Assessing the Ottawa Senators’ 2013 NHL Draft picks

Short scouting reports for each of the Ottawa Senators’ 2013 NHL Draft picks.

Round 1, 17th overall

Curtis Lazar, C, Edmonton Oil Kings, Western Hockey League. Forecast: Competitive two-way forward with excellent offensive skills, has been compared favourably to Dustin Brown of Los Angeles and Ryan Callahan of New York Rangers.

Round 3, 78th overall

Jonas Hogberg, G, Linköping, Swedish Junior League. Forecast: Big (6-foot-3, 195 pounds) and athletic, the Senators are hoping that with advancement into Swedish Elite League and better coaching, he will eventually become a legitimate NHL prospect.

Round 4, 102nd overall

Tobias Lindberg, LW, Djurgardens, Swedish Junior/Swedish Elite League. Forecast: He has three tools all NHL teams covet: speed, skill and size. If he puts it all together, he could be the second coming of Colin Greening.

Round 4, 108th overall

Ben Harpur, D, Guelph, Ontario Hockey League. Forecast: Rangy, stay-at-home defender, (6-foot-6, 210 pounds) improved in late stages of first OHL season. If skill improves, could be a third-pair NHL defenceman

Round 5, 138th overall

Vincent Dunn, F, Gatineau, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Forecast: Feisty, energetic centre/winger has enthusiasm in spades, but needs to improve skating to be impact player as a pro.

Round 6, 161st overall

Chris Leblanc, F, South Shore, EJHL (Quebec). Forecast: A late bloomer, he’s a long-term project who will play at Merrimack College next season.

Round 6, 168th overall

Quentin Shore, F, University of Denver. Forecast: Part of a family with strong hockey bloodlines, he moved up the roster at Denver last season and the Senators are gambling he’ll continue to improve.

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