OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed college free agent forward Andrew Sturtz to a two-year entry-level contract beginning in 2018-19.
Sturtz, 23, led the NCAA's Penn State University Nittany Lions in scoring during his junior season with 40 points, including 14 goals. Over three college seasons, the 5-8, 185-pound, Buffalo native scored 54 goals and recorded 104 points in 111 career games. His 54 career goals leave him as the all-time leading goal scorer in the program's history.
"Andrew is a player whom we identified as someone we were interested in for some time," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "He is a skilled, competitive player who can play both centre and the wing. He's not only talented, but the type of character player we are looking for. He'll graduate from Penn State in only three years and we look forward to having him in camp next season."
Prior to attending Penn State, Sturtz played two seasons with the Carleton Place Canadians, recording 176 points (81 goals) in 116 CCHL games.
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