Ottawa Senators: Post NHL Draft Top 20 Prospects #20-#11

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Jun 26, 2015; Sunrise, FL, USA; A general view of the podium on stage before the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

17. Filip Ahl

Much like the player who preceeds him, Ahl is a big bodied forward. He holds a little more offensive potential than Buddy Robinson, which puts him higher on the list.

That said, he sounds like a highly inconsistent player. One scouting report ripped Ahl for being a lazy player, but that’s certainly what development will hope to turn around. The Senators always take a swede in the draft, this year, Ahl was it. Look for him to play a few more years in Sweden then perhaps North America is in the cards.

 

16. Ben Harpur

There seems to be a theme in amongst the last few players, and Harpur leads them all. At 6foot6, Harpur is a big defenceman. He just completed his CHL career and is expected to play in the Senators organization this upcoming season.

His game certainly projected well at the CHL level, and his big size makes him an intriguing prospect. Depending on how his first AHL season goes, his NHL projections will become more clear. For now, he remains a long shot as a former 4th round pick, but has the physical tools to make the NHL.

 

15. Max McCormick

Along with former Ohia State teammate Ryan Dzingel, McCormick is ready to take a step up in terms of production at the AHL level. He’s a bruising forward who works hard and isn’t afraid to drop the gloves.

That hard work was recognized this off-season as McCormick took home the Senators’ Hardest Working player award at development camp. He projects as a bottom 6 forward and could make his NHL debut over the next few seasons. For now, McCormick will be an important piece in Binghamton as they look to have a big year.

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