The Ottawa Senators have selected American-born winger Shane Eiserman with the 100th pick of the NHL Draft. Eiserman is a 6’1″ winger, who played with Dubuque in the USHL last season after a couple of years in the US National Team Development program. While the spelling is different, the name sound like Yzerman, although it might be a pipe dream to expect that kind of talent from the 100th pick.
Like the Senators 3rd round pick, Miles Gendron, Eiserman is a native of Massachusetts, and he will be attending the University of New Hampshire in the fall.
Eiserman considers himself to be a power forward in the mold of James Van Reimsdyk or Jordan Stall, according to his NHL.com profile. He had 16 goals and 24 assists in 53 USHL games. He is another long-term project and won’t likely be seen in an Ottawa Senators uniform any time soon and he will probably spend 2 or 3 years, minimum, in college before turning pro.
The Senators have 1 pick remaining with the 190th pick in the 7th round, on a day where there wasn’t really much to get excited about in terms of the near future. All three of the picks they have used will be playing elsewhere for at least a couple of seasons before they are even considered for a look in the NHL.
It is a frustrating way to begin the new season after the dismal way the last season ended. Maybe free agency will allow the Senators to gleam some optimism. Is there another Clarke MacArthur out there?