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Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (19) / 2/2/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
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Curtis Lazar picked up his first NHL point on Thursday.
His shot deflected off Colorado goale Calvin Pickard's stick and it appeared to be going into the net when Zack Smith buried it to make sure. Lazar ended up with an assist on the play and Smith received some ridicule from his teammates for "poaching" a goal from the rookie. Oct 17 - 3:30 PM

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Curtis Lazar has cracked Ottawa's roster out of training camp.

He still has junior eligibility, but he'll at least start the 2014-15 campaign with the Senators. Lazar may not get a shot at on a scoring line right away even though he has plenty of offensive potential. Still, he's worth keeping an eye on.
Oct 6 - 12:23 PM

Ottawa Senators’ beat reporter Ken Warren thinks it would be surprising for Ottawa to send Curtis Lazar back to junior.

Lazar has been a standout throughout training camp but he still has junior eligibility remaining. "I felt pretty solid out there, but then again, that’s not for me to make that decision," said Lazar. "I just have to go about my business and if I live to fight another day, I just have to regroup and get ready for the regular season. That’s going to be a step up." Lazar has big upside, and if he makes the Sens, he could be an offensive contributor immediately. The team may just keep him for a nine-game stint and send him back to junior later on this month.
Oct 5 - 9:32 AM

Curtis Lazar has been impressive throughout the preseason for the Ottawa Senators and there is a chance he could start the season in the NHL.

Lazar has spent most of training camp at center, but hasn’t really played with any of Ottawa’s best wingers. In Friday’s game against Montreal, he centered a line with Erik Condra and Mike Hoffman. The Senators must decide if they want to keep the 19-year-old on their roster or if they prefer to send him back to junior. The Sens may just have Lazar continue his audition for a roster spot with a nine-game trial to start the regular season.
Oct 4 - 9:40 AM

Curtis Lazar will be the wild card when plotting out the Senators' forward units for the 2014-15 season.

If he makes the team, he will have to play more than fourth-line minutes or else he is better off returning to his junior team. If Lazar does make the cut, then the Sens' third line will look different that the projected David Legwand-Zachary Smith-Colin Greenning unit. Stay tuned.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 27 - 10:30 AM

Curtis Lazar is feeling more comfortable "each and every day" at training camp.

"The scrimmage (Sunday) was a little sloppy, but I felt I skated well, handled the pressure well," he said. "I'm just looking forward to being able to hit some other guys. The intensity is going to rise. You're taking it a little easy on your own guys (in scrimmages and practices)." Lazar potted a power-play goal in a losing effort against the Islanders in preseason play on Monday.
Sep 23 - 8:22 AM

One Ottawa player worth keeping an eye on the next two weeks is Curtis Lazar.

The 19-year-old has a world of talent as his 41 goals with the Calder Cup-winning Edmonton Oil Kings can attest. Lazar added about 14 pounds of muscle to his frame in the offseason to ready himself for NHL battles and has a legitimate chance to grab a third-line role with the Senators. Keep an eye on this promising young rookie.
Sep 13 - 11:35 AM

Youngster Curtis Lazar is aiming to be a member of the Ottawa Senators this season.

The 19-year-old center is taking part in Canada's nation junior evaluation camp this week and while he's excited to participate, his hope is that he won't be on Team Canada at this year's tournament. "My goal is to be with the Ottawa Senators this season," Lazar said. "But this week is a week to step back. I want to be part of that team (the Senators), but I also would be honoured if I got the chance to play here, too." Sens GM Bryan Murray has previously called Lazar "NHL ready" so he should be given every opportunity to make the team.
Aug 10 - 8:11 AM

Ottawa GM Bryan Murray called prospect Curtis Lazar "NHL ready," but there's still a chance that he could be back in the WHL next season.

"I feel I'm ready for that next step, but then again, I've got to talk to the Senators," Lazar said. "I want to talk to Bryan Murray, I want to talk to (assistant GMs) Randy Lee and Pierre Dorion, and sort of get a feel for what they want from me this summer, and then just go into camp with an open mind." The 17th overall pick in the 2013 draft had a great 2013-14 campaign, which was capped off with a Memorial Cup championship win. Lazar could be a dark-horse candidate for the Calder Trophy if he sticks with the Senators next year.
Source: Ottawa Sun
May 29 - 11:25 AM

Ottawa Senators' prospect Curtis Lazar scored the overtime winner in Friday's Memorial Cup game against Val d'Or leading the Edmonton Oil Kings to the finals against the Guelph Storm.

Lazar has a knack for scoring big goals and he netted 41 of them in 58 games in the WHL this past season. The Sens' first-round pick of 2013 is on a mission to crack the Ottawa lineup next season. That might be a bit of a stretch as he may have to spend some time in Binghamton of the AHL before making his mark in the NHL. That said, Lazar is a very good prospect and should be tucked away on reserve lists going forward.
May 24 - 11:53 AM

Curtis Lazar scored twice to lead the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 3-1 win over Medicine Hat Sunday in Round 3 of the WHL playoffs.

Lazar was selected with the 17th pick in the 2013 Draft by the Ottawa Senators and they are quite high on the youngster who had 41 goals and 76 points in 58 regular season games this season and now has six goals and 15 points in 11 playoff games. "Curtis Laz­ar wants to be a (Na­tion­al Hockey League) play­er, head coach Derek Laxdal said. "He has a goal in mind. He wants to lead this hock­ey club fur­ther and fur­ther in the play­offs, and he's do­ing exact­ly that. He's been an out­stand­ing leader­ship guy for us." You have to be excited if you are an Ottawa Senators fan as Lazar looks to have a big career ahead of him.
Apr 21 - 7:09 AM

Curtis Lazar will suit up in his first exhibition game Thursday in Montreal after suffering a shoulder injury on the first day of training camp.

"I'm pretty excited," Lazar said. "I woke up and it felt like Christmas that's for sure, just getting to the rink. I'm looking forward to it. There's no better place to start for my first NHL pre-season action." He's a long shot to stick with the Ottawa Senators.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Curtis Lazar has agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal with the Ottawa Senators.

Lazar was taken with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He scored 38 goals and registered 23 assists in 72 WHL games last season with the Edmonton Oil Kings. Lazar has been dealing with an upper-body injury during the Senators' training camp.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Curtis Lazar will be a key player to watch on Ottawa's rookie tournament roster this week.

He impressed the team's brass at July's development camp and Senators GM Bryan Murray suggested that the 2013 first-round pick shouldn't be ruled out of playing in the NHL this coming season. If Lazar can't earn a roster spot out of training camp then he'll return to the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Senators scout George Fargher thinks that Curtis Lazar could develop into a player similar to that of New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan.

"He's a great character kid, a real solid player, we hope he can be a second line guy," said Fargher. "He's a gritty player, a two-way guy, who can score goals and (perhaps) be a potential leader on the team in the later years." He isn't expected to be ready for a roster spot yet, but Ottawa was thrilled that he was available when they stepped up to make the 17th overall pick.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 01:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2David Legwand
3Mika Zibanejad
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Milan Michalek
3Mike Hoffman
4Colin Greening
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Alex Chiasson
3Mark Stone
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Borowiecki
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner