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Curtis Lazar | Center

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (19) / 2/2/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190

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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

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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

Curtis Lazar has been chosen by the Ottawa Senators with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Before the season, Lazar was considered one of the top prospects in the draft, but a change of role into a more defensive-minded position seems to have unfairly lessened his value in the eyes of many scouts. He still scored 38 goals in 72 games for the Oil Kings, despite being asked to shut down opponents' top players on a nightly basis. Lazar is one of the top two-way forwards in the draft, and is seen as one of the surest bets to make an NHL roster. He knows how to position himself at both ends of the ice, and uses his size well despite his relatively small frame. While Lazar knows when to make the safe, smart play, he can sometimes be a little too conservative which detracts from his offensive capabilities. How he develops those capabilities will determine how far he will go once he reaches the NHL.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 04:56:00 PM

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