An Ottawa native, he was one of two Senators (Turris) who was named to Team Canada's roster for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship at the end of last season but did not play due to injury.
2013-14: Established new career highs in goals (six), assists (17) and points (23) ... Averaged greater than 20 minutes of time-on-ice for the fifth consecutive season while averaging a season career high of 22:45 ... Tied for 17th among NHL defencemen with 181 hits ... Tied for second among Senators defencemen (Wiercioch) in scoring ... Registered the first game-winning goal of his NHL career on Nov. 7 vs Montreal (4-1 win).
2014-15 Season high: Blocked shots: None
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (15x) last: 3/10/14 vs Nashville (4-3 OT loss); Assists: 2 (5x) last: 4/8/14 at N.Y. Islanders (4-1 win); Points: 2 (7x) last: (0-2), 4/8/14 at N.Y. Islanders (4-1 win)
When somebody goes out and is there to score goals, but is also there to make some big hits, fight, do all of those things, and he has a great mustache, it was great to see him get that hit and get everybody going.
— Colin Wilson on teammate Eric Nystrom, who scored a goal in Predators' win vs. Kings