OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has recalled defenceman Ben Harpur on an emergency basis from its American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. The NHL recall is the first of his career.
Harpur, 21, is completing his first season of professional hockey. In 43 games with the B-Sens, he has scored one goal and added four assists, while recording 26 penalty minutes. He scored his first professional goal on Feb. 21 in a 6-2 victory at Hartford.
The 6-6, 218-pound Harpur was drafted by the Senators with their second fourth-round pick (108th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft. He played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, with both the Guelph Storm and the Barrie Colts. While with the Storm, he played against current teammate Curtis Lazar in the 2014 Memorial Cup.
The Senators return to action tonight when they visit the Minnesota Wild at 8 p.m. ET.
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