Ranking The Top 20 Ottawa Senators Prospects: #15-11

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12. Ben Harpur

Defenceman – Barrie Colts  — 2014 4th round pick

AHL 6foot5 236lbs

Perhaps Ben Harpur is ranked a little high on this list, especially considering he is ahead of players like Buddy Robinson, Cole Schneider, and Miles Gendron. While that is certainly a possibility, Harpur remains a legitimate defensive prospect who should play in the AHL next season.

At 20-years-old, Harpur’s career is likely over, meaning he’ll be headed to Binghamton (AHL) or possibly Evansville (ECHL) if Ottawa determines that to be best for his development.

The hype surrounding Harpur is his sheer size. At 6foot6, Harpur is a big man and one who isn’t pushed around easily. He was part of Team Canada’s orientation camp before last season’s world junior championship and played a big part in Guelph’s memorial cup run in 2014.

Moving forward, Harpur has a shot to play in Binghamton next year. With just Michael Sdao, Frederik Claesson, and Guillaume Lepine under contract and expected to play in Binghamton, there is room for Harpur if he is ready to make the jump.

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