Ottawa Senators Select Carson Latimer After Trading into Fourth Round
Picks #136 and #170 go to Carolina.
A pick lost, and a pick gained. After acquiring the 136th overall pick from the Los Angeles Kings earlier today, the Ottawa Senators flipped the selection along with the 170th pick, to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for the 123rd pick.
With that pick, they select forward Carson Latimer from the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings.
With the 123rd overall pick in the 2021 #NHLDraft, the #Sens select Carson Latimer of the @EdmOilKings! #GoSensGo pic.twitter.com/G8mS36Oh2c— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) July 24, 2021
A 6’1 right wing from Surrey, B.C., Latimer scored 5 goals and 11 assists in 22 games with the Oil Kings, and brings with him a threat level away from the puck, at both ends of the ice.
#Sens select RW Carson Latimer from the Edmonton Oil Kings!— Locked On Senators (@SensCentral) July 24, 2021
From the EP Draft Guide ⬇️ #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/8ASG4urwFw
NHL Central Scouting has him ranked 149th among North American skaters, making this pick another one of the team’s patented off-the-board selections. Adding another right-winger along with Tyler Boucher definitely helps to address a weak point in Ottawa’s prospect pool, and I’m pretty intrigued by Latimer as a potential shutdown forward. It’s going to be interesting to see to what extent he can boost his production in his next year of junior hockey.
Welcome to Ottawa, Carson!
Hey @Senators fans, here's some highlights from the 2020-21 Central Division Rookie of the Year! pic.twitter.com/9da2d7SbbN— The WHL (@TheWHL) July 24, 2021