Right winger beat known for his many seasons as a member of the Ottawa Senators. He was named an alternate captain of the team in September 2013.
He played minor hockey for the Grey-Bruce Highlanders of the South-Central Triple A Hockey League.
He was named an honorary chair of Rogers House, the Ottawa-based charity organization which provides homes for ill children.
His first daughter Hailey was born in June 2007.
He has played alongside fellow right winger Mark Stone in Ottawa.