A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, he signed a four-year contract extension with the Senators on Feb. 16.
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: 5, Jan. 15 vs Montreal (4-1 win)
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (15x) last: 3/10/14 vs Nashville (4-3 OT loss); Assists: 3, Jan. 31 vs Arizona (7-2 win); Points: 3, (0-3), Jan. 31 vs Arizona (7-2 win)
It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.
— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18