An RFA at the conclusion of last season, he is in the midst of the first of a two-year contract he signed with Ottawa on July 4.
2013-14: Played his first full season in the NHL ... Established new NHL career highs in assists (nine), points (11), plus/minus (+9), penalty minutes (64) and games (57) ... Led Senators defencemen while ranking third on the team in plus/minus ... Appeared in each of the team s final 34 regular-season games after not dressing in 25 of the club s first 47 contests ... Recorded the first multi-point game of his NHL career when he earned two assists in the team's Jan. 25 rescheduled contest at Carolina (6-3 loss).
2014-15 Season high: Blocked shots: 4, Feb. 5 vs Washington (2-1 loss)
Career game highs: Goals: 1 (4x) last: 3/8/14 at Winnipeg (5-3 win); Assists: 2, 1/25/14 at Carolina (6-3 loss); Points: 2, (0-2), 1/25/14 at Carolina (6-3 loss)