Date of Birth: 05/10/1977
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 198 lbs
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: St. Louis Blues’ sixth-round pick (153rd overall) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft…Traded to Buffalo by St. Louis for Charlie Huddy and Buffalo’s 7th round choice (Daniel Corso) in 1996 Entry Draft 3/19/96…Signed as free agent by Ottawa 7/5/03…re-signed as free agent by Ottawa 8/2/05…signed AHL contract with Binghamton on 7/6/07…
CAREER AWARDS/HONORS: QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995)…AHL First All-Star Team (2004)…Willie Marshall Award (AHL leading goal scorer) 2005-06…Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (AHL Man of the Year) 2007-08…
2007-08: Collected first point of season with assist against HER 10/13/07…buried two markers against NOR in 5-1 win on 10/20/07…netted hat trick to lead B-Sens past WBS on 10/27/07, giving him 216 AHL markers in career…added two helpers in 5-4 win @ ROC 10/28/07…collected two points (1+1=2) in 3-0 shutout victory over WBS…buried two markers vs. ROC on Thanksgiving…buried two markers to lead B-Sens to a 4-0 win over BPT 11/30/07…buried two markers, including game-winner against NOR 12/1/07…buried fourth game-winning goal of season in 4-3 win over SYR 12/14/07…returned to line-up after missing 13 games with a broken bone in his foot and registered the game-winning shootout goal vs. POR…buried two goals, including game-winner, and added one assist in B-Sens 6-3 win over SYR 1/18/08…
2006-07: In 53 NHL games with Ottawa, Atlanta and Philly, registered eight points (5+3=8)…
2005-06: Had first multi-point game of season on 10/15 vs. BPT (1g, 1a)…Tallied 3 assists in single game for the third time in his AHL career on 10/30 @ LOW…Scored 2 goals vs. ROC on 11/5…Registered third career AHL four-point game (2g, 2a) vs. HAR on 11/11; Scored twice in 3rd period, including game winner with :39 remaining… Scored in final minute of regulation for 2nd straight game on 11/12 vs. PHI, helping lift Senators to shootout victory; had three points in the game (2g, 1a)…Named CCM/Vector AHL Player of the Week on 11/14/05…Scored twice in 3-6 loss @ ALB on 11/19…Called up to Ottawa on 11/22 on emergency basis…Returned to Binghamton 11/27…Appeared in 450th AHL contest 12/2 @ PHI…Recorded fifth two-goal performance of the season, including the shorthanded game-winner, 12/3 @ ALB…Tallied 2 assists vs. ROC on 12/10…Had 3 points (1g, 2a) on 12/16 vs. NOR…Had 3 points (1g, 2a) on 12/18 @ ROC…Scored a goal in fifth straight game on 12/27 @ TOR, setting a new franchise record for consecutive games with a goal…Extended franchise record with goal in sixth straight game on 12/28 @ SYR; reached 20-goal mark in the game…Recalled to Ottawa for 12/30 game vs. NY Islanders; returned to BNG after game…Named to 2006 AHL All-Star Canadian Team on 1/11…Recorded 2nd hat trick of the season on 2/3/06 @ NOR…Scored his 100th regular season goal in a B-Sens uniform on 2/11 @ TOR; also tied a franchise record with his 17th power-play goal of the season…Tallied 18th power-play goal of the season on 2/24 vs. TOR setting a new B-Sens franchise record…Set several milestones in 7-4 win vs. NOR on 3/8 including his career high for goals in a game (4), points in a game (5) and goals in a season (42). Also played in his 216th game with the B-Sens, tying a franchise record held previously by defenseman Christoph Schubert…Scored his 200th AHL goal, 27 seconds into the first period, on 3/18 vs. PHI…Matched pro career high for points in a season (78) with 1 assist vs. ALB on 3/22…Scored his 50th goal of the season in 1-3 L vs. NOR on 4/1…Tied Binghamton AHL record for goals in one season (54) on 4/14/06 @ NOR…Set new Binghamton AHL record for most goals in a season (55) on 4/15/06 @ HER…Scored 56th goal vs. ALB on 4/16, tying him with Grand Rapids’ Donald MacLean for the Willie Marshall Award, given annually to the AHL’s top goal scorer. Also tied an AHL record in that game with his 27th power-play goal of the season…
2005 Calder Cup Playoffs: Scored 1st goal of playoffs in Game 5 vs. WBS on 4/29…
2004-05: Had first multi-point game of season on 11/6 vs. ROC (1g,1a)…Had first multi-goal game of season with 2 goals and 1 assist at WBS on 11/20…Had second straight 2 goal game on 11/21…Named 1st Star in ending six-game goalless run with a pair of lamp-lighters, including the game winner, in 6-2 vs. ALB 12/26…Recorded first hat trick as a Senator vs. SPR on 12/31 and was named 1st star…Extended career-high point streak to 11 games with 1 goal vs. PRO on 1/26…scored 30th goal of season in 3-2 OTL vs. NOR on March 2nd…Had 3 assists in a game for the second time in his AHL career on 3/16 vs. BPT…matched a professional career high for points in a season (67) with an overtime game-winning goal on 3/19 vs. PHI…Had an assist on 3/30 vs. PHI giving him 300 points in his AHL career and his first 70-point season…Tied AHL career high for goals in a season with his 34th vs. WOR on 4/1…Set new professional career high for goals in a season (35) with game-winning empty net goal on 4/2 vs. MTB…Registered a hat trick in regular season finale vs. HER raising his pro-career high goal total to 39.
2003-04: Three-point night (2+1) in 4-2 win @ PHI 10/10 in his B-Sens debut…1st Star with game-winning overtime goal vs. former teammates in 2-1win over ROC 10/11… Appeared in 300th AHL contest 12/19 vs. WBS… Goal @ PHI 12/28 broke an AHL career-high 14-game goal drought… Game-winning goal 12/31 was his 100th career AHL marker… Empty net goal on 1/17 was 200th career AHL point… Recalled by Ottawa (NHL) 2/4… Recalled by Ottawa (NHL) 2/15… Passed the 500 minute mark in career AHL PIM with minor @ HER 2/29… With goal and an assist 3/14 @ ALB, set new personal AHL best for points in a season with 60…Empty net goal 3/20 vs. BPT gave him 62 points, tying the franchise record set last year by Antoine Vermette…Assist on Brad Tapper’s goal 3/24 vs. MTB established new single season scoring record for the Senators (63 points)…Named to AHL First All-Star Team 4/1… Finished with AHL career-highs in assists (37) and points (67)…
2002-03: Split the season between Buffalo (NHL) and Rochester (AHL) … Recorded two points in Buffalo and 47 points (27-20) in 48 games in Rochester … Was second on the team in goals (27) and second in plus/minus (+15) in Rochester … Signed as a free-agent by Ottawa on July 5.
Getting to know Denis:
Who is your hockey hero?: Mario Lemieux
The best thing about your hometown is... : ...my friends and family.
Do you have any special charities that you support?: Fight against breast cancer w/ Binghamton
Special interests outside of hockey: Fishing
If you weren't playing professional hockey, what would you like to be doing?: Farmer
What music do you listen to?: Country