Senators prospect Francis Perron recently spoke about his goals this offseason:
“I want to be 175 pounds for main training camp. Right now, I’m at 163 or 162. For sure, I lost five or six pounds in the last two months of the season. It was a lot of hockey, but it’s part of it. You have to pay a price when you go that far.”
“It’s a big summer of training for me, to put on some weight,”
In my opinion this could be a guy that surprises a lot of people. He isn’t the biggest guy, but he’s got a good amount of speed and skill. Perron put up 108 points in 62 games with the Rouyn-Noranda, Huskies (good enough for second best in the QMJHL) and he led all QMJHL players in postseason assists and points. He’s certainly a guy I’ve got my eye on.
Mike Traikos over at the National Post did a piece looking at all of the Canadian teams, here’s a bit of what he had to say about the Ottawa Senators:
Best-Case Scenario: Though he had a down year in Calgary, Jiri Hudler scored six goals and 11 points in 19 games after getting traded to Florida. He might not be the 31-goal scorer he was in 2014-15, but he could reach the 20-goal mark.
Hudler is a skilled player who can still collect points and on paper it would look nice to see him alongside a guy like Pageau. While I don’t think we’ll see him make $4 million a season, I also don’t think he’d be willing to take a $2 Million dollar a season contract (which is what I’d assume the Senators would be willing to offer for a 3rd line player.) My guess is Hudler goes for 2 – 3 years at 3 – 3.5 a season.