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Bulletin: Senators sign three prospects

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

Cook, Ebbett and Vesce inked to one-year deals

OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators general manager John Muckler announced today the signing of another three prospects. The club signed one-year deals with defenceman Charlie Cook, and forwards Andrew Ebbett and Ryan Vesce.

COOK, 23, played his first full American Hockey League (AHL) season with the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2005-06. The Port Huron, Mich., native picked up two goals and 13 assists last season. He joined the Phantoms following the completion of his collegiate career at Cornell University (2001-2005) of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

In 129 career games at Cornell, Cook recorded 16 goals, 54 assists and 68 penalty minutes and was named First Team All-Ivy League and Second Team All-Ivy League in 2004-05 and 2003-04 respectively.

EBBETT, 23, completed his collegiate career in 2005-06 with the University of Michigan Wolverines of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). The Vernon, B.C., native captained his squad in his senior year, finishing second in team scoring with career highs in goals (14) and points (42) in 41 games.

In all, Ebbett tallied career totals of 38 goals, 105 assists and 131 penalty minutes in 166 games played, finishing 14th on Michigan's all-time forward assists list and tied for eighth in games played.

VESCE, 24, played his first professional season with the AHL's Springfield Falcons. The Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., native led the Falcons in assists (49) and points (67) after signing an AHL contract to join the team on Sept. 7, 2005.

In 2004-05, Vesce averaged more than a point a game with division 1 Rogle BK of the Swedish League. His collegiate career also saw him evolve at Cornell University, where he led the club in scoring with 19 goals and 26 assists over 36 games in 2002-03. In all, he totalled 46 goals, 82 assists, 128 points and 50 penalty minutes in 131 games in his four-year college career.

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