in one game (three respectively) on Jan. 31 vs. Arizona (7-2 win) ... Led the Senators in plus/minus (+22, which was a career high) despite appearing in only 45 of the club s 82 regular-season games ... Ranked second among Senators in averaging 22:40 time-on-ice per game.
2015-16 Season high: Blocked shots: 3, Oct. 8 at Buffalo (3-1 win)
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (16x) last: 3/12/15 at Montreal (5-2 win); Assists: 3, 1/31/15 vs Arizona (7-2 win); Points: 3, (0-3), 1/31/15 vs Arizona (7-2 win)
Traded to Ottawa by Columbus for Nick Foligno, July 1, 2012.