August 5, 2015 [Waterloo, ON] ISS Hockey recaps the top prospects drafted by Ottawa Senators in the 2015 NHL Draft, held on June 26-27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida:
Top Prospects Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 2015 NHL Draft
|16||18||CHABOT, Thomas||LD||1/30/1997||6.01.5||180||Saint John||QMJHL|
|15||21||WHITE, Colin||RW||1/30/1997||6.00||183||USA NTDP Under-18||USHL|
|NA||199||DACCORD, Joel||G||8/19/1996||6.02.5||197||Cushing Academy||HIGH-MA|
ISS Scouts have been tracking prospects eligible for the NHL Draft for years (typically from the age of fourteen), so they have unique knowledge of strengths, weaknesses and probabilities for success at the NHL level. ISS Hockey scouts identify prospects that have been chosen by the Ottawa Senators in past drafts and provide a brief summary of how these drafted players will influence the team:
Thomas Chabot (ISS Ranked #16 in 2015, Overall drafted #18 in 2015 NHL Draft) – Mobile, puck advancing defender with excellent offensive instincts and ability to read the game. Chabot’s development curve throughout this season alone has been tremendous. The puck-moving defender has shown constant progress in his all-around game while not sacrificing any of his offensive game.
Colin White (ISS Ranked #15 in 2015, Overall drafted #21 in 2015 NHL Draft) – White doesn’t have many holes in his game and when he’s at his best he has shown the ability to flat out dominate. He is a player who coaches love to have on their side who can be relied upon to eat up big minutes and add character along the way.
Curtis Lazar (ISS Ranked #12 in 2013, Over all drafted #17 in 2013 NHL Draft) – The Senators had high hopes for Lazar after drafting him 17th overall, and have to be pleased with his development. Was awarded the George Parsons Trophy as the Memorial Cup s most sportsmanlike player in 2014. Recorded nine points while serving as Canada’s captain and winning the gold medal at the 2015 WJC. 2013-14: Incredible hockey IQ and work ethic on both sides of the puck will make him a fan favorite.
Cody Ceci (ISS Ranked #10 in 2012, Overall drafted #15 in 2012 NHL Draft) – The 21-year-old is a smooth-skating defender who makes few mistakes. He isn’t overly physical but doesn’t shy away from contact. He stays calm under pressure and is dependable at getting the puck out of the defensive zone. Ceci has progressed well over the past couple years as he brings good puck moving ability and defensive instincts.
BEST VALUE PICK SINCE 2010:
Mark Stone (ISS Ranked #118 in 2010, Overall drafted #178 in 2010 NHL Draft) – Stone’s development curve over last couple season has been outstanding. Natural goal-scorer with an above-average shot and excellent release. The 23-year-old finished second in rookie-of-the-year voting to Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad.
“Sens were able to draft two high ceiling prospects in the first round. First getting puck moving d-men Thomas Chabot with the 16th pick and then Colin White with the 21st pick was a real steal, I think this guy is one of the most underrated players in the draft. White is Intelligent, low maintenance playmaking center that has excellent hockey IQ and poise with the puck. After that GM Bryan Murray was able to net the Sens a very good haul of young, talented future assets at this draft. With Chabot and White, the Sens can afford to patient and let them develop their game. After that they added forward depth selecting sniper Gabriel Gagne, solid two-way center Filip Chlapik plus Filip Ahl who was highly rated at the start of the season but struggled to put it altogether. Another Great Value pick has to be re-entry dmen Christian Jaros, big mobile kid who should challenge for NHL job after some seasoning in the AHL”. – Dennis MacInnis, Director of Scouting at ISS Hockey
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