OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators have signed defender Jonathan Aspirot on a three-year contract, the initial stage.
The 20-year-old from Mascouche, Que., Has two goals and 14 assists in 44 games in 2019-20, his rookie season with Senator Belleville from the American Hockey League.
He was ranked third among the team defensemen and tied sixth among the AHL Senators with a plus-14 ranking.
Without design, Aspirot initially signed a two-way two-way AHL contract with Belleville ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Parts 2020-21 of the contract are automatically canceled upon signing an initial level agreement with Ottawa.
Before joining the professional rankings, Aspirot had 73 points (22 goals, 51 assists) during 188 matches with Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Moncton Wildcats.
“Jonathan is a player, with praise for our amateur scouting staff, which we have been monitoring since he was invited to the development camp in 2018,” Ottawa Senator general manager Pierre Dorion said in his release. “He has shown a great sense of hockey and extraordinary determination to the point where he became a regular player among the Belleville defense forces last season. His progress collectively shows our hockey staff that he has become a legitimate NHL prospect. “
The Canadian Press report was first published on April 13, 2020
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