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Player Spotlight: Erik Condra

Friday, 09.7.2012 / 3:24 PM ET / Features
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Player Spotlight: Erik Condra

(Editor's note: As the 2012-13 season draws closer, ottawasenators.com will take a daily snapshot look at some of the returning players from last year, with both a look back and a look ahead).

ERIK CONDRA

2011-12 stats: 81 GP, 8 G, 17 A, 25 PTS, 30 PIM, +11 rating

Last season: In his first full NHL season, Condra established himself as a dependable forward capable of filling a number of roles. The 26-year-old native of Trenton, Mich., saw action in all but one of Ottawa's regular-season games and was among the team's most effective penalty killers, being one of just three Senators to record more than one shorthanded goal during the 2011-12 season. His solid +11 rating tied for sixth among the Senators in the plus-minus category, and he also rated 15th among all NHL forwards with 69 blocked shots.

The highlight: Condra enjoyed his biggest offensive night of the season on Dec. 20 at Scotiabank Place, scoring twice in the third period — including the eventual game-winner — as the Senators dumped the Buffalo Sabres 4-1. It's was the third multi-goal game of his still-young NHL career.

Looking forward: Though he's best known for his responsible play defensively and his hockey smarts, Condra has spent the off-season working toward becoming more of an offensive contributor in the coming season. During the Binghamton Senators' run to the Calder Cup crown in 2010-11, he totalled 17 goals and 47 points in 55 games, showing he's got that kind of ability. Now it's just a matter of, as Condra puts it, bearing down a little more at the NHL level when he's presented with scoring opportunities.

Quote: “I think we sparked some youth and energy with (the team's veterans). And they handed down the experience and some of their love for the game as well. So we just had a great time last year and we really clicked, and I think that's what led to some of our success last year. Our big guys stepped up and had great years and I have a feeling they're going to do the same this year.”

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 21 45 7 66
M. Stone 80 26 38 21 64
K. Turris 82 24 40 5 64
B. Ryan 78 18 36 5 54
M. Hoffman 79 27 21 16 48
M. Zibanejad 80 20 26 0 46
C. MacArthur 62 16 20 -6 36
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
D. Legwand 80 9 18 1 27
A. Chiasson 76 11 15 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 14 13 8 .923 2.49
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02