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Senators sign goaltender Driedger, forward Thompson to entry-level contracts

Tuesday, 04.01.2014 / 12:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Senators sign goaltender Driedger, forward Thompson to entry-level contracts

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Garrett Thompson to a one-year entry-level contract.

Thompson had a team-high 16 goals and added 16 assists in 42 games this season with the NCAA's Ferris State Bulldogs.

In four years with the Bulldogs, the 24-year-old native of Traverse City, Mich., recorded 87 points (42 goals, 45 assists) over 139 games.

Prior to attending Ferris State, the six-foot-two, 191-pound, winger spent three seasons with the Traverse City North Stars of the North American Hockey League, where he scored 40 goals and added 40 assists in 121 games.

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What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

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