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Senators Sign top NCAA Free Agent

The Ottawa Senators sign college free agent Max Veronneau to a two-year entry-level contract. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Veronneau received interest from more than 25 NHL teams.

Veronneau, 23, scored 13 goals and 37 points in 31 games with Princeton University this season. Last season he had a career-best scoring 17 goals and 55 points in 36 games. He led the NCAA in assists and was awarded First-Team All-ECAC and Second-Team All_American. In his last two seasons, he was nominated for the Hobey Baker Trophy.

“We aggressively pursued Max,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a statement. “He plays the game with tremendous pace and has terrific offensive instincts. Max will be given the opportunity to compete to be part of the Senators team, both now and in the future.”

Two of his Princeton University teammates have also signed deals as free agents. Defenseman Josh Teves has signed with the Vancouver Canucks, while Ryan Kuffner has signed with the Detroit Red Wings.


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