After taking Curtis Lazar 17th overall in the first round, Ottawa had to wait over 60 picks to pick again at #78. They used that pick to select Swedish goaltender Marcus Hogberg.
There isn’t much information available about the prospect, except that he is big (6’4″, 205 lbs) and was the 4th ranked European goaltender according to Central Scouting.
Hogberg adds to the Senators expanding depth in goal, with Craig Anderson, Robin Lehner, Chris Dreidger and Francois Brassard. Hogberg might have a lot of work to do and a ton of learning, but the Senators can be patient with him.
Hogberg was on the silver medal winning team in the World Under 18 Championships this past season, and has racked up numerous awards in the Swedish junior league.
How and when that will translate to North America is yet to be determined.
It just continues the flow of Swedish talent to the Senators system.
The Senators had 2 4th round picks.
At 102, the Senators selected another Swede, Tobias Lindberg who was the 99th ranked European skater by Central scouting. He is a right winger listed at 6’3″ and 200 lbs. That was a real off-the-board pick.
At 108, Ottawa drafted big (6’5″, 21o lbs) defenseman Ben Harpur from the Guelph Storm of the OHL. He was the 101st ranked North American skater by Central Scouting, so another flyer that the Senators must see someting.
With the 138th pick, the Senators selected Vincent Dunn from Val D’Or of the QMJHL. He is a smallish centre who is from Gatineau (hello J-G Pageau?) who is described as a pest. He was suspended for 2 games this past season for using a racial slur, but hopefully that was an isolated incident in the heat of the moment and not typical of the player.
He had 25 goals and 52 points in 53 games and was a +21 with just under 100 PIMs last season.
With the 161st pick, that Ottawa got from Dallas for Sergei Gonchar, the Senators took Chris Leblanc, an unranked RW from South Shore in the EJHL. He had 33 points in 44 games in the league and is 6’3″ and 195 lbs. Definitely a long-term project that will probably end up in the NCAA for a few years before even getting a look.
The Sens were up again with pick 168, and they picked 6’1″, 190 lbs centre Quentin Shore from the University of Denver of the NCAA. As a freshman, Shore scored 10 goals and had 9 asssits in 39 games. He played for the US in the Under 18 WC last season, and came up through the USNTDP. He is the brother of Panthers centre Drew Shore.
And barring a trade, that is the final pick for the Senators in the 2013 NHL draft.