With the 121st selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Ottawa Senators have selected Drake Batherson from the QMJHL’s Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
Batherson is a 6-foot-1 centre recorded 22 goals and 36 assists in 61 games during his second season with the Screaming Eagles. He also put up strong postseason numbers, racking up 7 goals and 5 assists in 11 games during the team’s two-round run. At one point, he was leading the league in points during the second round.
He is an over-ager, but the Senators are catching the 19-year-old immediately after a breakout season.
Below is his first ever goal in the QMJHL. It’s a beauty.