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 (8x) last: Nov. 25 at Colorado (5-3 win)
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (17x) last: Oct. 14 at Columbus (7-3 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.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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