The Ottawa Senators have signed prospect Francis Perron to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Tuesday. Details on the contract were not disclosed.
Perron is in his fourth season with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL. The 19-year-old was a 7th round draft pick (190th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Entering the draft he put up 16 goals and 55 points in 68 games for the Huskies. His offensive production has improved year over year since being draft, with Perron scoring 41 goals and 107 points in 61 games this season.
He’s second only to Moncton’s Connor Garland in points (though he’s 19 back from Garland, who is running away with the title). His 41 goals are tied for fifth league-wide.
While he’s signed his ELC, it’s possible that Perron won’t be available to suit up for Ottawa or Binghampton this year. Rouyn-Noranda have already locked in their playoff spot and will be the Q’s regular season champions. Though, if the Huskies are upset it’s likely that Perron will be seen wearing a Senators jersey of one variety or another before year’s end.
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Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.