Became just the sixth player to score nine goals in his first 10 NHL games (since the record was kept beginning in the 1943-44 season) and is the only active NHL player to have accomplished the feat ... An RFA at the conclusion of the 2014-15 campaign, he was awarded a one-year contract with Ottawa via arbitration on July 26.
2014-15: Made his Senators debut, recording his first goal (and point) for the club, on Oct. 9 at Nashville (3-2 loss) ... Recorded the first shorthanded point of his NHL career on Oct. 26 at Chicago (2-1 loss) ... Scored what was only Ottawa s second game-tying goal inside of the last minute over the past three years in an eventual shootout win on Nov. 25 at St. Louis (3-2 SO win).
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (3x) last: 10/24/13 vs Calgary (with Dallas); Assists: 3, 4/1/14 at Washington (with Dallas); Points: 3 (2x) last: (0-3), 4/1/14 at Washington (with Dallas)
Traded to Ottawa by Dallas with Alexander Guptill, Nicholas Paul and Dallas' 2nd round choice (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Mackenzie Blackwood) in 2015 Entry Draft for Jason Spezza and Ludwig Karlsson, July 1, 2014.