April 3, 2007
Mike Cameron announced that Cody Bass will be joining the roster sometime this weekend. Bass split this season with Mississauga and Saginaw in the OHL registering 45 points (10/35) and 49 PIMs. Here’s the scouting report:
Scout #1: He’s not a sharp shooter and you really have to watch him to appreciate him. No NHL coach will be upset that you drafted Cody Bass; he can skate, he can fight, he’s a great faceoff man, he can kill penalties and even though he might only score ten goals a year, they might be game winners. He’s a character kid but if you’re looking for offensive upside, he’s not your guy.
ISS (June): A terrific checking forward with great skating ability, Bass can chip in offensively as well. Bass comes to play every night and will prove to be a solid role player at the next level.
April 2, 2007
Today the Senators announced the signing of prospect Shawn Weller to an amateur tryout agreement. The ATO allows Weller to play in Binghamton for the remainder of the season and then return to Clarkson next year. Weller is ranked #8 among Ottawa’s prospects and has the following scouting report:
Weller is a crash and bang type of winger whose physical style of play has enabled him to get free of opposing defenders in the EJHL. The 18-year-old will need to put on a little more weight at 6’2 and 190 pounds, but he shouldn’t have any problems filling out at that age. His play along the walls is possibly one of the aspects of his game which made him so highly regarded by both the Senators and Clarkson University.
This franchise sorely needs some decent grinders. Let’s just hope he’s more of a Scott Walker, who drove the Binghamton Ranger fans (and the Ferraro twins) nuts in 1996 with his pesky play, and not another Grant Potulny..who also drove B-Sens fans nuts for the last 3 years with his lack of grit and abundance of lazy obstruction penalties.
April 2, 2007
After a stretch of 20 games with only 2 wins, B-Sens fans really needed SOMETHING to give us something to cheer for and a little hope for next season. Last night rookie Brian Elliot delivered. The top prospect turned in a fantastic 38 save performance to earn his first pro victory. He had several highlight reel saves to help the Sens hold on for a 4-1 win over their northern rivals. Tomas Kudelka, another top Ottawa prospect who recently joined the team, also scored his first pro goal.