The director general of the Ottawa Senators, Pierre Dorion, don’t hide it: the young prodigy of the hockey quebec junior Alexis Lafrenière is well and truly on his radar.
The organization of ontario is likely logical to select the door-colors of the Océanic of Rimouski in the next draft of the national hockey League expected at the end of June at the Bell Centre. As of the date of Sunday, Ottawa was ranked as the 29th place in the overall standings with 47 points, and “made his way” on a sequence of five consecutive defeats. In addition, the San Jose Sharks — who have foisted the “Sense” as their first choice in the transaction with Erik Karlsson — were to the 26th level.
Also, Lafrenière should occur in the rear yard of the Senators, on Sunday late afternoon, as the Oceanic had an appointment with the Olympics of Gatineau. However, it was important in the eyes of Dorion to be present on-site. To do this, the DG and his deputy Peter MacTavish are quickly income in their neighborhoods Saturday evening after witnessing the setbacks of 5 to 2 of their club in the hands of the Jets in Winnipeg earlier in the day.
“It is essential that we can see Lafrenière, has admitted Dorion to the daily Ottawa Sun. And it is very important for me and Peter, as well as other members of our recruitment team, were going to see him play in Gatineau.”
However, the direction of the club ottawa has already had a sample of the talent having amassed 26 goals and 62 assists for 88 points in 41 games this season in the QMJHL. She was able to see him in action during the most recent junior world Championship and the conclusion was obvious.
“We saw someone being truly a player, dynamic and with an arsenal of skills impressive, said Dorion. We can see that it is a manufacturer of games and a marker. It has a lot of speed and takes charge of the game in order to push back the defenders from the opposing. It has really everything that it is necessary.”
Of course, the DG and his allies of the organization do not say no to the opportunity to fish out of other hopes, promising that this is Quinton Byfield or players from the Old Continent. The door is still open to various options.
“There are Lafrenière, but also a good number of youth in this auction amateur, said Dorion. Our recruiters are currently in Europe to attend competitions identified. I was able to travel in the company of our head of recruiting in Europe, Mikko Ruutu, in order to have a good idea of the best hopes, and I see that it is a cuvée with a lot of depth in regards to the first selections.”