February 24 2015

Peter Harling

2016-02-24

Andreas Athanasiou

Updates on Sens prospects, Athanasiou and Wilson heating up, and a look at prospects in the KHL

 

Ottawa Senators prospect Nick Paul scored his first career NHL goal last night. Paul currently projects as a bottom six forward, but has potential upside of a Jarome Iginla or Jamie Benn type player. I am not suggesting he will have a Hall of Fame career, or lead the NHL in scoring, simply that he has the ability to play a top line powerforward scoring role with 30 goal potential.

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The Ottawa Senators have also agreed to terms with prospect Chris Wideman on a two-year $1.6 million contract extension. Wideman was the AHL defenceman of the year with 61 points, and has five goals this season in the NHL which ranks third among NHL. The signing prevents Wideman from becoming a UFA this summer.

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Detroit Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou delivered this game winning shootout goal last night.

 

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Athanasiou has four points in his last ten games since being recalled to the NHL. He has been playing limited minutes averaging 8:45 to date on a line with Tomas Jurco and Gustav Nyquist.

18.14%

EV

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11.75%

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7.61%

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