Ben Harpur

Ottawa Senators
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Fantasy Summary

Bottom-pairing, defense-first defender.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 12, 1995
Height 6‘6”
Weight 215 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 4; Overall: 108

Observations

March 2019 – Harpur has seen an increased role in Ottawa this year. Now with a much steadier position on the team, his true colors have begun to shine through. While Harpur will never win you a league based on his offensive production, he could be a useful player due to his peripherals. Based on this season, he averages over 100 penalty minutes, over 100 blocks and nearly 150 hits in an 82-game season. Should he maintain a position in Ottawa next year with Mark Borowiecki, he could join his partner as a premier “masher”. Jordan Deshane

October 2017 – Reigning minor-league team-MVP Ben Harpur has been cut from camp and sent down to Belleville of the AHL. It will be interesting to see how he progresses offensively this year and see if he can take it to another level. He’ll be in the mix for call up duty all season long and will likely get well acquainted with the route between Ottawa and Belleville before seasons end. Brad Phillips

June 2017 – The towering defenseman had a breakout campaign and established himself as a legitimate prospect in 2016-17. He tied for most points among defenseman on the Binghamton Senators with 27 in 63 games and was named team MVP. He saw six games of action towards the end of 2016-17 and got in the lineup for seven playoff games where he found the assist column once, more than holding his own and earning the praise of head coach Guy Boucher. Harpur has only been playing the position for a handful of years so he’s just starting to scratch the surface of his potential. With Chabot looking ready for prime time, Harpur will be hard pressed to earn a full-time spot come the fall, but he’ll most certainly be in the mix as the 7th or 8th defenseman. Brad Phillips

March 2015 – Ben Harpur has been one of the most improved prospects in the system in the 2014-15 season. The lanky defenseman has put up career high totals in goals (5), assists (26), and points (31) splitting time between the Guelph Storm and the Barrie Colts in the OHL. As a former forward, Harpur’s decision making can be shaky at times because he is still learning the defensive side of the game, but his overall development has been impressive. Drafted as a raw athlete with good size and emerging skill, Harpur has rewarded the Senators’ belief in him by blossoming into a standout blueliner in the OHL. He was chosen as an OHL All-Star, and participated in the Subway Super Series against the Russian Selects team. Possessing a hard shot from the point that is useful on the power play and the size needed to play in the NHL, Harpur can continue to grow into a late bloomer that has a chance of an NHL future. More than likely will be a player that will spend some time in the minors at the ECHL or AHL level continuing his skill development before being ready to fill a depth role in the NHL. Kevin LeBlanc


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Niagara Falls Canucks Mn Mdgt SCTAMM 43 6 12 18 111 |          
 2011-2012 Guelph Storm OHL 34 1 3 4 22 |          
 2012-2013 Guelph Storm OHL 67 3 12 15 59 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
 2013-2014 Guelph Storm OHL 67 3 13 16 69 | Playoffs 20 1 4 5 12 
  Guelph Storm M-Cup 4 0 0 0 4 |          
 2014-2015 Guelph Storm OHL 28 4 16 20 40 |          
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 0 0 15 |          
  Barrie Colts OHL 29 1 10 11 22 | Playoffs 9 2 4 6
 2015-2016 Ottawa Senators NHL 5 0 1 1 2 |          
  Binghamton Senators AHL 47 2 4 6 34 |          
  Jacksonville IceMen ECHL 4 0 2 2 2 |          
 2016-2017 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2
  Binghamton Senators AHL 63 2 25 27 81 |          
 2017-2018 Ottawa Senators NHL 41 0 1 1 21 |          
  Belleville Senators AHL 19 2 9 11 31 |          
 2018-2019 Ottawa Senators NHL 51 1 4 5 56 |          

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