After making waves on the first day of free agency by trading Jason Spezza, the Senators were relatively quiet on the second day. The only addition to the team came through the signing of centre Carter Camper to a one-year, two-way contract. The value of the contract has not yet been revealed.
Camper was an undrafted forward who played four years for the Miami Redhawks in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. He finished with 69 goals and 114 assists in 156 career college games, earning him a spot with the Boston Bruins' AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins at the end of 2011. Last season, he was traded mid-way through the season to Columbus Blue Jackets for Blake Parlett, playing solely with the Springfield Falcons. Through 189 AHL games, Camper has 41 goals and 107 assists. He also played 3 games for the Boston Bruins in 2011-12. Incidentally, he has one career NHL goal, scored against the Ottawa Senators.
Hockey's Future gives Camper a 7.0/10 for talent, but a D for likelihood of success. He is deemed to be intelligent and creative as a forward, but is small at 5' 9" and 176 lbs, and is below average in skating speed.
The Senators also formally announced the re-signings of Cole Schneider, Chris Wideman, and Michael Sdao.