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by Da lil Guy on 09/17/13 at 11:50 AM ET
The Ottawa Senators announced the signing of 2013 first rounder Curtis Lazar to an Entry Level Contract.
From the Club's official release:
The 6-0, 196-pound centre has recorded 93 points (58 goals, 35 assists) and 103 penalty minutes over 141 career WHL contests, all of which have occurred with the Oil Kings. He has also registered 18 goals and 13 assists over 46 career WHL post-season games.
Lazar recently attended Team Canada’s national junior development camp which was held in early August in Montreal and Lake Placid, N.Y. He has previous international experience in having helped Canada win the Ivan Hlinka tournament after recording three goals and one assist over five games in the summer of 2012.
The 18 year old Lazar has been held off the ice at Senators training camp due to what's been described as an upper body injury, but had a very strong showing at the prospect tournament in London Ontario, including a beautiful shootout winner against the Blackhawks rookies.
Lazar has two more years of junior eligibility and will likely be returned to the Oil Kings of the WHL in short order; but his attitude and strong play so far have turned some heads. He was probably the player who stood out most for me in London, not looking at all out of place despite being one of the youngest members of the Sens prospect team.
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