"It was nice to get it this way – at last, I must say. It was a bit back and forth, but my feeling was I wanted another year here. I felt I had a good season, exceeding expectations, but I wanted to show both myself and them I could play at a high level two straight seasons.
I got everything I wanted from them, I got to stay another year here and a maximum contract, which is unbelievable, really.
Worlds? Nothing I hoped for when the season started, and when I got selected I just thought I gotta get at least one game, and it felt pretty good and our line worked better and better.
(They say in Ottawa that you’re staying to dominate in Sweden..)
Ah, well, just because you’ve signed a contract in the NHL you can’t walk with your head in the clouds, you got to keep both feet on the ground and work really hard."