Senators prospect Nick Paul has opened many eyes after being acquired by Ottawa in the trade which also brought Alex Chiasson and Alex Guptill to the Sens from Dallas. Paul had an impressive showing at Team Canada's World Junior development camp after helping lead the North Bay Battalion to the OHL Final. He talked about his showing in front of Canada's selection group on day one of rookie camp.
"I came in the underdog, people were saying, 'who's this Paul kid? Should he be here?' I knew right off the bat I'd have to leave a big impression," said Paul. "I went in there, put my best foot forward and had a good first game. I had some people talking about me. After the second game people were talking about me and using my name a lot. I think I went in there and left a good impression and hopefully I can get the season going well and make that team."
In 67 games with the Battalion last season, Paul recorded 26 goals and 46 points during the regular season before adding 12 goals and 18 points in 22 playoff games.