Scouting The 2014-’15 Binghamton Senators: Offense

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#44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Age: 21 (Nov 11, 1992)
Birthplace: Gatineau, QUE
Hgt/Wgt: 5’9 175 lbs Pst: Center/Right Wing
Acquired: Ottawa Senators – 4th round draft pick in 2011 (96th Overall).
Contract: $65,000/$660,000 – 3rd yr of 3 yr entry-level

Last Season: Binghamton//Ottawa; 46 games 20 goals 24 assists 23 PIM +15 // 28 games 2 goals 0 assists 12 PIM -5


  • Led the club with five game winning goals. Managed a 20 goal season and nearly a point per game average.
  • Claimed the club’s top Defensive Forward Award last season.
  • Slick offensive, bull of a forward with strong defensive work. Excellent in the dot. Sound positional play and PK specialist.
  • Team spark plug. Always moving, smooth and aggressive skater. Great stick handler with playmaker abilities.

Outlook: Should settle in for Ottawa at some point this season, but now it’s a number’s game with limited space and will start in Binghamton. Was the team’s MVP in 2012-’13 before getting called up and started kicking butt in Ottawa heading towards the playoffs. Needs to get his confidence back before returning to the big club. On the Radar.

#57 Derek Grant

Age: 24 (Apr 20, 1990)
Birthplace: Abbotsford, BC
Hgt/Wgt: 6’3 206 lbs Pst: Center/Left Wing
Acquired: Re-signed in July during the off-season.
Contract: $85,000/$700,000 – 1st yr of 1 yr, 2-way

Last Season: Binghamton//Ottawa; 46 games 12 goals 10 assists 30 PIM +9 // 20 games 0 goals 2 assists 4 PIM -3


  • Big, dynamic PK specialist. Led the league in shorty’s in 2012-’13 with five.
  • Settled out of his contract dispute during the off-season before going to arbitration.
  • Wasn’t effective at times just getting by. Has the ability but doesn’t use it to his potential.
  • Only other player other than Dizzy remaining from the 2011 Calder Cup Championship.

Outlook: At times Derek has shown some flashes of his talent but puts it on cruise control while seemingly waiting for another call-up and not risking an injury. Gotta change that attitude before it catches up and bites him. Not sure at this point what he’ll bring coming up but needs to have a better overall performance with some fire in his belly. On the Radar.

Carter Camper

Age: 26 (Jul 6, 1988)
Birthplace: Rocky River, OH
Hgt/Wgt: 5’9 173 lbs Pst: Center/Right Wing
Acquired: Signed as a free agent in July of 2014.
Contract: $150,000/$600,000 – 1st yr of 1 yr, 2-way

Last Season: Providence Bruins//Springfield Falcons; 41 games 8 goals 23 assists 16 PIM -2 // 19 games 4 goals 16 assists 8 PIM -2


  • Has played in 206 AHL games including 17 playoff games.
  • Was dealt in Feb of 2014 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Blake Parlett. Was assigned to Springfield (Falcons) where he finished the season.
  • Played in 3 NHL games for Boston Bruins in Feb of 2012 and scored a goal. Brings offensive high-end skill level.

Outlook: Excited to see what Carter brings to the table as I hope he somehow gets paired up with Puempel and Pageau at some point as that would be high-end, full-out offensive threat line. Great signing bringing a proven veteran in helping out balancing the offense.